The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric is now available for purchase at its dealerships in California and Oregon.
The 2018 Clarity Electric is only available for leasing at a price of $199 plus tax per month, with a $1,499 down payment. That lease runs for 36 months, and lessees get 20,000 miles per year. 24/7 roadside assistance is included, as well.
That figure reflects the $7,500 federal tax credit, which Honda finance will keep as part of the capitalized cost reduction of the lease. In addition, consumers from California or Oregon may qualify for state rebates of $2,500. The Clarity Electric is eligible for California-issued Clean Air Vehicle Stickers that provide single occupant HOV access.
The Clarity Electric gets up to an 80 percent charge in 30 minutes with DC Fast Charging (SAE combo). The Clarity Electric is one of the only electric vehicles to have DC Fast Charging standard. Level 2 charging gives Clarity Electric drivers the flexibility to charge their battery in just 3.5 hours at home, office or anywhere there’s a 240-volt charger.
The Clarity Electric has an EPA fuel economy rating of 126/103/114 MPGe (city/highway/combined) and an 89 mile EPA range rating on a full charge from its 25.5-kwh battery.
“We’re upping the ante on both premium appeal and affordability with the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric,” said Steven Center, vice president of Connected and Environmental Business Development at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “At $199 a month, Clarity Electric consumers will not only get a very affordable zero-emissions driving experience, they’ll also enjoy a level of premium quality and driving refinement that really no other electric car in the segment can match.”
The Clarity series – Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric – has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design elements and standard Honda Sensing. Each Clarity variant has a spacious five-passenger interior, outfitted with premium, environmentally responsible materials, Display Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and no-compromise trunk space.
The Clarity series shared “3-in-1” platform strategy enables Honda to respond to infrastructure and market developments, provide customers nationwide with an ultra-low carbon vehicle that meets their lifestyle needs and takes Honda toward higher volume sales of advanced powertrain products help reduce CO2 emissions.
The Clarity series was chosen as Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green Car of the Year and Edmunds’ Most Innovative Car in its 2018 CES Tech Driven Awards.
Combined with the 2018 Accord Hybrid and the soon-to-launch 2019 Insight, the Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid represent the next generation of Honda vehicles, as the company advances toward its goal of growing electrified vehicles to two-thirds of global sales by 2030.