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Wards Names Its Ten Best Engines Of 2018 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford F-150, Ford Mustang, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Clarity, Infiniti, infiniti q50, Jaguar, Jaguar-XF, Kia, Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry on 12 15th, 2017


Wards Auto has released its annual list of the 10 Best Engines for 2018.

After spending two months testing 32 different powertrains, the company’s editors selected the winners. Surprisingly, the winners were primarily from mainstream brands and the publication notes not a single German automaker made the list.

Ford came away with two wins as editors loved the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 in the F-150 as well as the 5.0-liter V8 engine that resides in the Mustang GT. Other winners include the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the Honda Civic Type R and the twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that powers the Infiniti Q50. Jaguar and Kia also appeared on the top 10 list for the first time thanks to the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the XF and the turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 in the Stinger.

Alternative powertrains had a strong showing as well as Wards honored the Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Honda Clarity, and Toyota Camry Hybrid. These models are a very diverse group as the cars have electric, plug-in hybrid, fuel-cell, and hybrid powertrains.

Performance models were largely absent from the list even though contenders included the Audi RS3 and S4. The sole diesel engine, the turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the Chevrolet Equinox, also failed to make the cut.

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Honda Clarity Walks Home With 2018 Green Car Of The Year Award 2
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, honda, Honda Clarity, Hydrogen, LA Auto Show, PHEV, Reports on 12 2nd, 2017


Honda’s bold move to offer the Clarity in three distinctive versions (electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell) have been recognized by the Green Car Journal, which named it its 2018 Green Car of the Year.

The award was handed over during the Los Angeles Auto Show, and the Clarity’s competition consisted of the Honda Accord, Hyundai Ioniq, Nissan Leaf and Toyota Camry.

“It’s a nod in the right direction to receive the 2018 Green Car of the Year award for the Clarity family of vehicles. The Clarity Fuel Cell, Clarity Electric, and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offer the power of choice to consumers, who want to step into the electrification game without being compromised”, said American Honda’s VP of Connected and Environmental Business, Steven Center.

Last year’s winner was the Chevrolet Bolt, which beat the BMW 330e iPerformance, Chrysler Pacifica, Kia Optima, and Toyota Prius Prime.

GM grabbed the 2016 Green Car of the Year prize as well with the second-generation Chevy Volt, while in 2015 and 2014 the winners were the BMW i3 and Honda Accord respectively.

Green Car of the Year winners over the years:

2006 – Mercury Mariner Hybrid
2007 – Toyota Camry Hybrid
2008 – Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
2009 – Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2010 – Audi A3 TDI
2011 – Chevrolet Volt PHEV
2012 – Honda Civic GX CNG
2013 – Ford Fusion EcoBoost, Hybrid, and PHEV
2014 – Honda Accord Gasoline, Hybrid, and PHEV
2015 – BMW i3
2016 – Chevrolet Volt Electric, PHEV, Fuel Cell
2017 – Chevrolet Bolt
2018 – Honda Clarity

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Pricing Announced, Starts At $33,400 16
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in honda, Honda Clarity, PHEV, prices, USA on 11 16th, 2017


The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will begin arriving at U.S. dealerships on December 1st with a base price of $33,400.

Unveiled earlier this year at the New York Auto Show, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid comes nicely equipped with heated front seats, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, and 8.0-inch Display Audio system. Other niceties include split-folding rear seats, an eight-speaker audio system, and a multi-angle rearview camera.

Buyers looking for something more luxurious can opt for the $36,600 Touring variant which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, perforated leather seats, and Ultrasuede interior accents. The model also boasts power front seats and a GPS navigation system which includes the location of charging stations.

Both models feature a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine, a 17 kWh battery pack, and an electric motor. This setup enables the car to produce a combined maximum output of 212 hp (158 kW).

In terms of efficiency, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has a combined fuel economy rating of 110 MPGe and a gasoline-only rating of 44 mpg city / 40 mpg highway / 42 mpg combined. More importantly, the car can travel up to 47 miles (75 km) on electricity alone. When the battery is depleted, it can be fully recharged in approximately 2.5 hours with a 240 volt charging system.

While the car is a little expensive, buyers will be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. They may also be able to receive additional state and local incentives depending on where they live.

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Honda Clarity PHEV Boasts Class-Leading All-Electric Range 13
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in EPA, honda, Honda Clarity, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 09 13th, 2017


With its EPA range rating of 47 miles (75 km) on a full charge, the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid has earned the highest EV range among all midsize plug-in hybrids.
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Honda Clarity PHEV Boasts Class-Leading All-Electric Range 13
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in EPA, honda, Honda Clarity, Hybrids, PHEV, Reports on 09 13th, 2017


With its EPA range rating of 47 miles (75 km) on a full charge, the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid has earned the highest EV range among all midsize plug-in hybrids.
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2017 Honda Clarity Electric Launched In The US, Costs $269 Per Month 1
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Clarity, prices, USA on 08 1st, 2017


The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric has begun arriving at dealerships in California and Oregon.
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2017 Honda Clarity Electric Launched In The US, Costs $269 Per Month 1
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Clarity, prices, USA on 08 1st, 2017


The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric has begun arriving at dealerships in California and Oregon.
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2017 Honda Clarity Electric Arrives In August For $269 A Month 12
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Clarity, prices, USA on 06 12th, 2017


Honda has announced the 2017 Clarity Electric will go on sale in the United States in August.
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Consumer Reports Takes The Honda Clarity Out For A Quick Drive 4
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in fuel cell, honda, Honda Clarity, Honda FCV, Honda Videos, Hydrogen, reviews, video on 05 4th, 2017


The Honda Clarity in fuel cell trim, is a fully developed, cutting-edge machine, but for practical reasons, you may want to check the plug-in hybrid that's coming later this year.
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Honda Expands Clarity Lineup With New PHEV & EV In New York 12
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Clarity, Hybrids, New York auto show, PHEV on 04 12th, 2017


If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. That might as well be Honda's motto when it comes to its line of dedicated electrified vehicles. And here's its latest attempt.
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First Drive: Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Makes A Case For Hydrogen If You Can 20
Mar
Posted by Zac Estrada in Electric Vehicles, First Drive, fuel cell, Galleries, honda, Honda Clarity, reviews on 03 20th, 2017


What’s the alternative fuel of the future? Everyone’s still looking for one.
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Honda Clarity PHEV & EV To Debut At 2017 NY Auto Show 8
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, fuel cell, honda, Honda Clarity, Hybrids, new cars, New York auto show, PHEV, Reports on 03 8th, 2017


Two all-new electrified Honda Clarity models are set to arrive in New York this April, offering customers a choice between fuel cell, battery electric and plug-in hybrid technology.
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Honda’s Clarity EV Reportedly Gets Only 80 Miles Of Range, All In The Name Of Affordability 27
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Clarity, Reports on 02 27th, 2017


As the number of zero-emission cars is rapidly expanding, Honda wants a piece of the pie, and they have an all-electric model in the pipeline, based on the Clarity.
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Honda Civic Type R Coming To Geneva In Production Form 16
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, fuel cell, Geneva Motor Show, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Clarity, Honda Concepts, Hydrogen, new cars, Reports on 02 16th, 2017


After parading the Civic Type R prototype at various events throughout the globe, Honda will finally pull the cover off the production version in just a few weeks.
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Hydrogen Wars: 2017 Toyota Mirai vs 2017 Honda Clarity 11
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in fuel cell, honda, Honda Clarity, Poll, TOYOTA, Toyota Mirai on 02 11th, 2017


At a first glance, it seems that choosing between the Toyota Mirai and the Honda Clarity could be frustratingly difficult, seen as how the two cars are so similar.
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