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Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Electric

What is a Plug-In Hybrid?


The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers the benefits of an electric car, with the freedom of a hybrid. It uses a high-capacity battery for longer all-electric driving and, like a traditional hybrid, uses a gas-powered engine as back up for when electricity runs low:

  • All-electric daily driver. With the class-leading* 47-mile all-electric range rating*, many daily trips can be made on battery power alone.
  • Gas for distance. For longer trips, when the electric battery runs out, the gas-powered engine takes over to provide additional driving range, yielding the 340-mile combined gas and electric range rating*.
  • Convenient charging. Plug in to electric outlets at home, work or any of the thousands of electric charging stations throughout the nation.

  • While pure electric vehicles replace the fuel tank with only a battery, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid combines the best of both worlds—including the ability to use the gas engine, and its unique features:

  • Choose drive mode. Normal, ECON and Sport modes personalize how you use the engine and the battery.
  • Recharge while driving. HV Mode uses the gas engine and one of the electric motors to help recharge the battery while cruising. Additionally, regenerative braking recharges the battery every time the accelerator is lifted and each time the brakes are applied.
  • Drive on gas or electric. Use the gas-powered engine, battery-powered electricity or a combination of both.
  • * Class-Leading All-Electric Range

    Class based on non‑luxury midsize plug‑in hybrid sedan.

    Range Rating

    47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

    2018 Honda Clarity Electric

    Get the Best of Both Worlds

    Charge up and do day-to-day driving on battery power alone, or tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips, so you can keep going.

    Driver Experience

    Experience pure driving enjoyment with the combination of an electric motor and VTEC® engine for 181-hp[1] and 232 lb.-ft of torque[2].

    [1] Horsepower - 181 hp @ 5000-6000rpm
    [2] Torque - 232 lb-ft or torque @ 0-2000 rpm

    Smart Technology

    The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is loaded with intuitive technology, and driver-assistance features that make it easy for you to focus on the drive.
    Audio and Display

    With an 8-speaker system, enjoy a full cabin audio and connectivity experience that includes Bluetooth® Streaming Audio[1], SiriusXM® Radio[2] and HD RadioTM[3].
    [1] Bluetooth Streaming Audio - The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
    [2]SiriusXM® - SiriusXM® services require a subscription after any trial period. If you decide to continue your SiriusXM® service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call SiriusXM® at18666352349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Fees and programming subject to change. XM satellite service is available only to those at least 18 years and older in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2017 SiriusXM® Radio Inc. Sirius®, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM® Radio Inc.
    [3] HD Radio® - HD Radio™ and the HD, HD Radio™, HD Digital Radio, HD Digital Radio Alliance, and "Arc" logos are proprietary trademarks of iBiquity Digital Corporation.
    Honda Sensing®

    Honda Sensing® is a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies designed to work together by alerting you to things you might miss while driving.

    - Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)*

    - Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)*

    - Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)*

    - Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)*

    - Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)*