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FCX Clarity, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV)
 
Honda began dreaming about a hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicle way back in 1986. Today, the fruits of our labor can be seen as the FCX Clarity FCEV is officially out on the road.

FCX Clarity

For over two decades, our engineers have been dedicated to building a zero-emissions car that will help protect the natural environment for our children and future generations. Powered by an electric motor and utilizing a Honda-developed fuel-cell stack, the FCX Clarity FCEV emits no CO2, which scientists say is a major contributor to climate change. Learn more about how fuel cells work.
 
Since the first Honda fuel-cell vehicle was unveiled in 1999, dramatic changes have taken place in rapid succession. The fuel-cell stack in the 1999 vehicle was very large and bulky. By developing and working to perfect our own Honda fuel-cell stacks, Honda has made them significantly smaller, lighter, more compact and more powerful. As a result, the design of the vehicle itself has also gone from tall and boxy to sleek and elegant with a roomy and comfortable cabin.
 
Honda has brought the fuel-cell vehicle from the lab to the fleet and now, to the public. A limited number of FCX Clarity FCEV vehicles are now being leased to qualified Southern California customers. And Honda is already preparing to expand the availability of these amazing vehicles as soon as convenient fueling options become more widely available.
 
The FCX Clarity FCEV
  • Emits only water vapor
  • Uses clean, domestically produced hydrogen
  • Significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions
  • Is a certified Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV)

 

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