The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid combines electric power with a hybrid engine, making it one of the most efficient vehicles on the road. Drivers can drive an EPA-estimated 47-mile range on electric power alone with the 17.0k-Wh lithium ion battery.* If your trip exceeds that range, the hybrid engine takes over and is ready for the long haul. Using a 1.5L inline-4 engine, the hybrid will also act as a generator to provide additional power to the motor and recharge the battery.
The battery and engine system work in tandem with an electronic continuously variable transmission (E-CVT) with Sport Mode and deceleration paddle selectors for an even more precise and enhanced performance and an undeniable fun factor behind the wheel. The power is directed to the front wheels and produces a total system horsepower of 212.
The efficiency of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is nothing short of incredible. For most trips, the Clarity will be able to operate solely on electric power. Your daily commute could even be completely gas-free. If your trip exceeds the battery power, the the hybrid engine kicks in. The Clarity will save both time and money, with fewer trips to the gas station and less maintenance required over time.
Drivers have several different options to recharge the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, so whether you’re at work or home or traveling, you’ll always have ways to recharge. The fastest and most cost-effective way is to plug the Clarity into a 240-volt charger for just 2.5 hours. But if a 240-volt isn’t available, the Clarity can also charge via a regular 120-volt wall outlet, and will take about 12 hours to charge fully. Convenient EV charging stations can be found across the United States, and drivers can use the HondaLink app’s StationFinder to find the nearest one when traveling, with map directions to guide you there. The HondaLink app will also help drivers monitor the battery life of the Clarity and remaining range.
To refuel the engine, simply go to any gas station and fill up the 7.0-gallon tank traditionally with regular unleaded fuel.
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid features a long list of safety features that help boost the Clarity’s performance on the road. By minimizing skidding and keeping good tractive control with the road, the Clarity delivers a reliable and steady performance, no matter what the weather or road conditions might be. And with assistance on notifying the driver when tire pressure is low, the Clarity offers drivers optimal performance every single day.