How Far Can the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Drive Using Only Its Battery?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Clarity on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 4:18 pm
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A plug-in hybrid vehicle allows drivers to save time and money at the filling station. With a plug-in hybrid vehicle, drivers can drive on only battery power, or, for longer drives, can utilize the gasoline engine. This technology is the perfect stepping stone in an industry that is quickly moving toward all-electric vehicles. Keep reading to find out the All-Electric Range, as well as features and specs, of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.


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What is the All-Electric Range of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid?

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is fitted with a 1.5-liter DOHC VTEC® 4-Cylinder Engine paired with an AC Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Electric Motor, offering 212 total-system horsepower. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid features an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission (E-CVT).

Drivers can expect an All-Electric Range of 47 miles* with the new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. Using both the battery and the gasoline-powered engine, drivers can expect a driving range of 340 miles!* Who says an electric car can’t be an everyday ride?

The Honda Sensing® suite of intelligent safety technology is offered as standard equipment in Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid models and features Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ and Forward Collision Warning.

In addition to amazing efficiency and standard safety technology, the 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers a number of impressive and high-tech features, including leather-trimmed seating, LED lighting, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, Remote Climate Control and so much more!

Select states even offer incentives for plug-in hybrid vehicles, and drivers can earn up to $7,500 in Federal Tax Credits.


2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid near Denver, CO

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is rolling into dealerships across the country. Keep up with this blog to be the first to know when the Clarity is available at Planet Honda of Golden, COSchedule a test drive and be the first driver near Denver to drive a new 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid! For more information about this or any Honda model, contact us or stop in to Planet Honda and talk to a member of our knowledgeable team!


* 110 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. Ratings determined by EPA. 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.

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7 Responses to “How Far Can the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Drive Using Only Its Battery?”

  1. Mike says:

    Your commercial is deceptive the way you write the miles the car achieves. Guess that’s what your banking in on, those that believe the carbon BS will run to The nearest Honda dealer only to find out the EV is 47, and that’s probably BS too!!

  2. Bob Horner says:

    Are you serious!? I am going to spend all that extra money to only drive for about 47 miles on electric power? How does that help me or the environment?

    Come talk to me when the replacement batteries that go bad…and they will…are 80% less expensive and I can drive 70 mph for 400 miles on a full charge in my SUV.

  3. Alan says:

    Is this really a car Honda is trying to sell? 47 miles on a charge for 33 grand? Our new Honda civic gets almost 400 miles per tank on the freeway at 18 grand. Besides making those batteries pollute more than making a whole car. Not to mention the co2 and disposal of the battery. Why would anybody buy these ?

  4. Jonny says:

    I own one and here are some specifics. First of all, it isn’t really 33 grand, as you get a $7500 tax rebate plus some states give additional rebates. My total rebate is going to be 10 grand. Second, I have also owned a CIvic and sure, it gets great mileage, but the Clarity has better gas mileage, and in HV mode, you get even more. Plugging in at free charging stations helps, and depending upon your electricity rates the charges for your electricity at home still is the same or better equivalent cost to the Civic. So, plug in when you can and drive mostly in HV mode and you will far outpace the Civic or the ratings you state. In the first month of ownership, I used one tank of gas (7 gallons) and drove almost 1500 miles. My electric bill went up for sure, but I plugged in at free charging stations whenever I could. Oh and by the way, this car weighs quite a bit more than a Civic, and is much roomier….so your point of comparison is irrelevant, since this car is almost as big as the Accord. Bottom line is, this car gives you driving mode options….if you learn how to be efficient with them, then it works out amazingly. Some people might not want to be bothered and so you can just let the car choose the most efficient mode for you if you prefer. But please note that the rating of mileage on one tank is based only upon adding the 7 gallons of gas times the gas mileage then adding the 47 mile of EV range…..it will always be more if not way more than that depending upon how much you use the HV mode and plug in.

  5. Jonny says:

    The 47 miles is not BS. It is actually conservative or average. You won’t get 47 miles if you are going uphill a lot, driving in very cold weather. How much heat and AC you use impact it as well. However, I have driven my Clarity many times with full AC on and up and down winding roads and easily gotten the 47. In a few cases, I was able to get more than that. It is designed to try to meet the needs of the average commute in one day. The amount of braking, and use of the paddles behind the steering wheel can also add a bit to it. Driving in HV mode helps as well. Since it is a plug in hybrid, I make a game of it somewhat, by trying to park where there are free chargers while I am doing errands or going somewhere in general. Many times, I have essentially gone on errands for free, since I plug in at a mall, grocery store, fire station, or restaurant. It isn’t hard to find them. Major highway rest stations have them and many businesses are putting them in. Not all of them are free….so you just need to know beforehand from a website or phone app.

  6. Roger says:

    The 47 EV miles is an average. I often get over 50. It all depends on how you drive. The gas tank adds an additional 320 on average in Hybrid mode. Running around town and charging at night I am at 146 miles per gallon of gasoline, having used 2.5 gallons in the past 365 city miles. I have been driving with A/C as it’s well over 90 degrees out.

  7. Steve says:

    I just bought one, and I charged it up to 85% (according to my phone HondaLink information), not knowing how long it would take. I drove 54.8 miles in the EV mode before it switched. After the drive, the phone said my battery was at 10% (I guess that is the minimum state of charge). So if I used 75% of the total capacity, that is 12.75 kWh, or 4.298 miles/kWh. It went into hybrid mode after that (also using the “Econ” mode). So far, with a mix of EV and hybrid driving, the car says I am at 141.6 miles per gallon of gas.

    I plan to keep track. So far, so good.

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