Honda Clarity fuel cell range is the best in the segment in the US image

The all-new Honda Clarity fuel-cell vehicle is being praised as the top performer in terms of overall range among the zero emission vehicles available on sale right now.

The Japanese automaker will launch its second generation fuel cell vehicle later this year, and has recently announced the total range credentials – with the Clarity given by the EPA a rating of 366 miles (589 kilometers) on a single tank, which is a fuel economy equivalent of 69 mpg city/67 highway/68 combined, thus allowing the automaker to claim the “best [range] of any zero-emission vehicle.” The Clarity FCV is able to take on five passengers and will start shipping before the start of 2017 at 12 approved dealerships within certain areas of California – with the network inclusive of cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento.

“The zero-emissions family road trip is no longer science fiction,” commented Steve Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda. “Not only does the Clarity Fuel Cell fit five passengers and refuel in three to five minutes, if offers customers a driving range on par with gasoline-powered cars.” The Clarity FCV is range superior to other models in the segment: it’s 51 miles (81 km) better than the flagship Tesla Model S P100D, which has a range of 315 miles/506 kilometers and 54 miles (86 km) better than Toyota’s Mirai FCV which boasts a total range of 321 miles/516 kilometers.