New 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Electric Model Debut
What do you know about the Honda Clarity line of cars? Currently, Honda has 3 different types of Clarity vehicle models. There is the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the Honda Clarity Electric, and the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell. So far, there’s only been one Honda Clarity that has had its 2018 model released, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today. It’s the new release of Honda’s plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.
What is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle?
Did you know that most consumers, and even drivers, have no idea what a plug-in hybrid is? To be fair, they can get quite complicated when you get down to the details. Essentially, the aim of plug-in hybrids is to produce much lower emissions and better fuel economy ratings while still providing power and driving range that can’t be maintained by the limited amount of charge in a battery. Plug-Ins do this by having a powertrain combination of an electric motor and a traditional combustion engine.
For example, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first relies completely on its electric motor and 17-kWh lithium-ion battery pack for power and propulsion. The 2018 Clarity Plug-In Hybrid runs on this electric half of the powertrain until the charge is nearly used up. Then it transitions to using its 1.5L inline 4 engine. Additionally, using the fuel-combustion engine can help recharge an empty battery. Then the battery can assist the gasoline engine until it’s fully charged to improve its fuel efficiency and gas consumption rate.
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Additional Features
Beyond its streamlined hybrid technology, the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In is outfitted with a lot more top-of-the-line technology. Some of these additions include:
- Dynamic Drive Modes
- Android Auto ™ and Apple CarPlay™ Integration
- LED Headlights and Taillights
- Push-Button Start System
- Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System
- Deceleration Selectors
- Honda LaneWatch™
Learn More about Honda Hybrid Models in Vineland, NJ
The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan is out now and available for purchase at select locations. One dealership in the Cumberland County area that has the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is that of Rossi Honda. Give us a call or visit us on location to learn more. Our helpful sales team will be happy to assist you and answer any question you might have!