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 Post subject: Electric Clarity details
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:40 pm 
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Honda has announced a few details on the upcoming 2018 all electric version of the Clarity

80 miles of range for $35,000 :lol:

I was hoping they would have an interesting offering to follow up the Fit EV. Guess not.

The Hyundai IONIQ electric has 124 miles @ $29,995.
The Bolt EV has 238 @ $37,495
The upcoming Model 3 should have well over 200 @ $35K


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Honda didn't disclose volume expectations for the Clarity BEV, but Center expects to beat the Fit EV "by a whole lot," he said. Many of them will be current Fit EV owners. :shock:

"These people want a battery car and they know what they do and where they go," Center said. "They're very rational and they don't need to lug around or charge up a 300-mile-range battery because that costs them electricity."


Steven Center is Vice President, Environmental Business Development for Honda

Did they really get feedback from current owners that size was more important than range?
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Honda is basing much of its confidence on its experience with the Fit EV. That car also got roughly the same range, yet the main complaint Honda says it heard from the roughly 1,100 U.S. customers was about its diminutive size.

I can't recall a single mention of the Fit being too small. Range complaints/issues are numerous.


http://www.autonews.com/article/20170227/OEM05/302279968/honda-settles-for-an-80-mile-ev

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Clarity details
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:12 pm 
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Yes it's all quite disappointing and underwhelming. News of this broke yesterday and there were two threads and 42 comments on the Fit EV Facebook group page about it. I'm going to guess that you're not on Facebook Gary? Your expertise and educated opinions are always appreciated in this forum, but it's kind of dead over here. I wish you would join us in the FB group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/261475370635357/

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Clarity details
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:57 pm 
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Not a big fan of Facebook (yes their are a few of us around like that), but I can't seem to use your link. Is it just me? I would visit otherwise.

blownb310 wrote:
Yes it's all quite disappointing and underwhelming. News of this broke yesterday and there were two threads and 42 comments on the Fit EV Facebook group page about it. I'm going to guess that you're not on Facebook Gary? Your expertise and educated opinions are always appreciated in this forum, but it's kind of dead over here. I wish you would join us in the FB group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/261475370635357/

Mike

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 Post subject: Re: Electric Clarity details
PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:25 pm 
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Totoro wrote:
Not a big fan of Facebook (yes their are a few of us around like that), but I can't seem to use your link. Is it just me? I would visit otherwise.
The link is good. The Fit EV group is a closed group. You simply have to click "join."

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