2018 Honda Clarity Electric Now Offered With A Monthly Lease Of Just $199

Honda is launching the 2018 Clarity Electric in select California and Oregon dealerships, announcing at the same time a new, more affordable lease option.

The Japanese company will still not let you outright purchase a Clarity Electric, but they will give you one for $199 per month, plus tax. The lease has a duration of 36 months and includes an allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Honda has the federal tax credit built in the lease, with buyers required to pay $1,499 at signing the contract. Customers from California or Oregon may qualify for state rebates of $2,500.

The all-electric Honda Clarity is powered by an electric motor that produces 161hp and 221lb-ft (299Nm) of torque. The motor gets its juice from a 25.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack, enabling the Clarity Electric to travel up to 89 miles (143km) between charges.

For comparison, a Nissan Leaf uses a 40kWh battery pack and can travel 150 miles according to EPA between charges.

Plug it to a DC Fast Charger and the Honda Clarity Electric will get up to 80 percent charge in 30 minutes. Use a 240-volt charger and the battery will be charged in 3.5 hours.

The Honda Clarity is offered in three distinctive versions: electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell. Of the three, only the plug-in hybrid version is available for outright purchase, with a starting price of $33,400.

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  • willhaven

    This has to be the ugliest car ever made.

    • jon4uu

      I actually think I’m damaging my eyesight looking at it…

    • Joe E

      Tied with Mirai

  • Knotmyrealname

    Most cars I can look at and whether they are attractive or not, I can get used to them and you know, it sort of just washes over me.
    But this car…. this thing, has to be the worst abomination on wheels that I have ever seen. Horrid.
    Burn it. Crush them all….
    Please.

    • jon4uu

      Yep, I’ve gone blind. Curse you Honda!

  • Dr Strangefingger

    20k miles / yr for 199$ per month…. I’d be on board this deal for sure!!!! I can see them leasing every one that’s offered without a problem.

    • brn

      20,000 miles, 89 at a time. Many of us could drive this thing back and forth to work, but that’s about it.

  • ZYGIUS

    There is Insight, so what is the purpose to create fully electric Clarity????

    • willhaven

      Most likely testing the market.

    • Honda NSX-R

      The Insight is a hybrid

  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh, so it’s not a Hatchback. I never knew that.

    • willhaven

      It’s a huntchback.

  • Zeuster

    I thought Honda was scraping the bottom of the design barrel with the Civic line, but this. Oh this. Truly an abomination.

  • Honda NSX-R