First customers take delivery of 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle

Six eager customers were among the first drivers in North America to take delivery Monday of Honda’s third-generation fuel cell vehicle, the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.

The first deliveries of the Clarity Fuel Cell were celebrated on the Torrance, Calif., campus of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in a ceremonial event after leasing their car from one of Honda’s six fuel cell vehicle dealerships in Southern California.

The customers are each previous owners of Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle, the Clarity FCX. They have provided feedback of their real-world use of the FCX to influence today’s customer experience of the Clarity Fuel Cell.

“The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell has arrived as the next big leap forward in electric drive mobility, with next-generation style, fun-to-drive performance and customer comfort,” said Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at AHM. “In the year ahead, we will continue the rollout of the new Clarity series of electrified vehicles, to include battery-electric and plug-in hybrid models.”

Honda customers leasing the new Clarity Fuel Cell will enjoy the benefits of driving the most advanced zero-emissions vehicle on the road today, including its ultra-low carbon footprint, comfortable seating for five, and $15,000 worth of hydrogen fuel. In addition, the Clarity Fuel Cell has the highest EPA driving range rating of any zero-emission vehicle in America, including fuel cell and battery electric vehicles, with a 366-mile range and fuel economy rating of 68 combined MPGe (miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent).

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