Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid News

  • 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    As more and more long-range electric cars such as the Audi e-tron quattro, the long-range Nissan Leaf Plus, and the Kia Niro and Soul EVs make their way onto the market, some are starting to offer great deals. Every month, our partners at CarsDirect.com sift through all the deals offered that month to find those that represent the best long-term value for drivers. For leases, this breaks down the overall monthly costs including amortizing any "down payment" capitalized cost reduction and fees. This month, they found lease deals for as low as an effective $239 a month, as well as some deals...

  • 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    Best deals on hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars for February 2019

    Presidents' Day Weekend typically brings deals in car showrooms. And this month is no exception. As electric-car fans wait for a slew of new models to hit the market this spring, some of the same cars that have made up recent months' best deals appear again. Two, however, are recent entrants. Our...

  • 2014 Chevrolet Volt
    Commentary: How the media may have punctured plug-in hybrids' balloon

    Plug-in hybrids can offer most of the environmental benefits of long-range electric cars with less cost for giant batteries or range worries. So why don't they sell better? As our esteemed former editor John Voelcker regularly noted, consumers just don't get them. As he concluded in his post...

  • Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad
    The 2018 Honda Clarity real-world review: enough to challenge the Chevrolet Volt?

    I’ve owned two Chevrolet Volts, an early 2011 model and, currently, a second-generation 2017 version. I have loved them both. They’re sleek, sprightly, and have enough electric range to cover most driving. For longer trips, the gas engine kicks in when the charge runs out. The Volt, to...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Plugged into L1 in Corte Madera, Calif.
    2018 Honda Clarity PHEV revisited: is this the car Bill Clinton wanted built?

    With new stewardship comes new perspective—sometimes on old things. Here at Green Car Reports, we have driven the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid a couple of times. New reviewers sometimes bring new context and background to subjects we've covered before. And that's the case with the...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hudson Valley, NY, Apr 2018
    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

    For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Volt

    The Chevrolet Volt, now in its second generation, has long been the king of mass-market plug-in hybrids. With 53 miles of battery range, its electric performance is exceeded only by the BMW i3 REx range-extended electric hatchback. But the BMW's starting price is close to $50,000, taking it well above the Volt's $35,000 range, and its styling is more polarizing to boot. DON'T MISS: 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive Last year, the Toyota Prius Prime entered the market and posed the first serious threat to the Volt. While it has only 25 miles of range, it has higher rated fuel...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid   [photo: owner 'Viking79']
    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: early owner's first impressions

    We only published our first-drive report on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid last week, and the car is just now showing up at Honda dealers across the country. But that means the first examples are already been bought and driven. A couple of readers indicated that they were among the buyers...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Volt
    Which plug-in hybrid would you buy today if you had to? Take our Twitter poll

    This has been something of a plug-in hybrid month. Last week we got our first drive in the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, which we felt was the first affordable car with a range similar to that of the Chevrolet Volt. This week we're driving the 2018 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid. DON'T MISS: 2018...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017
    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

    There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline engine for longer trips. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third and most important model in the Clarity lineup...

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