Monday, February 27, 2017

Honda Clarity EV: WTF???

The EV version of the Hydrogen powered Clarity is now rumored to get only 80 miles per charge.
That's right. 80 miles.

For a 2018 model that sounds like a joke.
Not only, it is far less than any other EVs. It's not that much bore than a Volt. Which is a Plug-in car that will never leave you stranded.

Unless, that rumor is about the upcoming Plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity?
In that case, it would be great! 80 miles EV plus gas.

If the rumor is true, and Honda can only get 80 miles out of an EV these days, it is a really sad statement about the company.

So let's hope the rumor is wrong. Let's hope the 80 miles EV range is actually for the Plug-in version.

Head over HERE for more info about that sad/crazy rumor.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a rumor sadly:

www.autonews.com/article/20170227/OEM05/302279968/honda-settles-for-an-80-mile-ev

This model probably is just to satisfy states requiring EV's. I'm sure they don't expect many buyers.

It was said earlier that Honda expects 40 mi range for PHEV. But seems now bit doubtful if they look at cost cutting by reducing battery.

Anonymous said...

The only thing that is very clear here is that this is a f_<|#g dud of the highest order. What a f'ing disgrace to the Honda name

Vince Burlapp said...

That is really sad if true. There has to be zero market for an 80 miles EV right now.

Anonymous said...

Forget the ev part for a second. This is the ugliest thing since the Aztec

Anonymous said...

How did they manage to style their car to be even uglier than the Prius? Honda has no shame.

Anonymous said...

nissan leaf way better technology and ZERO emissions

Anonymous said...

this is the ugliest vehicle I've seen. And I thought the Crosstour was ugly

Anonymous said...

Sorry Prius, I'll never make fun of you again.

Vince Burlapp said...

I sat inside one a few weeks ago. I can tell you it's NOT better looking in peson.
I wonder if this is a weird preview of the next Accord design....

Anonymous said...

Vince, we thought the previous FCV Clarity (which came out shortly after the ultra-modern 2006 Civics) would preview the 2008 Accord, but sadly it did not. This time, I'm very hopeful that this Clarity (which is coming out after the ghastly 2016 Civics) looks NOTHING like the next Accord.

el_monty said...

The concept looked fantastic but the translation to a production car has been even worse that a certain Subaru model we all know about... And 80 miles per charge sounds almost like Honda is deliberately trying to sabotage the project!