Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Parkers Verdict

There are still many problems to overcome before hydrogen-fuelled cars become widespread, but the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is a very convincing car. It’s easy and relaxing to drive, refuelling it is simplicity itself (assuming you live within a reasonable radius of somewhere you can do so) and the depth and quality of its engineering is impressive.

The next challenge will be for manufacturers to find a way to manufacture these cars at a reduced cost so that they won’t be unrealistically expensive for consumers – but to do so, they need to apply economies of scale, for which there needs to be a widespread refuelling infrastructure. Chicken, egg, etc, but this car is a very convincing step closer to viable hydrogen-fuelled automotive mass transport in the near future.

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