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Again, EPA numbers aren't finalized, but Honda is expecting 120 MPGe in the city, 102 MPGe on the highway, and a total of 111 MPGe combined. But lately it's been offering a new, roomier five-seat version.

The plug-in hybrid will be by far the highest-volume version in the lineup, Honda says.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid's drivetrain consists of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor rated at 181 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque. In short, if you're not quite ready for fuel cell life, Honda still has a Clarity it'd like to sell you.

Honda pegs Clarity EV Level 2 charge time at slightly more than three hours and, when using Level 3 (480V) DC fast-charging, 30 minutes.

Steve Center, who's Honda's vice president in connected and environmental business development, says "we're really at the beginning of the vertical" when it comes to electrified auto adoption - including hybrid vehicles with gasoline powered motors. The blue Clarity Electric will hit the market later this year.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, reaching dealerships later this year, is anticipated to earn an all-electric driving range rating of 68 km, the longest of any midsize PHEV, Honda claims. The 17 kW battery pack in the Clarity PHEV, meanwhile, can be fully charged in 2.5 hours using a 240-volt outlet.

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The all-electric vehicle boasts a 25.5 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, which powers a 161-horsepower engine and exerts 221 pound-feet of torque.

Honda expects the EPA efficiency rating to be 105 MPGe, which the company says is "top of its class" among plug-in hybrids.

The four-door has four selectable modes - Normal, Econ, Sport, and HV - which change the vehicle's dynamics depending on how adventurous or efficient you want to drive. The Clarity Electric will launch later this year, starting with an attractive lease program in California and Oregon. Lease includes Roadside Assistance, up to $15,000 of hydrogen fuel, and up to 21 days Avis luxury rental auto.

As for the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid model, Center said the vehicle is designed for those "wanting to take the next step in environmental performance", but still want range and fuel flexibility.

We liked the idea of a single platform with multiple electrified powertrain options when Hyundai introduced the IONIQ lineup previous year, and we had a feeling it might be something we'd see repeated by other automakers. As the name suggests, these two vehicles are actually different models of the same auto. Unlike the fuel cell vehicle, the plug-in hybrid Clarity will be available to buy or lease in all 50 states later this year at a price expected to be around $35,000. Honda says the total battery-and-gasoline range will be around 330 miles - but a quick trip to the gas station and you can keep driving.

The Clarity Electric will be available only in California and OR, at least initially. and, like the fuel cell auto, it will only be available for lease, not purchase.

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