Short of moving to California, there is currently no way of buying a Clarity FCV.

Instead, a small fleet of cars will be operated in conjunction with the HyFive Project, a European initiative intended to spearhead the creation of a hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across the continent.

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Nic Cackett

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At the moment, with the backing of BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota, the venture is focused on creating functioning network clusters in three regions, including Greater London, which now has five pumping stations.

These are located at Teddington, Hillingdon, Hendon, Rainham and Cobham services on the M25.

That’s more than when we tested the Mirai but many fewer examples than you’d find of, say, Tesla Superchargers.

Even in California, where there are almost 30 sites open and plans for many more, the Clarity is a lease-only prospect.

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