What a time to be alive, am I right? It seems like every day there are new technologies and inventions that are created that could revolutionize the world as we know it. Just think about it, the 3D printer has legitimately become old news. We are talking about a machine that can print objects out of thin air, and our hyper-advanced society has the nerve to say: “well that’s cool but what else do you got?”We are living in the world of tomorrow. We have self-driving cars, cordless headphones, virtual reality, and self-tying shoes, and that’s just the beginning. If you want to stay relevant in today’s world you have to evolve, and that is exactly what Honda is doing with its new Clarity line. Clarity is Honda’s latest initiative in eco-friendly vehicles, and it is set to revolutionize the auto-industry.
We here at your neighborhood Honda dealership near Alachua, Honda of Gainesville, are proud to be a part of that Honda legacy, and we are excited to present to you the latest and greatest that this crazy world has to offer.
Clarity Fuel Cell (FCX)
The star of this show is the recently announced 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. This innovative vehicle doesn’t use gasoline or diesel to run, and you don’t have to plug it in for hours to charge it up, so how exactly does it run?
We’re glad you asked! Technically, the Clarity Fuel Cell runs on electricity, but you won’t find any power cords handing off this bad boy. Instead, you fill it up with condensed hydrogen at one of the very few hydrogen-accommodating fill-up stations, and it uses the chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen from the air to create an electrical current that then powers your vehicle.
Crazy, we know! Even if you don’t understand all of the super-advanced science behind this new technology, it’s hard not to marvel at a vehicle that produces 0 emissions and also dons the largest range of any non-gasoline powered vehicle to date. It only takes about 3 minutes to fuel up, and on a full tank of hydrogen it can reach a range of up to 366 miles without stopping, beating all current Tesla models. That’s some serious driving power.
Now for the downside… it will initially only be available for sale in California this winter, as it is the only state that can accommodate fuel cell vehicles with hydrogen fill-up stations. There are ongoing efforts to make hydrogen fuel more accessible to the rest of America (and the rest of the world), but as of now if you want one of these bad boys, you will need to head westward.
Honda is also adding a plug-in hybrid and electric vehicle to their Clarity line that will be more widely available, but details have yet to be released on these vehicles. Expect big things out of Honda, as they are always looking to change the game and evolve to better the world around us.
Discover Unbelievable Innovation at Honda of Gainesville
We here at Honda of Gainesville, your preferred new Honda dealer near Lake City, are proud to offer some of the highest quality vehicles on the road to our amazing Gainesville community. Whether you are looking for auto-financing, or just the top new 2017 Honda models for sale, give us a call at 866-314-4987 or visit us at 3801 N Main St Gainesville, FL 32609. We have talented and attentive salespeople that cannot wait to give you unparalleled service on your way to purchasing a new car!