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So after 25 months, 26,000 miles of driving the Clarity, I have to say I am quite pleased with the battery and the range I have been getting.

Middle of February and getting 60 miles per charge:
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So after 25 months, 26,000 miles of driving the Clarity, I have to say I am quite pleased with the battery and the range I have been getting.

Middle of February and getting 60 miles per charge:
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Thanks for that report. I’m assuming you live in a fairly moderate climate. I was getting about 65 before winter but now with colder temps it’s around 50-ish.
 

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Thanks for that report. I’m assuming you live in a fairly moderate climate. I was getting about 65 before winter but now with colder temps it’s around 50-ish.
Yes, I am in Southern California - temps are in the 60-75 degree range. Today we are expecting 80 degree sunny and clear weather....

We don't get much of a winter like the rest of the country so during spring, summer and fall due to much warmer temps, we get around 65-70 miles per charge.

Just so amazed at how this car has been for us - very little maintenance and only one mishap (tire blew)....
 

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As for the rest of the country that experiences real winter, expect to see about 38 estimated EV miles; Spring is coming!
 

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It's kind of weird.. when I got my 2019 in August 2019, it actually went 62 miles on one charge. It was around 70F outside, nice summer weather.
Last time I tested it was 47F, I went 46 miles with 2.5 EV miles left, so it's 48.5 miles. This was without any heat or AC, going through the same commute as before.
I don't know if this is totally normal, and whether I would get 60+ miles again when summer comes.

When I read some technical documents on the Clarity, the way battery management is done is that the computer tries to make use of the battery in such a way that the user is not supposed to see any degradation until the battery is really wearing out.
 

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Living in Maine and with recent temps in the +10° to -8° F overnight, also in an unheated garage, we are getting around 33-36 miles per charge (some steep hills around home). This works out about right as we frequently drive to town which is approx. 20 miles away and have to use HV the last 4-6 miles home.
Sadly, we paid the extra to have a heater put in when we bought our 2019 Clarity, not realizing that it was for the engine, not the battery. I've considered using a ceramic heater/fan to warm the battery on those very cold nights, but the effort and how to set it up kept me procrastinating. We use part of a gallon to make it home, and at +/- $2.50/gal, the $1.25 is probably close to what we would spend on electric for the heater, so I've shelved the heater idea.
We are both old geezer conservative drivers, and I like to watch the screen capturing energy downhill and braking, but my wife would rather listen to a story on the road and doesn't pay attention to her driving habits. Still, we both get the last few miles on HV. Only a few miles of the trip is on 55+ roads, while the rest is 40-45 or in town speeds. As such, we are a far cry from 4sallypat's flat SoCal roads - oh the joy of seeing EV 60 on our dash sometime. LOL
 

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Living in Maine and with recent temps in the +10° to -8° F overnight, also in an unheated garage, we are getting around 33-36 miles per charge (some steep hills around home). This works out about right as we frequently drive to town which is approx. 20 miles away and have to use HV the last 4-6 miles home.
Sadly, we paid the extra to have a heater put in when we bought our 2019 Clarity, not realizing that it was for the engine, not the battery. I've considered using a ceramic heater/fan to warm the battery on those very cold nights, but the effort and how to set it up kept me procrastinating. We use part of a gallon to make it home, and at +/- $2.50/gal, the $1.25 is probably close to what we would spend on electric for the heater, so I've shelved the heater idea.
We are both old geezer conservative drivers, and I like to watch the screen capturing energy downhill and braking, but my wife would rather listen to a story on the road and doesn't pay attention to her driving habits. Still, we both get the last few miles on HV. Only a few miles of the trip is on 55+ roads, while the rest is 40-45 or in town speeds. As such, we are a far cry from 4sallypat's flat SoCal roads - oh the joy of seeing EV 60 on our dash sometime. LOL
Probably you are doing this already but a couple of things help in cold weather. First is remote climate, sometimes called preconditioning. It will run for up to 30 minutes, as cold as it is now where you are I would run it for the whole 30 minutes. You can start remote climate using either the HondaLink app or the key fob. As long as you are plugged in all of the electricity for preconditioning comes from the charger and won't subtract from your EV range. It's not just for comfort, when you start your trip the heating element and coolant will already be warmed up and the cabin will be partially warmed which will save on battery power.

Second is to always use the seat heater, which doesn't use as much electricity as the cabin heater. I'm guessing with those cold temperatures you are already using the seat heater, but a lot of people (including myself) forget to use the seat heater when the weather is somewhat milder. Most people find that when using the seat heater they can usually set the cabin temperature a little lower.

Again probably you are already doing both of these but just wanted to mention them anyway.
 

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We are both old geezer conservative drivers, and I like to watch the screen capturing energy downhill and braking, but my wife would rather listen to a story on the road and doesn't pay attention to her driving habits. Still, we both get the last few miles on HV. Only a few miles of the trip is on 55+ roads, while the rest is 40-45 or in town speeds. As such, we are a far cry from 4sallypat's flat SoCal roads - oh the joy of seeing EV 60 on our dash sometime. LOL
Well, my wife is very similar - a total opposite of me - driving the Clarity - she does not use the regen paddles, slams on brakes, climate controls on, seat heaters on, music cranked up, jack rabbit starts, and EV all the way.

She runs the EV all the way down and never switches to HV on freeways.
She enjoys using the carpool (HOV) lane all the time alone as the CA stickers allow - in EV mode!
She complains when she has to buy fuel.

I guess I am more a techy geek that loves to squeeze the maximum out of the battery!

Maybe that's why when I drive the Clarity for a few weeks, my range per charge is 50% more than my wife ???
 

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My 2021 model was getting around 38-40 miles a couple of months ago at temperatures in the high 20s low 30s. Now it is showing 48 miles at mid to high 50s.
 

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Sorry not to get back here sooner.
Yes, I do use the remote climate (it works best at 240V), and occasionally use the seat heater (one red light) for a bit. Because we Mainers tend to dress for the cold, a cold interior is not really a problem unless it is "wicked cold". My wife never uses either climate or seat heater. (I always make sure she gets in bed first to warm the sheets. LOL) Also the interior temp is set for 64°.

A story: Because my car bumper is up against a wall in the garage, it was difficult to access the block heater cable plug which was installed coming out of the grill. Rerouting that cord was impossible without a lift. Instead, I put in an extension cord with the plug just accessible under the hood above the charge door. The other day the service manager told me that part of the extra time it took to service the car was because the mechanic was looking in manuals to find out what to plug into that cord. LOL
Part of the experience of owning a new type of vehicle is teaching the dealer/mechanics how to service it. My Volt owning neighbor said that he had to insist that his dealer not let an old geezer mechanic work on his car. He said that he could hear the mechanic swearing about the Volt, complaining about having to wear the GD GLOVES!, even when changing the oil, saying it was "just another GD gimmicky vehicle from GM". Neighbor said he figured that if the guy hated working on it, he probably wasn't doing a good job. (We both agreed with the mechanic that some suit in an office made that rule, having never worked on the car.)

Once again, thank you to all of you for your good advice and help.
 

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So after 25 months, 26,000 miles of driving the Clarity, I have to say I am quite pleased with the battery and the range I have been getting.

Middle of February and getting 60 miles per charge:
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Wow, that's crazy! I've never even seen anything near 60.6 for EV. The most I've ever seen has been around 48.5 miles for EV. I just purchased the iCAR PRO BLE4.0 to find out if my battery is okay, especially since I've experienced 30-38 mi EV range for over a year now.
 

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Wow, that's crazy! I've never even seen anything near 60.6 for EV. The most I've ever seen has been around 48.5 miles for EV. I just purchased the iCAR PRO BLE4.0 to find out if my battery is okay, especially since I've experienced 30-38 mi EV range for over a year now.
You should see the folks that live in Florida or the warm gulf states - they get 70 miles per charge!

Since we had mild winter our range has been in the 60s - but instead of paying for decreased range in the winters here in Southern California, we have to pay for it during the summers as we turn on the A/C for 6 months out of the year.
 

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Proud to say I got a new personal bests these past couple of days. My 2018 Clarity has 42263 miles
My work commute is around 34 miles each way

First, in HV mode only, I got 66.7 mpg and on the return I killed it at 70.1 mpg
The next day, with a full charge, I drove both ways on electric only (68.4 miles) with 2.4 miles left on the battery, essentially getting 70.8 miles from one charge.
I never thought it would be possible, hearing folks doing 60+ miles seemed impossible for me

Some details.
First, I had great weather, around 75-82 F here in Long Island, NY, I had the climate system off.
I drove very gently, over this weekend, keeping the "needle" below the first bar most times, only during some hills I would touch the second bar, slowing down to 45 sometimes, making sure I gently gain momentum and on the downslope. I drove behind a truck on the way to work, not too close for the drag effect, but his style of driving was similar to mine.

I have to say, my leg got a little tired from trying to be so precise.

Had a huge surprise after recharging tonight, I see Honda is using some algorithm to estimate your next EV range based on the last drive, I got a respectable 65.4 miles


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