2017 Honda Clarity Electric: Lease for$269/month

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] First the FCV and its free fuel lease, now the Electric with big miles…

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 12, 2017

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    2017 Honda Clarity Electric – 89 miles of All-Electric Rate (AER) and 126/103/114 MPGe city/highway/combined.​

    Prospective California and Oregon FCV owners will now be able to pick up the all-new 89-mile all-electric range (AER) 2017 Honda Clarity Electric with a very generous 20,000-mile allowance and 24/7 roadside assistance for an introductory lease price of $269 a month for 36 months (plus tax). The lease with the federal tax credit built in, requires prospective purchasers to put $1,730 down, plus the first month's lease payment at signing (not including tax, registration or official fees). In addition, California customers qualify for the state's Clean Vehicle Rebate of $2,500.

    The Clarity Electric is powered by a 161 hp (120-kW) electric motor producing 221 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from a 25.5 kWh battery pack. The vehicle can be fully charged in just over three hours from a 240V Level2 charger and just 30-minutes from flat to 80 percent on an SAE Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging system.

    Honda Clarity

    The Clarity has a low, wide aerodynamic body with unique design including its own special color, differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps, non-compromised trunk space, Honda Sensing and 18-inch alloys. Inside finds a 5-passenger Accord like and size interior with environmentally responsible materials.

    The Clarity variants include Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and the full suite of Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies.

    With three different powertrains and luxury packaging, this shared "3-in-1"platform strategy will enable Honda to respond to infrastructure and market developments, provide customers nationwide with an ultra-low carbon vehicle that meets their lifestyle needs, and will take Honda toward higher volume sales of advanced powertrain products that will help reduce CO2 emissions.

    As a preview, the Clarity PHEV is the one to watch while the FCV and BEV are the compliance vehicles.
     
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I like this car. The range isn't too exciting , but enough for me. The 240V charging is fast. I believe I can plug in at work. Best of all , it's a Honda.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Yesterday Honda announced the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan is now available at select dealerships in California and Oregon with an introductory lease price of $269/mo (plus tax) for 36 months. The lease includes a mileage allowance of 20,000 miles per year and 24/7 roadside assistance. It would be very tough to achieve 20k miles/yr with an 89 mile AER vehicle of any sort so Honda has little worry about that let alone the residual will probably be less than $10k in 3-years with that short of range.

    The lease includes the federal tax credit and requires $1,730 down plus the first month's lease payment due at signing (not including TTL). California and Oregon customers may qualify for their state's rebates of $2,500 once they become available.

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    The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan includes a a Cobalt Blue Pearl exterior color, along with differentiated front styling, headlights, tail lamps, and unique 18-inch alloys. Like other Clarity models, the Clarity Electric has a spacious interior with comfortable seating for five adults and outfitted with premium, environmentally responsible materials, 8-inch Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies.

    The Clarity Electric sedan is powered by a 161 hp (120-kilowatt) electric motor producing 221 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from a 25.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Honda said the Clarity Electric and its 25.5 kWh pack can be charged in just over three hours on a 240V Level2. With its onboard 6.6 kW 32-Amp Charger, the useable capacity appears to be approximately 20.5 kWh.

    On a Level3 DC SAE Combined Charging System, it can be charged from flat to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.

    The Clarity Electric has an EPA fuel economy rating of 126/103/114 MPGe (city/highway/combined) and an EPA range rating of 89 miles on a full charge. 89 miles just is far too short to compete in this day and age so I am not expecting many to sell.

    Of the Clarity family including the FCV and BEV, the Clarity PHEV that arrives later this year is the one to watch.

    Honda reiterated that its electrified drivetrain equipped vehicle roll out will include an all-new dedicated hybrid sometime next year. If they were to use the two-motor with a heavily Atkinsonzed 1.5 in something the size of a Civic, look out!

    Honda also added more about its two-motor HEV and PHEV powertrains being added to multiple car and light truck models in the future. This initiative contributes to Honda's intention to have two-thirds of its global automobile sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030.

    Wayne
     
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  4. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    It looks a little less goofy than a Gen 4 Prius. But still kinda fussy. Cars don't HAVE to be weird-looking , right ? Or am I just an old curmudgeon ? Hey , you kids ! Get outta my yard !

    Too bad this is a compliance car and won't be sold in the Midwest. 20K a year would almost take care of my needs. The 89 mile EPA range would suffice for me.
     
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  5. alster

    alster Well-Known Member

    I live in Oregon. I am not aware of a $2,500 Oregon Rebate for electric vehicles.
     
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