2018 Honda Clarity Hybrid COMING SOON
The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, launching later this winter, is anticipated to earn an all-electric driving range rating of 68km, the longest of any plug-in hybrid in intermediate segment. For longer trips, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can utilize its hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine to generate electricity and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source, resulting in an anticipated overall driving range rating in excess of 530km.
The vehicle’s electromotive power comes from a 181-horsepower electric motor producing 232 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from both the gasoline engine and a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of 2.5 hours at 240 volts. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is anticipated to earn an NRCan fuel economy rating of 2.24L equivalent/100km combined, at the top of its class. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid features three selectable modes – Normal, Econ and Sport – allowing drivers to customize their experience, maximizing efficiency or driving performance. A fourth mode – HV mode – is provided to maintain the battery’s state of charge and can be selected in conjunction with Normal, Econ and Sport driving modes.
Plug-in Hybrid anticipated to earn 68-kilometer EV driving range rating and 530-kilometer extended range rating