If you’re shopping for a hybrid vehicle, you may have come across Plug-In Hybrids. But what is a Plug-In Hybrid? Both types have a traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor but a hybrid vehicle derives most of its power from the gasoline engine and utilizes the electric motor to offset some strain to improve fuel economy. On the other hand, a Plug-In Hybrid operates solely as an electric vehicle and uses the gasoline engine only as a backup generator to recharge the battery when it exceeds its range. A hybrid and plug-in hybrid will appeal to different drivers for different reasons, and Honda offers both types of vehicles.

  • Honda Plug-In Hybrid – Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
  • Honda Hybrids – Honda Accord Hybrid and Honda Insight

Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid can drive for an all-electric range of 47 miles before the gasoline engine needs to kick in. That distance covers most drivers’ daily commutes, but for times when you are on longer journeys, the Clarity earns a 340-mile range rating and a 110-mile combined gas-electric fuel economy rating.* Unlike traditional hybrids, the Clarity is recharged in a 240-volt charger or a standard 120-volt charger at home or at any EV charging station across the United States.

2018 Honda Clairty Plug In Driving on the highway
2018 Honda Clarity Plug In Charging

Honda Accord Hybrid

The Honda Accord Hybrid is a supremely comfortable and well-equipped sedan within the Accord lineup. It features a 3 Mode Driving System including Econ, Sport, and EV mode and delivers a horsepower of 212. The Accord Hybrid will achieve an estimated 47 city / 47 highway / 47 combined mpg.**

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid parked with the city in the background
2018 Honda Accord Hybrid Touch Screen

Honda Insight

The Honda Insight is another hybrid option from Honda and takes its design cues from the Civic. It’s a more compact option than the Accord Hybrid and can maneuver in and out of tight spaces or narrow streets with ease. In fact, Car and Driver declared it “a joy to drive around town.” The Insight also includes the 3 Mode Driving System and earns an estimated of 55 city / 49 highway / 52 combined mpg.***

2019 Honda Insight parked on side of street
2019 Honda Insight Couple Driving

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, the Accord Hybrid, and the Honda Insight by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Hampton Roads dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel with a test drive today!

*110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
***55 city/49 highway/52 combined mpg rating for LX and EX trims. 51 city/45 highway/48 combined mpg rating for the Touring trim. Based on 2018 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.