Are these sales numbers for real?

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by turtleturtle, Feb 23, 2021.

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  1. turtleturtle

    turtleturtle Active Member

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  3. coutinpe

    coutinpe Active Member

    I think the figures aren't so bad for a car with zero advertising from the maker and biased or unfounded adverse reviews...
  4. insightman

    insightman Well-Known Member

    The article begins, "Here you will find monthly and yearly U.S. sales figures for the Honda FCX." However, I don't believe Honda has ever revealed the numbers of the individual Clarity models leaving dealer lots. These must be the sales figures all Clarity cars (including the 2 leased Clarity cars, one of which is no longer manufactured). Honda has reasons we cannot fathom for continuing to sell the Plug-In Hybrid and sell it at significant discounts in certain markets. I would guess that the comparatively small numbers of California-only Fuel-Cell cars are being used to gather data and garner compliance offsets.
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  5. Agzand

    Agzand Active Member

    The sales figures in 2018 show the car had potential, but Honda did not keep it up to date. They can go back to those levels with infotainment and drivetrain upgrades. A new head unit from 2021 Accord and battery upgrade to get 60 mile EV range, both possible with minimum cost to Honda. But they are not interested in selling too many Clarities.
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  6. It appears you are correct. I found an InsideEV’s article that showed December 2018 Clarity sales as follows:
    PHEV 2770
    BEV. 86
    FCV. 1
    Total. 2857

    The linked Good Car Bad Car total was 2856. Perhaps they didn’t include the lone FCV.

    Total 2018 sales were broken down as follows:
    PHEV 18,602
    BEV. 948
    FCV. 624
    Total. 20,174

    Does anyone have a way to find out how many unsold Clarities are sitting on dealer lots across the country?
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  8. The CarGurus website shows inventory locally or nationwide and I think other car websites do as well. Right now CarGurus shows 708 Clarities in inventory nationwide. This is down sharply from the fall when the number was closer to 1,500.
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  9. turtleturtle

    turtleturtle Active Member

    That sounds like Honda is throttling production in favor of … something else?

    Maybe it is just a compliance car, but this really seems intentional on their part. I get all sorts of comments and questions about my car. The interest is there.
  10. Jimmy Vo

    Jimmy Vo Member

    Don't know about real numbers, but in bay area California, visually, I see a lot of people are driving the honda clarity.
  11. Thanks. I checked that out. It shows that 127 of them are 2020 models.
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