Honda Hybrid & Electric vehicle (EV) Guide
Honda has worked on a variety of electrified models throughout the years, with more on the horizon. As the automotive landscape is continually electrified, and more technologies and acronyms come about, we prepared this guide to simplify the jargon and educate you on Honda's Hybrid and Electric Vehicle offerings.
Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)
A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is the form you're probably most familiar with. HEVs combine gas engines with electric motors to generate electricity as you drive, so they never need to be plugged in.
Honda currently offers the CR-V Hybrid and Accord Hybrid in Canada.
The 6th generation CR-V is available in a hybrid powertrain that produces 204 horsepower and 274 lb-ft of torque, which is more than any other CR-V in history. Hybrid versions are available on the EX-L and Touring trims.
The Accord is Honda's perennially best-selling midsize sedan due to its outstanding quality, fuel efficiency, packaging, and sophisticated driving dynamics.
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle operates in much the same way as an HEV. However, being able to plug in a PHEV to extend the electric-only driving range is what sets them apart.
When in EV mode they produce zero emissions, and when the battery becomes depleted or additional power is required, the vehicle's gas-powered engine automatically kicks in.
This gives you the best of both worlds. Having the ability to cover your commute with pure electric power means your fuel expenses can be significantly reduced while road trips are a breeze with the ability to switch to the engine when needed. There's zero range anxiety with a PHEV!
Battery Electric Vehicles
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are what people usually refer to these days when they're talking about EVs. These simply use a rechargeable battery for their power. They don't have fuel tanks of any kind, nor do they emit anything. Honda envisions some fully electric vehicles with a plan to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales in 2030.
Introducing the All-New Honda Prologue - an adventure-ready electric car. With dual motor AWD and a range of over 450km*, this midsize SUV blends performance and sustainability.
Tech-Rich Cabin: Enjoy an 11" Digital Instrument Cluster, an 11.3" Touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay®*/Android Auto™*, and an optional 12-speaker BOSE® Premium Sound System.
Safety First: Honda Sensing® features like Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, and optional Rear Pedestrian Alert keep you safe.
Fast Charging: The Prologue offers fast charging, providing over 100km of range in just 10 minutes*.
In Europe, Honda sells the Honda e. This futuristic car is wrapped in a retro, minimalist design that enhances its efficiency. It's fully electric drivetrain, provides it with a responsive drive as all the torque is instantly available.
We'll be sure to keep you updated on all the developments in the Honda Hybrid and EV space.
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