The production ready Honda Clarity FCV (hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle) is in attendance at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The Clarity is the world’s first production vehicle to accommodate the entire fuel cell powertrain within the engine bay, thereby resulting in a spacious cabin.
The aerodynamic design is characterized by LED headlamps, low-slung front fascia with wing shaped chrome insert, a smoothly arching roofline, pronounced crease on the side, a short overhang, 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear fascia with integrated spoiler and wraparound combination lights that extend into boot lid.
The simple and uncluttered interior design adopts Honda’s Man Maximum, Machine Minimum principle. The neat dual-tone dashboard houses a huge centre console display to keep the driver updated of the powertrain status.
Speaking of the powertrain, the Clarity FCV is powered by a 130 KW (176 PS) electric motor which derives juice from a compact hydrogen fuel cell stack with an output of over 100 KW. The battery is located on the floor, below the front seat while the two hydrogen tanks are located below the rear seats and above the rear axles.
The company claims a refueling time of just 3 minutes and a range of over 700 km. The Honda Clarity FCV can also act as a mobile power plant.