Honda Clarity Fuel Cell debut at Auto Expo 2018
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle to debut in India at the Auto Expo 2018 this month. The fuel cell vehicle (FCV) was introduced at the 2015 Tokyo Motorshow and measures 4915 mm in length, 1875 mm in width and 1480 mm in length with an impressive 2750 mm wheelbase.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell motor churns out 177 PS (130 kW) peak power and 300 Nm of torque combined with a single-speed direct-drive transmission. Its fuel stack generates electricity through hydrogen-oxygen reaction. This electricity is stored in a lithium-ion battery pack. With its intelligent system electricity is also produced while deceleration. The new fuel cell voltage converter unit converts 500V electricity generated by the stack.
With two storage tanks Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is capable of storing 141 liters of hydrogen. The main 117 liter tank is placed under the luggage compartment and a smaller 24 liter tank is placed under the rear passenger seat. These tanks are securely mounted in the sub frame and are designed to meet numerous stringent global safety standards and constructed with a high-tech aluminum wound in carbon fiber, making them incredibly strong and impact-resistant.
Equipped with Honda Sensing, the FCV is equipped with an intelligent suite of safety and advance drive-assist technologies like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS). All of these help the driver stay aware on the road and prevent collisions.
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell received a EPA range rating of 366 miles. This FCV is connected through the Honda Link app, allowing a remote check on fuel level, driving range and even finds the nearest hydrogen-filing system. Interiors are spacious with premium features like leather seats, head-up display, steering wheel mounted controls, ultra suede dashboard, power adjustable seats, push button start/stop to name a few.