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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Clarity PHEV newby!

Hi All,

I'm from a rural suburb of Montreal, Quebec and a PHEV newby, just received a 2019 Clarity Touring that is replacing a Honda Ridgeline, I commute everyday to work, about 140 km. It will be charged at home using a Level II charger and at work it will be charged using a 120 volts outlet (not the best), I try to have that changed.

Always been a Honda fan, from S2000 to Ridgeline, it will be interesting going green.

And looking forward on saving gas!!!

PHEV newby!!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 11:52 AM
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dWelcome!

Wow, very similar to what I switched from - the gas guzzling 2013 Pilot to this gas sipping 2018 Clarity.

Being a new 2019 that just came out, any differences between the 2018 and 19 ?
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No changes! I would have liked a change in the infotainment screen, like the one used in the Accord, no big deal!

I always use the controls on the steering wheel.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 02:27 PM
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your first PHEV. Thats quite the transition from a Ridgeline and I'm sure it will make commuting much more enjoyable and economical.
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 04:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum and enjoy your new car. I have had one since Sept 1 and have slightly over 6000 trouble free miles, I too like Honda products, I have owned or lease several Acuras, so I was comfortable with the transmission push button selectors and familiar with the LKAS system.

Never have been to Montreal before but I have a trip scheduled for mid April this year.
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Thank you!

I had a MDX once and loved it.

You should like Montreal, specially if you like good eating!

If you need info on good restaurants, let me know.

Cheers
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Good day everyone,

Fantastic car!

For the new buyers, if you purchase the 2019 Touring, it does not come with electric seats and memory, you still get Navi, leather, etc.

So not sure it's worth paying for the Touring package, the basic should be sufficient.

Being a northern resident, I needed winter tires, so I got the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 size 245/40-18, wider and better handling, the OE size limits your choices.

Now to try and test the plugin hybrid technology.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-10-2019, 08:54 PM
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Congratulations on your Clarity purchase! Coming from a Ridgeline that probably barely saw 13L /100km you should see a huge drop in your gasoline bill, even with only a level 1 charger available at work.
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What kind of cold weather EV mileage do you get in your Clarity?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-09-2019, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I have a L2 charger and the most I get on a full charge is 55 km. Living in a cold environment (between -15 to -25), it will be hard to get more mileage out of the battery. Some mornings, when I start the car, it starts in the HV mode and has it gets warmer, the EV mode jumps in.

I look forward increasing the EV mileage with the warm weather on the way.
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