Electric & Hybrid Honda Vehicles
Hybrid & Electric Honda Vehicles in Cranbrook, British Columbia
Already known for their incredible fuel efficiency and low emissions, Honda has taken it upon themselves to go one step further with a selection of environmentally friendly, “green” vehicles. These hybrid and electric vehicles offer all the same Honda power, reliability, and efficiency you know and love, while offering serious savings on fuel and emissions. So whether you’re looking for a hybrid to help lower your gas bill, or a full-on plug-in electric vehicle, you’ll find it in the Honda lineup. Read on to learn more about hybrid and electric vehicles with Cranbrook’s very own Spring Honda.
What are the different types of Honda electric powertrains?
With a goal in mind of having two-thirds of their global vehicle lineup consisting of electric vehicles by 2030, Honda has set their sights on being one of the greenest manufacturers in the world. Currently, they offer three models with some form of electric powertrain in Canada—the Accord Hybrid, Insight Hybrid, and Clarity Plug-in Hybrid—while over in Europe the Honda e has been making serious waves. For those unsure about the difference in electric powertrains, we’ve broken it down below.
Currently the most common type of hybrid in the Honda lineup, a Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) uses a gas engine along with an electric motor that generates electricity when you drive. This means that as long as you’re driving, you never need to plug-in.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric
A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is similar to an HEV in that they both use a gas and electric motor. However, a PHEV can be plugged in to provide a longer, electric-only driving range (or a longer combined range and greater fuel economy).
Unlike the HEVs or PHEVs, a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) is powered solely by a rechargeable battery. This means it has no need for fuel of any kind—just plug it in for power. With a BEV, you have completely instant access to serious torque!
Reasons to choose a hybrid or plug-in hybrid Honda
While you’ll certainly save on gas and do something good for the environment, there are a number of great reasons for driving an HEV or PHEV, including (but not limited to):
- Exceptional driving range
- Excellent performance, including instant access to torque
- The same maintenance a gas-powered vehicle requires
- Strong resale value
- Lower CO2 emissions, and a lower carbon footprint
- Electric vehicle batteries are recyclable
- All Honda HEVs and PHEVs come with Honda Sensing technology standard
- Many provinces offer rebates and tax breaks for purchasing and driving an HEV or PHEV
Featured Hybrid & Electric Honda Vehicles
While there are more vehicles set to join the lineup of hybrid and electric hybrid Honda vehicles in the near future, you can’t go wrong with any of the choices below:
Accord HybridStarting at $37,920
Looking for a legendary sedan, with serious style, capability, and class-leading fuel economy? Look no further than the Honda Accord Hybrid!
Insight HybridStarting at $30,305
With head-turning style, and a low starting price that belies its seriously luxurious interior and performance, the Honda Insight Hybrid can’t be beat.
Clarity Plug-in HybridStarting at $46,320
It may be a PHEV, but you’d never know it with such thrilling performance capabilities. The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is a seriously sporty and efficient choice.
Comparing Electric and Hybrid Honda Vehicles
|Model||Starting price||Powertrain||Horsepower (Electric/combined)||Torque (Electric)||Electric-only range||Fuel Economy (combined)|
|2021 Accord Hybrid||$37,920||2.0 L Atkinson cycle i-VTEC® 4-cylinder||181/212||232 lb-ft||Short distances only||5.0 L/100 km|
|2021 Insight Hybrid||$30,305||1.5 L Atkinson cycle i-VTEC® 4-cylinder||129/151||197 lb-ft||Short distances only||4.9 L/100 km|
|2021 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid||$46,320||1.5 L Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder||181/212||232 lb-ft||Up to 76 km||2.1 Le/100 k (combined gas & electric)|
Do something nice for both the environment and your wallet, and choose an electric or hybrid vehicle from the Honda lineup. Honda has taken their award-winning, crowd-pleasing blend of performance, reliability, and safety to new heights, while adding even more efficient performance and even lower emissions. To learn more about any of the vehicles above, or to have any questions about hybrid and electric vehicle technology, you can contact Spring Honda via the form below.