Honda Clarity News

Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall
Honda adds 772,000 Accord, Civic, CR-V, and other models to Takata airbag recall

This morning we have good news and bad news. The good news is, the massive recall of Takata's fatally flawed airbags is continuing. The bad news is, the recall is as complicated as ever, and it's going to take years to complete. (For quick a recap, click here.) Today, Honda--formerly known as...Read More»

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2017 Honda Clarity Preview Video

​ Will hydrogen really be the fuel of the future? Honda thinks it might, so it's putting down some serious money to develop its second fuel-cell powered production car--but it's also hedging its bets for electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the same time. We got our first look at the Clarity at...Read More»

2014 Honda Insight
It's Official: Honda Kills The Insight & Fit EV

Rumors began circulating back in February, and now they've been confirmed by the automaker: America's first hybrid, the Honda Insight, is dead. It's not like we didn't see it coming. Compared to its closest rival, the Toyota Prius, the Insight's sales stats have been deeply underwhelming. Last...Read More»

Toyota FCV concept, Tokyo Motor Show 2013
Honda, Toyota Will Launch Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles By 2015 (But They Won't Be Cheap)

Are you already over electric cars? Do you find Tesla a bit ho-hum? If so, here's something to perk you up: according to a report in Nikkei, Honda and Toyota both plan to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, and the cars are on-target to hit showrooms next year. The fact that both Japanese...Read More»

Still from Honda's 'The Undying Dream'
Video: Honda's New Film, 'The Undying Dream', Plays Sundance

While much of America's attention this weekend was focused on a certain football game, for a handful of film buffs and car fans, the center of the known universe was the Sundance Film Festival. That's where Honda unveiled the latest short in its "Dream the Impossible" film series -- this one dubbed...Read More»

ASIMO robot by Honda, featured in 'Living With Robots'
Video: Honda's 'Living With Robots' Screens At Sundance

Gearheads and their tech cousins, propellerheads, often run in the same circles. Both are possessed by a love of tinkering, futzing, and generally crafting bits of metal and plastic into useful and/or awesome stuff. Honda's (NYSE:HMC) research team is no exception to the rule, being known not only...Read More»

fcx clarity fuelcell motorauthority 001
Honda Officially Considering Battery Electric Vehicle

Back in August, Viknesh Vijayenthiran reported on rumors that Honda would launch a zero-emission battery electric vehicle in the US by 2015. The vehicle in question was described as a lithium-ion battery-powered minicar, and there was some speculation that Honda would unveil a prototype at the...Read More»

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of a select few chosen to lease a Honda FCX Clarity.
Honda Still Hopes To Meet FCX Clarity Goals

Since the Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell vehicle launched over a year ago, it's gotten a good bit of coverage here at TCC, even though there are only about 10 models on the highways of America and Japan. That's a long way from Honda's goal of leasing 200 units in the Clarity's first three...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell
Mercedes-Benz Introduces First Series Fuel Cell Vehicle

Mercedes-Benz is joining the fuel cell crowd: the company has announced plans for its first series-produced fuel cell vehicle, called the B-Class F-CELL. (MB alluded to the vehicle back in January at the Detroit Auto Show, but this makes it official.) The F-CELL will be available in the U.S. and...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota Losing Ground In The EV Race?

An interesting article in the New York Times suggests that Toyota -- the same Toyota that's often considered to be at the forefront of the green car movement, thanks to its popular Prius hybrid and all those eye-popping, folksy TV ads you've been seeing -- is slipping in the race to bring fully...Read More»

fcx clarity fuelcell motorauthority 007
As Others Focus On EVs, Honda Sticks With Hydrogen

Earlier this year we got the chance to drive the production 2009 Honda FCX Clarity, which is the first publicly available hydrogen sedan. The FCX can't yet be considered a mass-produced vehicle. Looking at our test vehicle and its rough edges underneath, it was clear that the FCX is hand-fettled...Read More»

Honda FCX Clarity
Driven: 2009 Honda FCX Clarity

Early on an unseasonably warm morning this past weekend I was already getting some good seat time behind the wheel of a hydrogen-fueled 2009 Honda FCX Clarity. By the way, just remembering that there are only three of these fuel-cell sedans in existence, other than the seven that have already been...Read More»

Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell with mobile refueler
As Federal Government Holds Back on Hydrogen, California Remains Buoyant

To much of the general public, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles remain a novelty from a distant future. And hydrogen advocates haven’t done a very good job in demonstrating fuel-cell vehicles to those outside of Los Angeles or Sacramento. It might pique the interest of more than a few gearheads to see...Read More»

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of a select few chosen to lease a Honda FCX Clarity.
Off-The-Cuff Endorsements From Schwarzenegger or Obama? Priceless.

Just a week apart, two high-profile leaders put restraint aside and showed allegiances to particular automakers—in this case, Honda and Ford—for their green-car efforts. This past Wednesday, as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at a Shell station in Los Angeles, just after the...Read More»

2009 Honda FCX Clarity, being delivered to 19-year-old actress Q’orianka Kilcher
Electric Cars Are Coming! Hydrogen...Maybe Not So Much

We get asked a lot of questions by friends and colleagues looking to buy cars and trucks, as we noted elsewhere this morning. But we also get asked a lot about future cars, especially hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. The standard question is either, "When should we expect...Read More»

Honda ASIMO robot
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto: Honda Goes Robo For Rose Bowl

On Thursday Honda tested a 49-foot replica of its ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) humanoid robot in a rehearsal for the Rose Parade. The giant robot will be joined by Honda's Rose Parade float; the Honda FCX Clarity fuel-cell pace car will be leading the parade, which makes it the...Read More»

2008 Honda FC Sport
L.A. Show: 2008 Honda FC Sport Concept

Part Storm Trooper, part Vector W8--and all fuel-cell vehicle? Honda's showstopper at the Los Angeles auto show is the FC Sport, a sportscar that borrows the fuel-cell powertrain from the FCX Clarity and wraps it in a dramatically wedgy body that looks like Jerry Weigert's been given a day pass to...Read More»

BMW Hydrogen 7 Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank Is Hydrogen-Powered

No, she's not taking over in the Sarah Conner chronicles, although her award-winning androgyny suits a Terminator just fine. Hilary Swank is, like Jamie Lee Curtis, the new driver of a new hydrogen-powered vehicle. Swank seems to have gotten the better half of the deal; while Curtis and husband...Read More»

Honda FCX Clarity
Honda Sets Up World’s First Fuel Cell Dealer Network

Not all that long ago, fuel cell vehicles, or FCVs, were being hailed as the future of the automobile. These days, however, there's growing skepticism about hydrogen technology, and admittedly for good reason. While it may be the most abundant element in the universe, there's no ready supply of...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.