2020 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid  

Honda Clarity is an electric vehicle that replenishes its power with electricity. Many people often question the safety of charging an electric vehicle in rainy weather. However, you don't have to worry because electric vehicles are engineered to withstand water and rain as it has been weatherproofed to insulate the connection. The recharging station is also built to handle this weather. OSHA has tested the Honda Clarity charger to ensure it meets the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) safety standards.

The sensor technologies used in the Honda Clarity protects the user from accessing any electrical part when plugging in or unplugging the charger when it rains. Electricity will only flow when the plug is fully connected. No current will pass if there is an issue. Electric vehicles are properly monitored when charging, and the process can stop when there is an outlet disruption.

When charging, install weather protection over the wall outlet to keep it from getting wet. The spring-loaded cover can be replaced with the shrouded type to act as a protective cover during a rainy season. There are different types of weatherproof outlet cover, including metallic and plastic varieties. When installing a home charging station, get a professional to ensure it is weatherproof.

It is okay to charge your car in the rain since safety measures are applied to prevent the current loss, sparks, short circuit, and water mixing. Visit our Honda dealership or contact us to learn more about charging Honda Clarity in the rain and other adverse weather conditions. Feel free to ask any questions about our automotive safety.