How Do Hybrid Cars Work?

March 22nd, 2018 by

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid front exterior
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly car near Monticello, Honda has plenty of options for you, including hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. These vehicles work by combining traditional gasoline power with electric power and offer plenty of benefits!

What are the Honda Hybrid Models?

Over the years, there have been a number of Honda hybrid models, including:

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Exterior

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Exterior side view

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

A Closer Look at Honda Hybrid Technology

So, what exactly makes Honda’s hybrid systems work?

  • Traditional Honda Hybrid Systems – On traditional hybrid models like the Honda Civic Hybrid and Honda Accord Hybrid, the powertrain operates through the combination of a traditional gasoline combustion engine and an electric motor or set of motors charged by a battery or set of batteries. The gas engine helps regenerate power in the battery pack, while the electric motor(s) help dramatically improve fuel economy.
  • Honda Plug-In Hybrid Systems – Plug-in hybrid systems, like those found on the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, work a bit differently. In the case of a plug-in hybrid, the vehicle is actually runs on electric power alone for a period of time. That means that on short commutes to and from work, you may not even use any gasoline at all. When you need more driving range, though, the gasoline engine is able to work in tandem with the electric motors, just as it does in a traditional hybrid.

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Exterior

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Front Interior

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Interior

Go Green in Goshen with a Honda Hybrid

Whether you prefer the innovation of a Clarity Plug-In Hybrid or the affordable access of a Honda Civic Hybrid, Middletown Honda has you covered! Learn more about the Honda Accord Hybrid trims, then take the drive from Monroe to test drive one of these eco-friendly cars today in Middletown.

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