When you live on the beautiful Golden Coast of Southern California, you’re probably spending a lot of time commuting along scenic beach roads. If you’ve been a long-time Honda fan, but are ready to lower your carbon footprint, you may be wondering: “Does Honda have a plug-in hybrid?” The answer is yes, the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.
If you’re in the Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, or Tustin, California, area, stop by Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine to test drive the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid pairs an AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor with an inline 4-cylinder engine. These combined powertrains add up to a total system horsepower of 212, and an EPA-estimated 110 combined MPGe on the Plug-In Hybrid and Touring trim levels.1
There are three driving modes that can personalize how you use the engine and battery:
This sedan is also roomy with seating for up to five, and 15.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The back seats also fold flat in a 60/40 split, which expands your cargo space for long or awkwardly shaped luggage.
The Honda Clarity Plug-In is also rated as LEV3-SULEV20 or a Super-Ultra-Low-Emission Vehicle by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
What Is a Plug-In Hybrid?
If you’re wondering what the difference between a standard hybrid and a plug-in hybrid is, we’ve got you covered. A standard hybrid engine uses both a gas engine and electric motor to keep a car going, while a plug-in hybrid can exclusively use the all-electric battery, and switch to the gas powertrain if the electricity runs low.
The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers HV mode, which uses the gas engine to charge the electric battery while you’re still driving. Additionally, this sedan offers regenerative braking when you take your foot off the accelerator and press down on the brake, this will recharge the battery.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to owning the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, such as spending much less time at the pump. The Clarity has a 47-mile all-electric range rating, which means that most commuters can go a round trip to and from work on a single charge.
You can charge just about anywhere. You can charge your vehicle at home with a standard 120-volt outlet in about 12 hours, but you can charge even faster if you have the 240-volt charger—closer to 2.5 hours. There are also thousands of charging stations across the country to recharge at, so you have several options.
There are more incentives than just the convenience of charging anywhere. If you live in an area with a high occupancy vehicle lane, driving an electric vehicle could grant you access to this lane and help you avoid traffic.
Try Out the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid for Yourself
If you’re ready to make the leap to an electric vehicle and you’re wondering if Honda makes a plug-in hybrid, the answer is yes. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is a comfortable and convenient sedan, and if you think it fits your life, come visit us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine.
If you’re near Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, or Tustin, CA, get ready for crystal Clarity.
1110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline-only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving-range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving-range rating. Based on 2021 EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.