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The all-new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has just arrived

Published on April 29 2017

Every automaker is aware of the importance of developing more environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient models. Japanese automaker Honda has taken concrete steps in that regard by setting an ambitious target to electrify two thirds of its fleet by 2030. At the heart of this renewal will be the all-new Honda Clarity unveiled a few weeks ago at the New York International Auto Show.  

Honda Clarity: a new range of green vehicles

The Honda Clarity will be available in three versions, but only one will be available in Canada, the plug-in hybrid version that will be equipped with an electric motor in addition to a gasoline engine that will mostly serve to power the battery that serves as the power source for the electric motor.

However, the Clarity gas engine will also be able to power the wheels directly if needed. The new Honda Clarity’s hybrid engine features 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, and draws its energy from a 17 kWh battery that can charge in just 2.5 hours with a 240-volt outlet. Once the battery is fully charged, it is possible to travel up to 68 kilometers in 100% electric mode and therefore not require a single drop of fuel.

This means, in other words, that it is possible to carry out the vast majority of our daily commute without the need for gasoline if we plug the car in the evening. On the other hand, if we want to go on vacation or simply travel a longer distance, we do not have to worry about the battery life since the gasoline engine will be there to take over when the battery loses its charge.  

The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid can travel up to 530 kilometers. According to preliminary data, the Honda Clarity will have an average fuel consumption of less than 3.0 liters per 100 kilometers!

The Honda Clarity will be fun to drive

In addition to being fuel-efficient, the Honda Clarity will also be fun to drive according to Honda which announced that three driving modes would be offered in order to modify how the Clarity behaves on the road. 

“The Honda Clarity is aimed at accelerating the deployment of advanced electrified powertrain technology and bringing electrified vehicles further into the mainstream,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. “The Plug-In Hybrid coming to Canada later this year represents a no compromise alternative fuel vehicle that meet the needs our Canadian customers today while building the foundation of an electrified future.”

To learn more about the new Honda Clarity, contact us today at Brockville Honda!

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