2016 Clarity Fuel Cell


Honda began sales in Japan of its all-new fuel cell vehicle (FCV), the CLARITY FUEL CELL in March 2016.

The CLARITY FUEL CELL is the world’s first*1 five-passenger sedan type FCV, realized by making the fuel cell powertrain more compact using original Honda technologies and fitting it entirely under the hood of the car.

Combined with the improved efficiency of the powertrain and a reduced energy requirement for driving, a 70 MPa high-pressure hydrogen storage tank installed to this vehicle provides a cruising range (for reference) of approximately 750 km*2, to achieve the world’s top-class*3 cruising range among all zero emission vehicles.

  • *1Among planned production models of sedan-type vehicles, Honda internal research as of February 2016
  • *2Honda internal measurement in JC08 mode and after refueling the vehicle at a hydrogen station with charging pressure of 70 MPa under the standard conditions specified in the SAE standards (J2601)
    (see the details)
  • *3Honda internal research as of February 2016
2016 Clarity Fuel Cell
2016 Clarity Fuel Cell

Key Specifications

Number of occupants 5
Powertrain Motor Max. output 130 kW/4,501-9,028 rpm [Max rpm: 13,000 rpm]
Max. torque 300 N・m/0-3,500 rpm
Type AC synchronous motor
Fuel cell stack Max. output 103 kW
Type Polymer electrolyte fuel cell (PEFC)
Drive battery Type Lithium-ion battery
Fuel/tank Fuel type compressed hydrogen
Tank capacity 141 L (front: 24 L/ rear: 117 L)
Nominal pressure 70 MPa
Vehicle size (length x width x height) 4,915 mm x 1,875 mm x 1,480 mm
Vehicle weight 1,890 kg