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Honda discontinues fuel cell car Clarity on weak demand

Japanese automaker to focus on electrics for zero-emissions goal

A Honda Clarity at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. The fuel cell vehicle's price tag and the limited availability of charging stations have worked against the model.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will stop production of the Clarity fuel cell car this year, the automaker said Tuesday, as part of a broader push to trim underperforming models.

Honda has also decided to stop making the Legend, its high-end gasoline-fueled sedan, as well as the Odyssey luxury sport utility vehicle. Realigning global manufacturing operations, the Japanese company will focus on electrics to advance toward its goal of selling only zero-emissions vehicles by 2040.

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