The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell ahead of the Toyota Mirai in consumption and autonomy


New Honda Clasity Fuel Cell 2017.

The new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle powered by a fuel cell fed by hydrogen of the japanese brand, has already received its corresponding certification of the EPA, the environmental organization american. One of the steps prior to the commercialization of the model in that market.

The model of Honda has been approved a range of 589 miles, with a consumption homologated according to the standard of the EPA, more rigid than the NEDC european, 28.9 kilometers per liter, which moved to european dimensions is equivalent to 3.45 litres/100 kms.

that does not mean that you approve this figure in Europe, because the systems of measurement, european, and american are very different, as the best example of the difference between the autonomy of Chevy’s Bolt and Opel Ampera-e, the same vehicle and, therefore, same performance but sold under two badges and a different homologando distinct figures in each continent.


Next to arrive on the market.

As pointed out by Honda, this is the best figure among electric vehicles without a combustion engine, including those equipped with fuel cell and pure electric vehicles sold in the united States.

Honda had to delay almost a year ago now the arrival of the Clarity Fuel Cell, which allowed the Mirai Toyota previewed such as the first production vehicle powered by hydrogen to reach the market. Earlier at Toyota, Honda already marketed, but only in certain locations, the FCX Clarity, which was intended to be a rolling laboratory of this technology.

While the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell approvals 68 miles per gallon, the Mirai is slightly behind, with 67 mpg and 502 kms autonomy.


The Toyota Mirai came before the market.

The new Honda hydrogen will come first to the north american market, and in a time not yet specified of this year, will reach some european markets, those who have the program HyFIVE Honda. So what can we expect its arrival to November or December.

Honda announces it as the “first model with bodywork sedan
production of the world powered by a fuel cell system
hosts all the group of the driving forces in the space that normally would occupy the
engine and transmission
, under the hood.”

What comes to mean that not
it is the first, this is already achieved Toyota, but that has all the
technical elements of the group driving in the vain front, where
normally houses the mechanics, this allows you to offer something more than
space in the cabin