Honda has announced the launch of their Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle on National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in the US. Company's hydrogen-powered car will be launched in California before the end of 2016.
The new model offers a fuel stack which is 33 percent more compact than its predecessor. There is also a 60 percent increase in power density.
Under the hood of the new Honda Clarity, both the new fuel cell and integrated powertrain are fitted. This allows a more spacious cabin that fits five passengers.
Honda claims the driving range of this new model will exceed 483 km mark. Now the refuelling time is also less when compared to the predecessor. It will take approximately three to five minutes on a 70 kPa refuelling station.
The Japanese automaker didn't reveal any power outputs for the new version. The North-American version doesn't expect any difference from the Asian model which has a fuel cell stack capacity of 100kW and a 174bhp electric motor.
In 2015 Honda said that the new model will be available in select dealers in Los Angeles and Orange County. Pricing of the model will be announced later.