I have a '21 PHEV Touring, and have not had the described issue. I learned to actively manage the PHEV system by driving a '11 Volt for ten years, which behaves similarly.I have read numerous posts about power loss going up hills while driving the Clarity. Most of the discussions mention model years 2018 and 2019.
Has anyone with a 2021 PHEV model experienced this problem? I just purchased a 2021 model and wonder if I need to either learn how to adjust the power modes (HV, HV+, EV) to prepare for ascents, or whether Honda fixed the issue with later models.
I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts and feedback. Thank you!
I always use HV at ~50% SOC, when in high power situations like freeway and hilly terrain driving, to give plenty of margin for surge needs. When I forget to set it to HV, I use HV+ to get it back to 50% SOC.
This appears to be what the HV and HV+ modes are intended for on the Clarity PHEV. In fact, on the Volt, the similar setting is called "Mountain Mode".