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Honda Clarity series gains PHEV, EV models

At the 2017 New York auto show, plug-in hybrid and battery electric variants of Honda's Clarity join the automaker's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

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Honda's Clarity officially becomes the Clarity series of vehicles at the 2017 New York auto show with the debut of two new powertrain options.

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The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid mates a gasoline range-extender with an electric powertrain. This is sure to be the model with the widest appeal.

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With a full charge, the PHEV is expected to reach 42 miles of fully electric range.

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When the battery has been depleted, the gasoline engine kicks on to generate electricity and keep the Clarity rolling.

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The full, gasoline extended range is estimated at more than 330 miles.

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The 2018 model year designation for the plug-in hybrid seems to indicate that it will arrive at dealerships later this year.

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Honda also unveiled the 2017 Clarity Electric, a battery-powered version of the Clarity chassis.

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Officially, Honda hasn't stated the range of this fully electric model, but estimates based on the 25.5 kWh battery place the Clarity Electric at around 80 miles.

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Fortunately, the EV charges quickly. At level 2 speeds, it only takes about 3 hours to juice up. DC fast charging knocks that time down to just 30 minutes for an 80 percent charge.

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