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Trims & Specs

With Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, each trim level builds upon the one before it, giving you more features and upgrades as you go.

Plug-In Hybrid

E-CVT
Starting at $33,400 *

Touring

E-CVT
Starting at $36,600 *

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About Plug-In Hybrid

Experience no compromise. See how forward-thinking engineering and design provide the flexibility and benefits of plug-in hybrid technology.

What Is a Plug-In Hybrid?

An advanced hybrid that lets you drive on electric power alone, or tap into the gas engine for longer drives.
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What Are the Advantages?

Save money charging at home, spend less time at the gas station and enjoy the reassurance of a long-lasting, high-voltage battery*.
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What Are the Advantages?

Save money charging at home, spend less time at the gas station and enjoy the reassurance of a long-lasting, high-voltage battery*.

Colors

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Feature Highlights

Front 3/4 of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic.
Aerodynamic Efficiency

The front end of the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is designed with a clean, smooth aesthetic that helps it achieve superior aerodynamics and efficiency.

Side profile of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic.
Clean Profile

From its long wheelbase to a distinctive wide stance, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has been engineered for a smooth, spacious ride.

Rear 3/4 of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic.
Noticeable from Any Angle

With its sleek, aerodynamic shape and decklid spoiler, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid creates a solid presence on the road.

Front 3/4 of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic.
Shaped for Airflow

The naturally-inspired body shape streamlines airflow over the top, sides and under the vehicle contributing to quiet comfort as you drive.

Interior instrument panel of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid with black leather-trimmed interior.
Consciously Premium Interior

Experience an interior with available leather-trimmed details, as well as plant-derived bio-fabrics and Ultrasuede® created through recycling technology.

Rear seats with three adults in 2018 Clarity Fuel Cell.
Clarity Fuel Cell shown.
Comfortable Seating for Five Adults

You’ll find comfortable room for five adults inside the spacious, premium interior of the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. 

Detail of perforated leather seating surfaces in beige.
Standard on Touring.
Leather-Trimmed Interior

The cabin boasts available leather-trimmed seats and plant-derived bio-fabrics for an interior that doesn’t compromise craftsmanship.

Detail of 8-way power-adjustable driver seat controls.
Standard on Touring
Power to Adjust

In addition to two-position memory, the available power-adjustable driver’s seat provides eight ways to adjust with pinpoint accuracy.

Detail of dual-zone automatic climate controls on center console.
Remote Climate Pre-Conditioning standard on Touring.
Personalized Climate Control

Control your comfort independently with dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and HondaLink®*. climate pre-conditioning.

Rear seats of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid with beige leather-trimmed seating surfaces.
60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seats

The roomy rear seat and 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback offers the versatility to accommodate both the expected and unexpected demands of every day.

Detail of cargo loaded in open trunk of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Large-Capacity Trunk

With 15.5 cubic feet of cargo area, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid has a larger trunk than many of its competitors and has room for all kinds of gear.*

Side profile of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid with interior shown.
Get the Best of Both Worlds

Charge up for day-to-day drives on battery power alone, or tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips, so you can keep going.

Side profile of 2019 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic parked outside urban restaurant.
Electrified Styling and Security

Head out in style and without a worry with the a 47-mile all-electric range rating*, powered by a high-voltage battery that’s designed for long-term use and covered by an 8-year limited warranty*.

2019 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid being charged outside residence.
Get Charged Up

Fully charge in 2.5 hours with a 240-volt charger*, or in 12 with a 120-volt outlet.* Charge at home, or at ChargePoint and EVgo stations

 

Front overhead of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic driving on HOV access lane.
Realize the Benefits

With HOV-eligible access * and up to a $7,500 federal tax credit, the experience of plug-in hybrid ownership is loaded with benefits*.

Detail of electronic gear selector in 2019 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Dynamic Drive Modes

Normal, ECON and Sport modes let you tailor your drive. HV mode helps optimize charging and can regenerate up to 50% of the all-electric range.

Detail of steering wheel-mounted deceleration selectors in 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Decelerate & Regenerate

The deceleration selectors offer four intensity levels to personalize how much the hybrid battery charges during regenerative braking. 

Detail of 8-inch display audio touch-screen.
8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen

With an 8-speaker system, enjoy a full cabin audio and connectivity experience that includes Bluetooth® streaming audio*, SiriusXM®* Radio and HD Radio*.

Detail of Apple CarPlay™ Integration on 8-inch display audio touch-screen.
Apple CarPlay™ Integration

Access Apple Music®, Maps, Messages and phone calls with Apple CarPlay™* and a compatible iPhone® through your 8-inch Display Audio touch-screen.

Detail of Android Auto™ Integration on 8-inch display audio touch-screen.
Android Auto™ Integration

Android users can access Google Maps™, Google Now™, messages, music and other popular apps with Android Auto™* and a compatible smartphone.

Detail of navigation map on 8-inch display audio touch-screen.
Standard on Touring.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™* features maps with 3D renderings and provides lane guidance and live search functionality.

Front of 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid in Modern Steel Metallic parked on street.
Smart Entry

Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock® lets you lock and unlock the doors without ever taking the key out of your pocket.

Demonstration of Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Helps brake the vehicle when it senses an otherwise unavoidable collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.*

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Demonstration of Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM).
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)

A small camera can see road markers, alerts you if you’re about to leave the road and can take action to help keep you from doing so.*

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Demonstration of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow helps you maintain a set following interval on the highway, so you don’t have to manually change your speed.*

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Demonstration of Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS).
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

If your vehicle begins to stray from the center of a detected lane without signaling, the steering adjusts to help bring you back to the lane center.*

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Benefits

Two Ways to Fuel

When electricity runs out, gas kicks in.
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Fill-Up Less, Save More

Save money at the pump and on regular maintenance.
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Eligible for HOV Lane Access

(States vary)
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Federal Tax Credit & State Incentives

Get up to $7,500 in Federal Tax Credits, and take advantage of state benefits.
FEDERAL TAX CREDIT STATE INCENTIVES

Convenient Charging Options

Plug and go with fast Level 2 or convenient Level 1 charging.
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HondaLink® App

Stay connected to your Clarity Plug-In Hybrid using your smartphone*.
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Federal & State Incentives

Select your region to learn about the incentives available in your state.


Many states offer benefits and incentives to Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers. Check below to see what may be available in your state and locally in your area. Information is subject to change. 

 

Owners of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

New Hampshire Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Florida Washington, D.C. Michigan California Florida New Hampshire Michigan Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. California
Alaska

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Arizona

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California

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Montana

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Nevada

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Oregon

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Utah

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Washington

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Many states offer benefits and incentives to Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers. Check below to see what may be available in your state and locally in your area. Information is subject to change. 

 

Owners of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

New Hampshire Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Florida Washington, D.C. Michigan California Florida New Hampshire Michigan Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. California
Colorado

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Kansas

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Nebraska

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New Mexico

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North Dakota

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Oklahoma

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South Dakota

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Texas

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Wyoming

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Many states offer benefits and incentives to Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers. Check below to see what may be available in your state and locally in your area. Information is subject to change. 

 

Owners of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

New Hampshire Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Florida Washington, D.C. Michigan California Florida New Hampshire Michigan Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. California
Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kentucky

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Michigan

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Minnesota

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Missouri

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Ohio

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Wisconsin

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Many states offer benefits and incentives to Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers. Check below to see what may be available in your state and locally in your area. Information is subject to change. 

 

Owners of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

New Hampshire Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Florida Washington, D.C. Michigan California Florida New Hampshire Michigan Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. California
Connecticut

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Delaware

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Maine

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Maryland

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Massachusetts

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New Hampshire

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New Jersey

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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Rhode Island

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Vermont

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Many states offer benefits and incentives to Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drivers. Check below to see what may be available in your state and locally in your area. Information is subject to change. 

 

Owners of Clarity Plug-In Hybrid may be eligible for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.

New Hampshire Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Florida Washington, D.C. Michigan California Florida New Hampshire Michigan Vermont Maine Rhode Island New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. California
Alabama

Special Electricity Rates

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Arkansas

Local benefits may be available

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District of Columbia

Purchase & Lease Incentives, Charger Rebates & Credits

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Florida

Purchase & Lease Incentives, Charger Rebates & Credits, HOV Lane Eligibility

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Georgia

Charger Rebates & Credits, HOV Lane Eligibility, Special Electricity Rates

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Louisiana

Purchase & Lease Incentives, Charger Rebates & Credits

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Mississippi

Local benefits may be available

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North Carolina

HOV Lane Eligibility, Local Benefits

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South Carolina

Local benefits may be available

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Tennessee

HOV Lane Eligibility

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Virginia

HOV Lane Eligibility, Special Electricity Rates, Local Benefits

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West Virginia

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Frequently Asked Questions

Plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, are vehicles that use high-powered batteries to power an electric motor, and another fuel, such as gasoline or diesel, to power an internal combustion engine.

They run on electric power, storing enough electricity in the battery to significantly reduce gasoline usage under typical driving conditions. When driven in EV mode, they produce zero emissions, and when the battery becomes depleted, the vehicle automatically switches over to the traditional gas-powered engine to allow for continued driving.

Plug-in hybrids can be recharged by plugging them into an electrical outlet or charging station, through regenerative braking, or through the internal combustion engine.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid emits less greenhouse gas and uses less gasoline than conventional vehicles. Getting electricity from renewable sources such as solar increases the benefit.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has various modes and technologies to maximize efficiency and range. There are three driving modes (econ, sport and normal), and there is regenerative braking with the ability to adjust the regenerative capture on the fly with the deceleration selectors on the steering wheel. The Clarity can also alternate between electric, hybrid, and direct gasoline engine drive depending on which is most efficient.

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The engine is a 1.5L Atkinson-cycle 4 cylinder engine.

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Thanks to the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid's 232 lb-ft of torque, it is quick off the line. In Sport mode, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid delivers enthusiast-level performance in terms of acceleration and top speed.

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The benefit is the immediate availability of all the motor’s torque from the moment you press the accelerator. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers up all 232 lb-ft. of torque at just above zero RPM. The result is brisk, smooth acceleration right off the line.

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Plug-in Hybrid vehicles can require less maintenance than gasoline only powered vehicles. Please see your owner’s manual for details on scheduled maintenance.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid received a 47-mile EPA all-electric driving range rating and a 340-mile combined gas and electric range rating. Your range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors such as vehicle load and weather.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid features energy-smart climate control technologies, an efficient Heat Pump, eco mode, and multiple levels of regeneration to help maximize your driving range.

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Yes, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with several eco-coaching functions, including an ECON mode adopted from other Honda hybrid vehicles. Additionally there are user controllable regeneration levels.

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'MPGe' stands for 'miles per gallon equivalent,' where one gallon of gasoline equates to 33.7 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity. Formulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it is the standardized way to compare the fuel efficiency of plug-in electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles to gasoline-powered vehicles. EPA ratings, e.g., MPGe and range, are based on the results of various tests.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has an onboard rechargeable battery that stores energy to power the electric motor. The battery can be charged by plugging your Clarity Plug-in Hybrid into an outlet at home, work or any public charging station. There are two ways to charge and both are accessible through the port located on the front left fender.

Level 1 charging can be done by plugging your car into a 120-volt household outlet (with a dedicated 15 amp circuit), and is convenient with the Level 1 charging cord that is included with the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Level 2 charging requires a 240-volt charger, and is available at over 36,000 charging stations throughout the U.S., or you can install a Level 2 charging station at your home.

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Charging time depends on the type of charger you select and the battery’s state of charge. Level 1, 120-volt charge takes about 12 hours for a full charge when starting at 11% charge. The Level 2, 240-volt charge provides you with a full charge in about 2.5 hours.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid includes a 120-volt adapter that can be plugged into a 120-volt wall outlet. It is recommended that a dedicated 120-volt GFCI outlet (not shared) with a 15 amp circuit be used and that a licensed-electrician confirm the suitability of any outlet used.

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Yes, you can charge the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid at home by using the Level 1 Charging cord that comes standard with your Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. By connecting it to 120-volt outlet (with a dedicated 15 amp circuit), it takes about 12 hours for a full charge when starting at 11% charge.

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In order to maximize your daily electric range and minimize time spent charging, Honda strongly recommends installing Level 2 (240V) charging equipment at your home if possible.  The convenience of home charging means you can start each day with a “full” battery.  Many brands of 240v charging equipment are available on line (at Amazon, for example, and on-line sites – including blogs -- usually incorporate product reviews) and at big box home improvement retail outlets.  The Clarity Electric (Plug-In Hybrid) utilizes industry standard SAE J1772 equipment, and for optimal charging times you should purchase equipment with 30 to 32 amps of output.  It is also highly recommended that a professional licensed electrician perform the installation.  You can arrange for installation by a licensed electrician at most of the locations you can find charging equipment, or search for one on your own.  Examples of third party sites to search for local electricians with experience installing home charging include Amazon and QMeritCharging. Installation time and pricing do vary depending on your home electrical capacity and placement, so you may wish to get multiple estimates.

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No, you can drive the vehicle in hybrid mode with great fuel efficiency. However, to get the most out of the vehicle it is advantageous to plug it in to charge the battery. By maximizing your electric miles driven you increase your fuel economy and reduce your fueling cost. Plus, it’s fun!

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No, "topping off" will not damage the battery.

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Under certain conditions, the driver can choose to use the gasoline engine to add charge to the vehicle. If the battery charge is less than 57%, pressing and holding the HV button on the center console for two seconds will lock in hybrid drive and use one of the electric motors to charge the battery up to 57%. The vehicle is also able to add some charge through the regenerative braking system during deceleration.

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When the battery charge is at a minimum, the vehicle is still able to run in hybrid mode.

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Yes – lifting the accelerator (coasting) and applying the brakes converts the electric motor into a generator. As the motor slows the vehicle, it produces electricity at the same time. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has four driver-adjusted levels of regeneration, controlled by the Decelerator Paddle Selectors on the steering wheel.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid’s battery technology was designed with thermal stability in mind. However, inclement weather may generally affect the battery performance of all electric vehicles, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid included. Extreme temperatures also often lead to an increased use of the HVAC system, which may result in a decreased driving range.

The available driving range for the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid may be significantly reduced when the vehicle is operated in hot or cold conditions, due to some temporary battery capacity loss and increased use of air conditioning and heating. This is particularly true with cold temperature operation. Batteries work by chemical reaction, and the speed of the reactions decrease as the temperature drops, resulting in a temporary decrease in total battery capacity. Driving range is further reduced by increased heater and other accessory use. The heater, and all other accessories, draws power from the car's high voltage battery unless the car is plugged into a Level 2 (240-volt) charging system. Reducing accessory drain will improve overall driving range. As the cold temperatures subside, these reductions in driving range should subside as well.

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Yes, with the HondaLink® app, drivers can remotely check the state of charge, initiate charging, remotely activate the climate control system, and more.

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There are various public charging networks for charging. The cost at Public stations vary from monthly subscriptions to a few dollars an hour to completely free. To find out how much a particular station costs, check the HondaLink® app, the PlugShare app or PlugShare.com.

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There are over 36,000 chargers across the US located in public locations such as malls, airports, offices, and near freeways. To find these chargers you can use the in-car navigation system, the HondaLink® App, the PlugShare app or PlugShare.com.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comes standard with Navigation and a charging station locator, as well as the HondaLink® App, which can help you locate nearby charging stations. With the HondaLink® App, you can find stations right from your smartphone.

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Hours are generally set by charging station property owners. Use the HondaLink® app, the PlugShare app or PlugShare.com to get the operating hours for your desired station(s).

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Though the vehicle may be driven on electricity alone, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid should never be driven without gas in the tank.

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