With its EPA range rating of 47 miles (75 km) on a full charge, the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid has earned the highest EV range among all midsize plug-in hybrids.
Scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this year, the Clarity PHEV also received an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 combined MPGe, and an impressive gasoline only 44/40/42 MPG (5.3/5.8/5.6l/100km) rating.
“We think the combination of a class-leading 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating and a large, luxurious 5-passenger package will give us an advantage in the plug-in hybrid game”, said Honda exec, Ray Mikiciuk.
“The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid represents the dawn of a new era, setting the path to a new generation of Honda products that will bring electrified technology into the mainstream.”
The Clarity also has an overall EPA driving range of 340 miles (547 km), helped by its efficient 1.5-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine. All together, the Clarity PHEV puts down 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft (314 Nm) of torque, with the help of a 17-kWh battery, which can be recharged in 2.5 hours at 240 volts.
Honda is expecting the Clarity PHEV (available in Standard and Touring trims) to be the volume sales leader in the lineup.