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The Clarity comes as either a plug-in hybrid or a fuel-cell variant that runs on hydrogen. The plug-in hybrid is the more practical version and has a 48-mile all-electric range before the gas engine kicks in.
It takes 2.5 hours to recharge with a 240-volt charger or 12 hours on 120 volts. The car works well in electric-only mode; in hybrid mode the engine makes a loud ruckus. The pushbutton gear selector takes getting used to. While the Clarity has a comfortable ride, its handling is rather clumsy. Though the cabin is roomy, the front seats are uncomfortable because of their short bottom cushion and lack of lower back support. FCW and AEB are standard, but there is no true BSW system that covers both sides. Honda has dropped the full-electric version.
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2017-2020
2017 Redesign Year
The new Clarity FCV has a more compact hydrogen fuel cell and powertrain than in past versions, yet with a claimed driving range beyond 300 miles. It takes 3 to 5 minutes to fully fuel it with hydrogen.  Honda also added Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid versions.
The electric version has a short EPA-rated range of 89 miles.The Plug-In Hybrid is offered in all 50 states and feature a 40-mile all-electric range before the gas engine kicks in. All versions come standard with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot warning.
$25,125 - $26,300
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$22,550 - $24,100
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$20,075 - $21,825
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