Honda held a test drive event this weekend for the all-electric version of their Clarity vehicle platform, and we learned answers to several of the hanging questions about the vehicle.
The range, which we recently reported would be around 80 miles, will actually be a bit higher-than-expected at 89 miles. The car also comes with DC charging standard. This isn’t so bad compared to many other EVs on the market, but in a world where the Bolt EV and Model 3 exist, this range spec is starting to look a little dated. Even worse, the price is higher than other “near-100-mile” EVs, with a factory lease price of $269/mo, $1,999 down (including first month’s payment), though a very generous 20,000 miles per year.
The Clarity EV will be available as a compliance vehicle in California and Oregon, in “select dealerships” starting August 1st. With a price/feature package like this, though, it might be dead on arrival, especially compared to what else is available these days. Check below the break for why.