Drivetrain? How does it work?
I have a CR-Z which like many Honda hybrid models uses an IMA electric motor mounted on the crankshaft of the gas engine. So when you need extra torque, the 100V battery adds extra zip the gas engine for more power. But this makes no sense for the Clarity, since the gas engine isn't even running for the first ~40 miles. There is mention of two electric motors, and a CVT. It doesn't seem right that the electric motors would drive the wheels via the CVT, or does it? I would expect the electric motors to directly drive the front wheels, no transmission. And the CVT would only come into play when the gas engine fires up. I saw some reference to the gas engine really turning a generator which then supplemented the main battery, maybe even charging it. If that is the case, I don't see where the CVT fits in.
I'm in central VA. Wikipedia seems to say the Clarity is only stocked in CA, but orderable from anywhere. My brother-in-law is the local Honda service manager. He says they have only sold a few this year, but had a couple as loaners and they were reliable and popular, so I'm sold. The $7500 credit and selling the CR-Z gets me a long ways toward the purchase, and it seems to have many of the amenities that my 2017 Ridgeline has.
Any help or reference on the drivetrain appreciated.