Honda Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day with Clarity FCV
What is National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day?
October 8 is National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day, and to celebrate the holiday, Honda is raising awareness of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies that can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while increasing the nation’s energy independence. The Japanese automaker also announced some details on the upcoming release of the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle.
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day – October 8
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day is a holiday to raise awareness of the role that fuel cell vehicles can play in the future of energy and mobility in America. The U.S. Senate provided official recognition of October 8 as National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day last year, in recognition of the atomic weight of hydrogen (1.008).
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle Features
The Honda Clarity is a new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered sedan. The vehicle is propelled by combining hydrogen from a fuel cell stack with incoming oxygen in the front air vents, with zero-emissions water vapor as the only byproduct, which exits through the tailpipe. The Clarity FCV will feature a driving range rating anticipated to exceed 300 miles, with a refueling time of approximately three to five minutes using 70 kPa refueling stations.
“Honda believes that hydrogen can play a critical role in addressing global climate change and accelerating progress toward a more sustainable, ultra low-carbon mobility future. We are excited to deliver the all-new zero-emissions Clarity Fuel Cell, a spacious 5-passenger fuel cell sedan with the range and refueling time of a conventional car. The Clarity can meet customer needs for performance, safety and advanced telematics, while addressing society’s environmental and energy concerns.” – Steve Center, Vice President of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co.,Inc.
Where is the 2017 Honda Clarity available for purchase?
Honda will release the 2017 Clarity for customers in California at the end of this year. Sales and marketing will begin in the Los Angeles and Orange County regions, as well as, for the first time, the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento areas, where the network of hydrogen stations has started in earnest.
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