Getting from A to B has never been so satisfying. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is designed to run on gasoline power and electric power simultaneously or individually, and when you’re at the wheel, you’ll be able to take advantage of its 340-mile hybrid range and its 47-mile EPA All-Electric Range**. Your range will vary depending on the outdoor conditions and the way you drive, but the Clarity has been equipped with numerous tools and technologies that can help you get the most out of your drivetrain.
Deceleration Sensors: The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has been equipped with a 6.6 kW Onboard 32-Amp Charger, and whenever you press on your brakes, the resulting friction will be used to regenerate the capacity of your battery. A steering wheel-mounted setting changer allows you to easily alter the rate at which this technology captures energy.
Eco-Coaching and Driving Modes: When you’re seated at the helm of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, you’ll be able to switch between Normal, ECON, Sport, and HV Modes with buttons located near the center console. HV Mode increases the amount of energy your Clarity devotes to recharging your motor, significantly extending its all-electric range.
Recharging Your Battery: Most drivers will be able to charge the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In right at home! With a 240-volt outlet (Level 2 charging), you’ll be able to get a full charge on your Clarity’s battery in as little as 2.5 hours! Even with a 120-volt outlet (Level 1 charging), you’ll still be able to charge up your Clarity’s lithium ion battery in 12 hours, overnight. Drivers can install a Level 2 Charging station at their home, or otherwise access Level 2 Charging at more than 30,000 locations across the U.S.
HondaLink: The HondaLink smartphone app becomes even more useful when you connect it with the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. When paired with most vehicles, it provides parking location reminders, scheduled service updates, and a wide variety of other useful information. In the Clarity, it also keeps track of your battery levels and can help you locate charging stations whenever necessary.
103 @ 5500 RPM
181 @ 5000-6000 RPM
Efficiency isn’t the 2018 Honda Clarity’s only strong point. Every Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes equipped with a 1.5-Liter In-Line 4-Cylinder VTEC Engine, an AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor, a 17-kilowatt Lithium Ion Battery, and an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission. As the table above shows, although the responsibility for powering the Clarity is split up between the engine and the electronic motor, it’s the latter which plays the leading role. What’s more, the torque generated by the latter is instantly available, at just above 0 RPM. As a result, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid accelerates rapidly, and handles just as well as the Accord.