As new vehicle technology continues to evolve, we find ourselves steering away from traditional gasoline engines in favor of plug-in hybrid cars and fully electric models. However, as with all emerging technology, the road can be a little bumpy. Over the years we’ve seen some pretty interesting ideas about how an electric or plug-in hybrid car should look. And while the trend seemed to focus on unique, sometimes bizarre designs, Honda automakers took a different route. They focused on the technology while sticking to a design philosophy that’s worked. Enter the incredible 2018 Honda Clarity.
The 2018 Honda Clarity stands out among the pack of environmentally friendly vehicles for several reasons. For one, it’s focused on implementing the best technology available. But that doesn’t come at the cost of great design and exceptional comfort.
This electric Honda model isn’t just a one trick pony either. Drivers have their pick of three different options: the Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, and the Honda Clarity Electric.
The plug-in version of this Honda sedan comes in either the base or Touring trim. Both models feature a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine paired with an electric motor hybrid mechanism which puts out a total of 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque with a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery.
The 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is powered by an electric motor which makes 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque and is front-wheel drive. What makes this model interesting is its technology, as the car generates electricity from compressed hydrogen, which is stored and combines with oxygen from the air, and can be recharged in about five minutes.
Lastly, there’s the Honda Clarity Electric. This model features an electric motor which makes 161 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque with a 25.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. Like the other models, it features an 8-inch touchscreen, keyless entry and ignition, two USB ports, driver aids, and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Visit Liberty Honda today and find out which 2018 Honda Clarity is right for you by taking these amazing options for a test drive. We hope to see you at our Honda dealership near Avon, CT soon!