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The Most Common Honda Clarity Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Honda Clarity. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Clarity

The “Clarity” name has become synonymous with Honda’s entire range of alternative-fuel vehicles. The first time it was used was on the hydrogen fuel-cell EV, the Honda FCX Clarity in 2008. It was then used again in 2017 upon the release of the Honda Clarity Electric, as well as the PHEV, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.

The Honda FCX was based on a concept car of the same name initially revealed in 2006. Contrary to some people’s belief, it was actually the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that was made available to retail customers in Southern California from 2008 to 2014, before the Toyota Mirai.

The big difference, however, is that the Clarity was only available on a $600/month lease, whereas later the Mirai was mass-produced and made available for purchase. The Clarity’s lease availability was restricted to California, however, as it was the only place with sufficient hydrogen stations to fuel the cars.

In 2016 came the Honda Clarity, also known as the Honda Clarity FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle). This was a mass-produced retail version of the previous hydrogen fuel cell unit, with a range of 366 miles, which at the time was the highest EPS driving range for any zero-emissions vehicle in the US. It was a big improvement on the 2014 model, which could only manage up to 231 miles.

The year 2017 brought 2 more models to the Clarity family, namely the Clarity Electric (produced until 2019), and the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. The Clarity Electric only had a range of 89 miles on its 25.5 kWh battery, which may have been competitive back in 2010, but not in 2017.

The PHEV model went on until 2021, however, powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 181-hp electric motor and 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The combined 212 horsepower helped the Clarity PHEV to be faster than both the Hyundai Nexo and the Toyota Mirai, getting from 0 to 60 in just 8.1 seconds.