Hydrogen Powered Honda FCX Clarity at Fisher Honda

August 11th, 2011 by

Fisher Honda Has the Honda FCX Clarity, the Hydrogen-Fueled Car of the Future

Honda FCX Clarity Offers Electric Power With Sleek Design

The car of the future is here today and Honda makes it!  Boulder’s premier Honda dealer Fisher Honda is proud to present the new Honda FCX Clarity.  Honda is known for its innovation in alternatively fueled vehicles, and was the first auto maker to market one in the United States.  The Honda FCX Clarity is the result of Honda’s innovation and technological advancements.  The FCX Clarity is an electric vehicle powered by an electric motor running on electricity generated by a hydrogen-powered fuel cell.  This eco-friendly technology, coupled with the lithium-ion battery supplemental power pack, allows for the vehicle to run efficiently without sacrificing power.  The light, aerodynamic body style not only adds to its speed and efficiency, it makes it look the way a sleek car of the future should!

Fuel-Saving, Eco-Friendly Features of the Honda FXC Clarity

The Honda FXC Clarity doesn’t run on gasoline, but it gets the equivalent of 60 mpg!  Honda’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle technology allows the Honda FXC Clarity to achieve this unmatched mileage without the use of toxic gasoline. The fuel cell combines hydrogen with oxygen to make electricity in a way that allows the vehicle to emit only water vapor instead of toxic emissions.  This advanced system combines the work of the high-efficiency lithium-ion battery, V-Flow fuel stack, and an electric motor.  Combined, it is the most lightweight, compact, fuel-efficient machine on the automotive market.

The Honda FXC Clarity’s interior is also more eco-friendly with Honda’s fabric choice.  Instead of covering the seats with traditional petroleum-based polyester, the Honda FXC Clarity’s seats are covered in Honda’s special plant-derived Bio-Fabric that provides a CO2 reduction of 30 percent.

Hydrogen and Electric Vehicle Refueling

Honda has been working on hydrogen power and fuel stations since 1999.  They have also been working on an experimental Home Energy Station since 2003. The Home Energy Station, which generates hydrogen from natural gas, is designed to provide heat and electricity for the home through fuel cell cogeneration and to supply fuel for a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicle.  With the innovators at Honda working on these groundbreaking technologies, there will not only be fueling centers for your hydrogen powered Honda FCX Clarity, but they might very well be at your own home.  Keep your eyes open as the Honda FCX Clarity starts getting wider distribution throughout the United States.

Honda Safety and Technology Features

The Honda FXC Clarity may have a lot of new innovative technology, but it still has the safety features for which Honda is known.  Honda keeps your comfort and convenience in mind, while still adhering to the safety standards of the NHTSA and U.S. federal safety standards.  The Honda FXC Clarity includes:

  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™* with Voice Recognition and Rearview Camera
  • XM® Radio
  • MP3/Auxiliary input jack
  • USB audio Interface
  • Six standard airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) — This is Honda’s latest technology that alerts the driver to potential collisions and lessens the force of collisions.  It’s Honda’s equivalent to a co-pilot in your vehicle.

The Car of the Future, Today at Fisher Honda in Boulder

The Honda FXC Clarity has a limited availability in the United States.  If you’re interested in being one of the first drivers in Colorado to have the most futuristic vehicle on the road, come in to Fisher Honda in Boulder, Colorado and talk to their sales department about leasing options available.  Visit us online for a complete list of inventory.