Which Honda Vehicles are Hybrids?

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Honda engineers have been busy, developing the best hybrid and electric technologies for today's consumers. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Accord Hybrid work hard to earn your respect as well as the right to live in your garage.

Honda Clarity Hybrid

With its best-in-class rating among Plug-in Hybrids, the Clarity can run for 47 miles on electric power alone. As such, it is the only hybrid available to handle the average commuter’s roundtrip without using gasoline. There’s no anxiety because the Clarity has a 340-mile range.

Clarity sedans use their electric motor the most. It is an ultra-quiet AC synchronous traction motor that generates 181 horsepower. This is paired with a lithium-ion battery pack. Another electric motor acts as the starter and generator for the i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. Drivers have three modes of operation, including Econ and Sport.

The car switches between three power systems without intervention from the driver. The EV Drive doesn’t use the engine. Its energy comes from the battery pack. When in Hybrid Drive, the Clarity uses power from the gasoline engine and generator motor. This energy serves to recharge the battery pack as needed. At higher speeds, the Clarity serves like a parallel hybrid. The engine sends its power to the front wheels. There’s no conventional transmission and, therefore, less weight.

The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid earns the equivalent of 110 miles per gallon in its EV mode. If the gasoline engine is in use, it is rated for 44 mpg* city and 40 mpg* highway.

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid returns for 2018. It will be the most high-tech Accord on the market. The new driving range is anticipated to be 600 miles. Like the Clarity, the new Honda Accord Hybrid will use a two-motor system to assist its gasoline motor. The engine output is 143 horsepower, and the electric motor output is 181 horsepower. This allows the Accord to claim a total of 212 horsepower.

The Accord Hybrid uses an all-electric mode when it is braking, starting from a stop, or engaged in light acceleration or light cruising. In Hybrid Drive, the electric propulsion motor sends torque to the front wheels, and the gasoline engine powers the electric generator. At higher speeds, the energy flows from the engine to the wheels, although the electric propulsion motor may help when quicker acceleration is needed. Like the Clarity, there’s less weight without a conventional transmission.

Accords have a bigger interior and a bigger trunk than the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Changes in the Accord’s build have allowed for the new hybrid to claim the same 16.7-cu.ft. of trunk space as its non-hybrid cousins. This change permits a 60/40 split-fold rear seat.

While these cars are cutting-edge vehicles, they function, comfort and entertain just as any other Honda does. Honda’s goal is to provide true performance, defying any expectations that a hybrid won’t be as quick as a non-hybrid rival. We think they’ve succeeded, but you may want to try out these hybrids with a test drive.

You’ll find a selection at Vandergriff Honda. The dealership staff invites you to drive into the future behind the wheel of a Honda.

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.

Categories: Clarity, Accord, Technology
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