Did you know that electric vehicles have been around since the 1800’s? They didn’t gain popularity until environmental concerns grew in the late 1990’s when many automakers began exploring options for alternative fuel vehicles like hybrids and electrics. Today, we have multiple options to choose from when we want to reduce our carbon footprint. Because of these options, it can be difficult choosing the perfect eco-friendly Honda for you. When deciding on an Electric Honda in Clear Lake, we compared the Clarity Electric to its hybrid sisters, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Accord Hybrid, so you can fully grasp what makes an electric car unique.
What’s the Difference Between Hybrids and Electrics?
To simply explain it, a hybrid vehicle is driven by both an electric and traditional gasoline engine. These two systems work together to drive the wheels while reducing emissions and the need for weekly fillups. An electric vehicle is run entirely on electricity; no gas reserve and no emissions that come with it. One of the more popular hybrid models, the Accord Hybrid, features the most advanced and innovative two-motor hybrid powertrains which together, provides 181 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque for powerful acceleration without excessive emissions. And with a nearly 13-gallon fuel capacity and an mpg rating of 48hwy/48city*, you’ll be able to travel further than ever imagined.
More Clarity with the Honda Clarity Line
Moving closer to an electric vehicle is the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid. With this Honda, you can charge up for the daily commute and run solely on battery power, or you have the option to tap into the gas-powered engine for longer trips. Don’t let the fact that you have to charge the Clarity fool you into believing it has no power. With 181 horsepower an 232 lbs-ft of torque, you’ll have a more powerful acceleration than most gas-powered vehicles! If you want to entirely erase your gasoline footprint and travel no more than 89* miles a day, then you’ll lean towards the Clarity Electric, which provides the eco-conscious gas-free answer you’ve been asking for. And much like the Plug-In, power is no issue for this Honda because of its 221 lbs-ft of torque for instant acceleration.
So even if you don’t want to jump head first into electric cars, the Honda Accord and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will be able to satisfy your needs for a powerful ride with little environmental impact. But if you’re ready to go completely green, then visit Honda of Clear Lake and test drive the 2018 Honda Clarity Electric in Clear Lake. Give us a call and make an appointment, today!
*Based on 2012-2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.