Japan model Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Car with climate-controlled seats unveiled

Honda unveiled the Japan model of its FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle today. Designed as a dedicated fuel cell vehicle, the Honda FCX Clarity is powered by the Honda V Flow fuel cell stack. Thanks to the innovative layout of the fuel cell power plant, the FCX Clarity offers superior design, packaging and driving performance. Emitting no CO2 in operation, the FCX Clarity offers not only the ultimate in environmental responsibility but also real-world performance and appeal. The lightweight and compact design of the Honda V Flow fuel cell stack allows it to be arranged in the vehicle’s center tunnel for a more spacious interior and an elegant, low-riding sedan form. Cruising range has been extended 30% to 620km. The Japan model also features climate-controlled seats in the rear as well as in the front.

Honda FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle will be displayed at the Environmental Showcase at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit that begins July 7, 2008. Leasing in Japan is scheduled to begin November 2008. The combined sales plan for Japan and U.S. calls for a few dozen units a year and about 200 units within three years.