The Clarity was previously known as the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, which was in production from 2008-2014.

Honda wasn't about to leave out Canada from its ambitious electrification plans. Following the automaker's announcement at the recent Detroit auto show, a press release today confirmed that Canada will very much be a part of the Honda Electrification Initiative, and sales of the Clarity plug-in model will begin this year.

The plan is for two-thirds of Honda's global sales to come from electrified models by 2030. In addition to the Clarity, Canada will be getting a new unnamed dedicated hybrid model in 2018, while that vehicle's two-motor hybrid system (the same one in the current Accord hybrid) will also be applied to the car company's light truck lineup.

A Honda spokesperson says that there are currently no plans to sell the Clarity fuel cell model in Canada in 2017 or 2018, but there is research being done to see how the vehicle would work here.

Honda has said half of its all-new models in the U.S. released in the next two years will be electrified vehicles, and there's every reason to believe the same will be true in Canada.

The Clarity was previously known as the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, which was in production from 2008-2014. The new Clarity was born also as a dedicated fuel cell vehicle, but Honda has announced its intentions to release a fully electric version, as well as the plug-in hybrid model that Canada is getting. It's a similar strategy Hyundai is using for its Ioniq models. The first deliveries of the Clarity Fuel Cell model took place a month ago in the U.S. There's no word yet on when exactly in 2017 plug-in models will go on sale here.

A Honda spokesperson says that there are currently no plans to sell the Clarity fuel cell model in Canada in 2017 or 2018, but there is research being done to see how the vehicle would work here. Sales of the vehicle can't be confirmed in the next two years, but it's still a possibility.

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The plug-in hybrid has an all-electric driving range "in excess of 40 miles (65 kilometres)" according to Honda.

There is no word yet on Canadian pricing, but compared to other plug-in hybrid sedans on the market, such as the Hyundai Sonata plug-in ($44,000) and Chevrolet Volt ($39,000), we'd estimate it'll be somewhere in the $40,000 range. Keep in mind the Clarity may be eligible for certain government rebates.

Motor1 Canada will have more info on the Clarity lineup as news is released.

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell pictured

Source: Honda

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