After killing the Clarity EV last year, Honda is ending production of its hydrogen fuel cells and Clarity plug-in hybrid models this summer, Autoblog he said. The decision came because of weak demand and Honda’s new focus on electrification, according to him Nikkei.
The Clarity fuel cell vehicle has been depreciating in the United States from the beginning with a high price of $ 71,200 and a lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the United States. With the demise of the Clarity EV, PHEV and fuel cell models, Honda is not currently building any electrified models in the entire United States.
However, the company said it will build enough Clarity fuel cell models for tenants in 2022 and will provide support for the foreseeable future. Honda previously announced that it would release a electric car for 2024 it plans to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2040.
Those might include EV, but Honda hasn’t even given up on hydrogen, though he made a deal with GM to develop fuel cell vehicles However, most of the hydrogen in the United States is made by natural gas reform, then the fuel stops releases greenhouse gases even if only water comes out of the outlet pipe of a fuel vehicle.
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