2013 Honda FCX Clarity
2012 Vehicle Information
2013 Vehicle Information

The Honda FCX Clarity: A Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle


The FCX Clarity is a hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle that was first available for sale in 2008. It is based on the 2006 Honda FCX concept, produces zero emissions like an electric car, but can be refueled in as little as five minutes. It also has a driving range of a gasoline powered full-size sedan. Honda hopes to be mass producing models based on the FCX Clarity by 2018.

The FCX was first revealed in November of 2007 and went into production to the following June.  It is currently available for lease in select states in the US where hydrogen fuel stations are located.

Powertrain and Features

The FCX Clarity is powered by a 100kW Vertical Flow hydrogen fuel stack. Waste electricity from braking and deceleration is stored in a 288V lithium ion battery. Its electric motor produces 134 hp and 189 lb-ft of torque. It is also equipped with a compact PCU transmission, supporting an EPA-estimated range of 240 miles*. The fuel tank is positioned under the vehicle’s rear seats to maximize interior space.

It comes equipped with heated and cooled seats that are upholstered with Honda’s revolutionary plant derived Bio-Fabric. It also comes equipped with the Honda satellite-linked navigation system with voice recognition and a rearview camera. Other features include XM satellite radio, an MP3 auxiliary input jack, and a USB audio interface.

The FCX Clarity also features a unique instrument panel with 3D gauges to help track fuel consumption as driving conditions change. The gauges change color when fuel consumption is high.

Stop by Community Honda in Orland Park Today

Visit Community Honda today for more information about the new Honda FCX Clarity. The vehicle is currently only available in select states, but Honda intends to increase production over the next several years. For right now, Community Honda has a great selection of brand new 2013 Honda models in stock now and ready to test drive. We are less than a twenty minute drive from Frankfort via US-45 N. Stop by and see us today in Orland Park to test drive anew Honda; our dealership is Monday through Saturday.

*Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.