Honda Clarity Electric

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2021
Price USA (new)
Manufacturer's suggested base price
$37,490

Honda Clarity Electric

Technical Specifications of Honda Clarity Electric

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2017 - 2021
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place.
USA
Current Status
Announced (planned), Pre-order (reservations open), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Sedan Honda Clarity Electric

Range and Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
89 mi
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
Wh/mi
27.2 kWh 272 Wh

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
25.5 kWh 24.2 kWh
Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
6.6 kW 80 kW
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
CCS Type 1
CCS Type 1 charge port

Performance

Drive Type
PMSM: Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor. IM: AC Induction Motor
FWD: PMSM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
120 kW (161 hp) 221 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
8 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
100 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
192.7 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
73.9 in No Data
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
58.2 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
108.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
5
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
4023 lb
Cargo Volume
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity in the front hood.
Trunk
Max
Frunk
14 ft3 No Data No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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Charging Honda Clarity Electric

Slow (AC)
Fast (DC)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Fast (DC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Honda Clarity Electric

The Honda Clarity Electric is an all-electric front-wheel drive sedan. It came out in 2017. Honda stopped making the Honda Clarity Electric in 2021.

The Honda Clarity Electric has a 25.5 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 89 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 27.2 kWh per 100 miles (or 272 Wh/mile) — ranked №630 out of 662 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Honda Clarity Electric achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 8 seconds (placing it at №461 among 662 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 100 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 120 kW (161 hp) and a torque of 221 lb-ft.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

Real-world range of the Honda Clarity Electric is 80–98 miles (ranked №630 out of 662 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

The Honda Clarity Electric in the USA is equipped with a CCS Type 1 charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 6.6 kW, which translates to roughly 22 miles of range added per hour.

For faster charging, use DC fast-charging stations. The Honda Clarity Electric supports a maximum DC charging rate of 80 kW, but it's important to note that battery temperature and current charge level can affect the actual charging speed you'll experience.

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

Here are the dimensions and weight for the Honda Clarity Electric:

  • Length: 192.7 in
  • Width: 73.9 in (including side mirrors) or N/A in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 58.2 in
  • Wheelbase: 108.3 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 4023 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Here's a breakdown of the Honda Clarity Electric cargo space:

  • Trunk capacity: With the rear seats up, you get 14 cubic feet of cargo space in the back (ranked №436 out of 662 electric vehicles).
  • Max cargo capacity: Fold down the rear seats, and you open up N/A cubic feet of total cargo space (ranked №N/A out of 662 electric vehicles).
  • Frunk capacity: The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).
Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

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