Q. Is the FCX Clarity currently available?
A. While FCX Clarity drivers continue to enjoy their cars, Honda is no longer offering leases to new customers. We're putting the finishing touches on our next-generation Fuel-Cell Vehicle, coming in 2016, so be sure to sign up for the latest updates.
Q. The FCX Clarity Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) is a “dedicated platform hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.” What does that mean?
A.A. Honda has led the way in developing and improving fuel cell electric vehicle performance. The FCX Clarity FCEV was designed from the ground up to be a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle that runs on electricity, and emits only water vapor and heat into the air. In other words, the fuel cell technology was developed by Honda for the FCX Clarity FCEV, and was not retrofitted to an existing model. Instead, our engineers cleared away all preconceived notions of automobile design, challenging themselves to discover the new possibilities that can only be realized with the fuel cell vehicle. Learn more About Fuel Cells.
Q. How does a fuel cell work?
A. A fuel cell generates electricity by combining hydrogen and oxygen inside of a fuel cell stack. How the FCX Clarity FCEV Works.
Q. The FCX Clarity FCEV is an electric vehicle. Does the FCX Clarity need to be plugged in to recharge?
A. No, the FCX Clarity FCEV generates its own electricity onboard the vehicle inside the fuel cell. Learn more About Fuel Cells.
Q. Does the FCX Clarity FCEV run on gasoline?
A. No. The FCX Clarity FCEV does not use any gasoline whatsoever. It runs on clean, domestically produced compressed hydrogen gas. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.
Q. How far can I drive it before I have to refuel?
A. The FCX Clarity FCEV has a driving range of approximately 240 miles.*

*Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Q. How and where do I fill up the FCX Clarity FCEV?
A. A number of hydrogen refueling stations can be found in Southern California with others in development. Honda is also working to develop a Home Energy Station that may eventually supply energy to the home while filling up the car right inside the garage.
Q. How clean are the emissions of the FCX Clarity FCEV?
A.The hydrogen-powered Honda FCX Clarity FCEV is certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV), and by the EPA as a Tier-2 Bin 1 vehicle—the lowest possible federal EPA emission rating. It will also receive an EPA Inherently Low-Emission Vehicle (ILEV) rating due to its entirely sealed fuel system. It will qualify to access High- Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in California with just one person on board through 2018.
Q. What is the difference between fuel cell, hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles?
A. While plug-in electric vehicles are powered by a battery alone and must be plugged in to recharge, hybrid vehicles combine a conventional gasoline engine with an electric motor. You fill hybrid vehicles up with regular gasoline and they do not need to be plugged in. A hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle is an electric vehicle that does not need to be plugged in to recharge and it is refueled quickly with gaseous hydrogen.

Current fuel cell vehicles are powered by electricity generated onboard by combining hydrogen with oxygen by the fuel cell stack. Learn more about How Fuel Cells Work. From tank to wheel, the FCX Clarity FCEV is about twice as efficient as a hybrid-electric vehicle and three times more efficient than a conventional gasoline vehicle.
Q. What colors does the FCX Clarity FCEV come in?
A. The FCX Clarity FCEV is currently available in Star Garnet Metallic, a unique deep-red tone.
Q. How many passengers can the FCX Clarity FCEV comfortably seat?
A. The FCX Clarity FCEV is a roomy four-passenger sedan packed with amenities for a comfortable ride. Learn more about FCX Clarity FCEV Features.
Q. How fast does the FCX Clarity FCEV go?
A. The FCX Clarity has a top speed of 100 miles per hour on a test track, so you’ll have no trouble driving at the posted speed limit.
Q. Is the FCX Clarity FCEV fun to drive?
A. If you like smooth, strong acceleration, great handling and a quiet ride, then you’ll find the FCX Clarity FCEV to be one of the best cars you’ve ever driven. Learn more about FCX Clarity FCEV Performance.
Q. Where can I learn more about the alternative-fuel transportation initiatives of the various auto manufacturers?
A. Today, automakers are more concerned than ever about finding solutions to the problems of air quality and climate change, and Honda is leading the way. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has a Web site with information about various incentives and initiatives in this important area: http://www.driveclean.ca.gov/en/gv/home/index.asp

*Fuel economy estimates and driving range based on EPA test data. Your actual driving distance will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.