Honda has made available an initial serie of six vehicles that will be running in London and Copenhagen as part of the HyFive initiative, which aims to spread the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel.
Compared with other cars that used hydrogen as fuel, the Honda Clarity is the first at being able to accommodate the full set of fuel cells in the space normally occupied by the combustion engine on the bonnet. This means that the Japanese sedan has a passenger compartment with enough room to carry a total of five people.
In tests conducted in the United States, the Clarity achieved a range of 589 km, higher than the vast majority of electric cars on the market. The Japanese car has dimensions similar to those of an executive sedan. The engine also has performances comparable to those of an equivalent diesel-powered car, with the battery generating 140 horsepower and a torque of 300 Nm.
The HyFive program aims to put not less than 185 hydrogen-powered cars circulating in six European countries soon enough.