2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Charging
Many drivers are interested in alternative fuel vehicles, mostly because of the very low-emissions ratings that they receive. That’s why Honda has introduced the Clarity lineup, which now includes the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. But many people are not sure on how to charge a plug-in hybrid, especially at the different levels. So, how do you charge the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid?
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid – Level 1 Charging
A Level 1 charger, 120-volt, will come with your 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) when it’s delivered. This charger can actually be used with a 120-volt grounded outlet at your home. Then, in order to charge the car, there is a charging port door release button on the left side of your steering wheel. And when you plug the charger into the outlet, there will be a “ready” indicator light, so that you know when you can hook the charger up to your car. There will also be an indicator light when you plug the charger into the car, that’s how you know electricity is going to your car.
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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid – Level 2 Charging at Home
The more powerful Level 2 charger, 240-volt, will reduce your charging time quite dramatically. In fact, you can receive a full charge in just 2.5 hours! You are able to purchase this charger for at-home charging—though you’ll need an electrician to properly connect it. Then, charging your Clarity PHEV with a Level 2 charger is the same as Level 1 charging.
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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid – Level 2 Charging in Public
Though some charging stations may be free, many require payment—much like filling your gas tank at the pump. So, first you’ll have to use your debit or credit card and follow the on-screen instructions to ready the charging station, similar to a gas station. Once that’s done, you connect the charger to your Clarity PHEV, much like charging it at your own home. Though, you will have to override any programmed charge times in order to use a public charger.
If you have any questions concerning how to charge your 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, you can contact us at Indy Honda and we’ll answer any of your questions. We can also provide you with more information on the Clarity PHEV to interested shoppers. You can check out our available Clarity PHEV models by clicking here.