The 2021 Honda Clarity is a Plug-in Hybrid vehicle, meaning that you can charge it up by plugging it into an EV charging station. It starts out at $46,320. Below, we have more detailed information on this model’s PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) systems, its emissions ratings, and its modern technology. Let us know if you have any questions and visit our team here at Steele Honda when you’re ready for your next Honda vehicle.
The 2021 Honda Clarity PHEV system works by switching between three different power modes. The first is Engine (Direct Drive) mode. This is activated on high-speed roadways with low load conditions. The gasoline engine provides power to the vehicle, and regenerative braking starts to recharge the high voltage battery.
The second mode is the Electric (EV) mode. This mode can be activated at low to moderate speeds and accelerations. In EV mode, the vehicle relies only on electric power from the electric motor. It can only operate in this mode when its battery is sufficiently charged.
The third mode is a combination of the other two. It’s called Hybrid (HV) mode. Power comes from the electric traction motor, which takes energy from the gasoline engine and the generator motor to produce electricity. The energy is sent either to the traction motor or the battery pack depending on the situation.
You may be wondering what type of emissions a vehicle like this would give off. The 2021 Honda Clarity is rated at 2.1 L of fuel per 100 km with its blended electric and gasoline fuel consumption. It can drive up to 76 km while producing zero emissions while in EV mode. On average, the 2021 Honda Clarity produces 36 grams of CO2 emissions per km of driving, which is less than a quarter of the Intermediate Car Segment average. Basically, this is a great model option for anyone who is looking to lower their carbon footprint. It is especially great for commuters who can drive in EV mode for most of their driving time.