2017 Honda Clarity Electric Launched In The US, Costs $269 Per Month

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric has begun arriving at dealerships in California and Oregon.

Looking virtually identical to the Clarity Fuel Cell, the Clarity Electric will be available to lease for $269 per month with a $1,730 down payment. The 36 month lease factors in the federal tax credit for eco-friendly vehicles and provides buyers with 24/7 roadside assistance as well as a mileage allotment of 20,000 miles (32,186 km) per year.

Motivation is provided by a 25.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack which feeds an electric motor that develops 161 hp (120 kW) and 221 lb-ft (299 Nm) of torque. This enables the model to travel approximately 89 miles (143 km) on a single charge and have an EPA fuel economy rating of 126 MPGe city /103 MPGe highway / 114 MPGe combined.

Since the car’s range is extremely limited, drivers will be happy to know the battery can be fully recharged in around three hours using a 240 volt fast charger. The same system can also deliver an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

While the Clarity Electric isn’t without its compromises, the model comes nicely equipped with perforated leather seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and an 8-inch Display Audio system with GPS navigation. Drivers will also find adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a push-button ignition.

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  • Just another Supra fan

    89 miles? That’s the best they can muster?

    • Others are Coming

      No kidding! Because you cannot own it, you’re basically paying Honda to drive what is essentially a mule. Honda can do much better than this. I don’t see this model flying off lots, but rather gathering dust in dealer back lots.

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Honda has gone ‘full reta*d’ with the battery range. Never go ‘full ret*rd’. Must be the same engineers working on the F1 engines.

  • sidewaysspin

    The japanese designwise remain hopeless.

  • pcurve

    I would be shocked if they sold more than 5,000 of these in a year.

    • brn

      Considering they excluded 48 states (and many countries), I agree.

  • TIRED OF THESE BIG COMPANIES WHO CAN’T SEEM TO GET A DECENT AMOUNT OF ELECTRIC CARS ON THE ROAD. EVERYONE LIKES TO BAD MOUTH TESLA BUT THEY SINGLE-HANDEDLY BUILT AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND HAVE THREE MODELS FOR SALE.

    • Others are Coming

      I think everyone is tired of yelling posts and those invested in Tesla whom constantly pander Tesla PR for the sake of their stock.

      • GET YOURSELF A BIG BOY ACCOUNT THEN YOU CAN BLOCK ANYONE YOU DON’T WANT TO READ…DON’T OWN ANY TESLA STOCK HERE BABE.

  • scjeff

    Expensive, ugly, and short range. Why will anyone lease one of these?

    I’m a big EV fan, this abomination will only hurt other EVs.

  • Six_Tymes

    this is uncomfortable to even look at in pictures. yeesh…

  • Blade t

    Looks worse than the Pontiac Aztek….

  • supermanuel

    So ugly. Why?

  • Knotmyrealname

    WHO in Honda insists on pushing this (aka their own egotistical agenda) on to people who for the most part see this as the most ugly and energy contrived 4 wheeled abomination of recent times. Who? Someone in Honda has a lot of pull, for this is vacuuming up an awful amount of resource.
    Lastly, those wheels!! They look like something from a 1970’s baby’s pushchair.

  • Infinite1

    It’s a Honda Insight that grew in size with a prototype looking Accord front end.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    “and a push-button ignition.”

    When you are low on substance, you market the funniest things just to make the list a little longer.

    I will say, it’s marginally worse in all aspects than the Model 3. It at LEAST comes with leather interior.

  • Pi

    It looks like an electric car…no thank you.

  • Beam Black

    I bet you a dollar , They lease more then 30k units.

  • Beam Black

    I bet anyone a dollar , They will lease out more then 30k in there first year ! !

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