Description

The Clarity Electric is an all-electric four-door sedan from Honda. The Clarity Electric is the all-electric version of the Clarity family of vehicles, which includes the Fuel-Cell Clarity (currently for lease) and the upcoming Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.  With a 25.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Clarity Electric achieves an EPA-estimated electric range of 89 miles.  The Clarity Electric is powered by a 120 kW electric motor that develops 161 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, and achieves 114 MPGe on the EPA’s combined cycle and 126 MPGe around town.  Standard cargo space is 14.3 cubic feet, with 60/40 split folding rear seats and 102 cubic feet of passenger volume.  The Clarity Electric seats five in premium leather seats with front seat heating and power adjustability.  The Clarity Electric comes standard with Honda Sensing, an intelligent suite of safety and driver-assist technologies that help drivers maintain awareness.  Honda Sensing includes: Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruiser Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System.  CCS Fast Charging allows the Clarity Electric to recharge 80% of its battery in 30 minutes.  On a level 2 charger, the Clarity Electric takes approximately 3 hours to recharge.  The Clarity Electric is only available for lease.

Specs
  • Vehicle Type: Four-Door Liftback
  • Drivetrain: EV
  • Electric Range: 89 mi
  • Top Speed: 105 mph
  • Number of Seats: 5
  • Connector Type(s):
  • Price (USD): $37,495
  • Vehicle Website: Official Site
  • Sources: Clarity Electric Specs
  • CVRP Eligible
3 comments on “Honda Clarity Electric”
  1. Robert says:

    In an era when 200+ mile range is the standard 89 miles seems kind of lackluster. Still it is a start to get Honda into the market and one has to realize that there is a market for everything. If you use your vehicle for commuting to and from work with some side trips 89 miles is sufficient. Longer out of town trips you would need a longer ranged EV, plug in hybrid or even an ICE vehicle (if only a rental). This is just Honda’s step into a bigger world. We will see longer ranged vehicles from them and others in the next few years.

  2. Peggy Chmiel says:

    Just leased my Clarity. I called EV-go and they said it would take 10 hours to charge on Level 2? We are told and information above states 3 hours. Where does this discrepancy come from? Will I be able to install a quick charger at my house, so it charges in 3 hours? Where do I get one and who installs?

    1. John U'Ren says:

      Hi Peggy,

      EV-go is incorrect. The charge time for a 240-volt Level 2 charger is just over 3 hours. You can even calculate it yourself! The Honda Clarity Electric has a 25.5 kWh battery pack, and charges at a rate of 6.6 kW. To find out how long it would take to charge the car at its maximum charging speed (6.6 kW), you simply divide 25.5 by 6.6, which equals 3.86 hours; however, since you aren’t actually charging the full 25.5 kWh (because an EV’s battery is never completely depleted), the charge time comes to the state 3.1 hours. As long as your Level 2 charger is rated for at least 6.6 kW, you can charge your Honda Clarity Electric in just over 3 hours. These chargers are available from several major charger manufacturers, and they are usually installed by an electrician certified to install EV chargers. Head on over to our charger tracker for some suggestions: https://pluginamerica.org/get-equipped/charging/ – not that this list is not exhaustive.

      Thank you!

      John

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