Technical review from SAE

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by V8Power, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. V8Power

    V8Power Active Member

    I detected many aluminum components and panels today and started searching it up. The Clarity is a technological and engineering gem. I’m impressed with its many advanced materials under its skin.
    https://www.sae.org/news/2018/01/plug-in-hybrid-brings-honda-into-sharper-clarity

    Has anyone found other sources giving more specifics of what Honda has done inside that is special? Eg, I noticed even the rear trunk deck is aluminum.
     
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  2. JJim

    JJim Active Member

    I downloaded these files in this forum but I couldn't find the original thread so I repost them here. A lot of useful information.
     

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  3. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    You are correct, the construction of the Clarity is very special indeed. Here are some slides from Honda:

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  4. We'll I appreciate that they explained why a sunroof isn't an option. I agree with them 100%, this vehicle is engineering at its best. In the future we are not likely to see all of these features included, this truly is a spec model that is incorporating tons of features to see how they work in the real world while the tax breaks are out there.
     
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  5. V8Power

    V8Power Active Member

    Thanks for the slides! Where did you find them? I recall seeing then back in winter when I started researching the Clarity.
    Here's some more technical explanation from Honda stemming from their Fuel Cell journey that explains their engineering & design teams' thinking on their design choices that our PHEV version inherited. Very enlightening!
    https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/hon...ing-a-fuel-cell-car-that-rivals-gasoline-cars
     
  6. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    I've been googling for Clarity info for 2 years now. Can't remember where I found those slides, but it was probably a year ago.
     
  7. V8Power

    V8Power Active Member

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  8. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    Good find! As a special bonus, the last photo shows a gorgeous red gen 1 Insight like mine (our Clarity is my wife's car). The detractors of the shape of the Clarity's rear-wheel opening must really hate my car's even more aerodynamic spats!
     
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