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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2021, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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2019 Plug-In Hybrids Clarity - 34.9 EV miles

Hi everyone,

I need help to find out if this is normal.

I live in Southern California, and the car is garaged and charged with the 120 Volt outlet inside the garage.

I Purchased the 2019 Plug-in Hybrids Clarity back in November 2019.
At the first few months, after the battery is fully charged, (120 Volt for 12+ hours charges) the dashboard show the EV battery at about an average of 46 to 48 miles.

Then in Jan 2020, the EV battery miles on the dashboard only shown 41 to 43 after the battery is fully charged.
Lately it only show 36 - 38 EV battery miles on the dashboard after the EV battery is fully charged.

I brought my car back to the dealer on 12/11/2020, they run the diagnostic test on the EV battery, they told me nothing wrong with the EV battery.

Per the request of the Honda Dealer Services Consultant, I brought my car in again on 12/31/2020, this time without charging the EV battery, (with the EV mile indicator on the dashboard = 0)
After the dealer charged the EV battery with their 240 Volt for 2.5 hours, the dashboard only show 34.9 EV miles on the dashboard.

34.9, it is about 31% EV battery mile loss from the 48.

Do you all think I have a real issue with this? or is it a normal thing with the Clarity Plug-in Hybrids vehicle?

Please advise,

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-04-2021, 10:03 PM
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The range-o-meter is purely a guess and can’t be relied on for anything. Best just to see what your real range is and make comparisons based off of that. The range-o-meter, in essence says, you drove this way over the past few miles and you used this much energy. Based upon that information, my guess is that you will be able to drive this many miles with the charge that is left in the battery.
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If they did a HV battery test, the report will show the Ah as well as individual cell data. You need more info than "nothing wrong".
The warranty is based on the Ah reading.
New is 55.1 Ah, warranty is for 67% (36.6 Ah).

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Make sure your driving habits haven't changed.

When I was the driver the first year (2018 Base Clarity), I never turned on the climate, never turned on the seat heaters, smooth light accelerator use, paddle downshifting all the time, EV ECO model all the time and switched to HV only over 50MPH - I got 50 - 65 mile range every day even in winter (warm southern California all year).

Then when my wife used it, she only got 30-40 mile range because she: turns up the cabin heater, turns on the seat heaters, plays her BT music loud, jack rabbit starts, Sport mode, never uses paddles, fails to switch from EV to HV on freeways, etc...

So not surprised with her range at all....
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What are your current morning temperatures? External temperature changes can cause up to a 20% change in the range estimate.

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How could we be married to the same woman?
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How could we be married to the same woman?
Really !

My wife drives the Clarity as if it's a BMW...

We traded cars a year ago - her prior car was a BMW 528i and I had the Clarity.

She has the Clarity due to her commute being further than mine for a year now and I have seen on weekends that the range guesstimate shows around 35 miles...
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My 2018 Clarity plugin hybrid shown now about 35 mile EV range at full battery charge after 2 years, used to be ~ 48. At what point I need to go to dialer and start complaining about battery life? As far as I remember the battery warranty is 10 years or 150,000 miles. What is considered as faulty battery eligible to be replaced within the warranty?
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My 2018 Clarity plugin hybrid shown now about 35 mile EV range at full battery charge after 2 years, used to be ~ 48. At what point I need to go to dialer and start complaining about battery life? As far as I remember the battery warranty is 10 years or 150,000 miles. What is considered as faulty battery eligible to be replaced within the warranty?
<67% of the original spec of 55.1 Ah

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My 2018 Clarity plugin hybrid shown now about 35 mile EV range at full battery charge after 2 years, used to be ~ 48. At what point I need to go to dialer and start complaining about battery life? As far as I remember the battery warranty is 10 years or 150,000 miles. What is considered as faulty battery eligible to be replaced within the warranty?
Definitely have the dealer run a traction battery test.

What temperatures are you living in ?

How is your driving style ?

Do you use the cabin heaters ??

I guess I am quite lucky living in warm Southern California - never lost range due to cold currently at 55 miles per charge in 85 degree weather in the middle of January!
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