• Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain Technology

Honda strives to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales in 2030.

Our development will put a central focus on hybrid-based models

utilizing a high-efficiency plug-in hybrid system unique to Honda.

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV)

Honda's latest Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) model is Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV). 

About U.S. model

 - Clarity Plug-in Hybrid nets 47 mile all-electric driving range rating

 - Refined interior includes Ultrasuede® interior trim, generous passenger space

 - Eligible for federal and state tax rebates, plus single-occupant California HOV lane access

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid utilizes Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which consists of (1) the hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine engages to generate electricity for the electric motor ; (2) an ultra-quiet 181-horsepower AC synchronous traction motor; and (3) a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. Total system output of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain is 212 horsepower.

The 2020 Clarity PHEV received a 47 miles of all-electric driving range rating with a full charge and an EPA fuel economy rating of 110 MPGe2. For longer trips, the hyper-efficient 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine engages to generate electricity for the electric motor and, under certain conditions, to act as a direct power source. When using the gasoline engine, Clarity received 44/40/42 MPG EPA fuel economy ratings (city/highway/combined), and a 340-mile EPA total driving range rating2. Drivers can select between Normal, Econ and Sport to customize their driving experience to maximize efficiency or performance, while a special HV mode that maintains the battery’s state of charge can be used in all modes.

Clarity PHEV’s drive motor produces 181-horsepower and 232 lb.-ft. of torque, drawing power from electricity generated by the gasoline engine and from a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. Total system output of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s two-motor hybrid powertrain is 212 horsepower.

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Technology Details and previous PHEV models