Charging Honda Clarity

Everything Honda Clarity drivers need to know about charging an electric vehicle

In 2017 Honda introduced the Honda Clarity Electric BEV and the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV), expanding the Clarity line. The Honda Clarity Electric is currently available only in California and Oregon on a three-year lease. However, the Clarity PHEV is available in all 50 states and is one of few a PHEV’s to qualify for the full $7,500 federal EV tax credit, due to its industry-leading 47-mile all-electric range.

Honda Clarity EV charging and range

The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric has a 25.5 kWh battery with an approximate range of 89 miles (143 km). The 2017 Clarity Electric Plug-In Hybrid has a 17kWh battery providing an all-electric range of 47 miles (76 km), at which point the hybrid drivetrain begins to work in tandem with the gas generator for a total hybrid range of 340 miles (550 km).

For the US market, the Clarity Electric and Plug-In Hybrid are equipped with SAE J1772-2009 (Type 1) receptacle for 120-240 V Level 1 and 2 AC charging. Charging Rates for the Honda Clarity are listed in the chart below:

Model Year

2017 BEV
2017 PHEV

Max Charge Rate

7.2 kW
7.2 kW

Battery Size

25 kWh
17 kWh

Charge Time on Level 1

20 Hours
14 hrs
Charge Time with JuiceBox
3.5 Hours
2.3 Hours


~90 Miles
~47 Miles

Level 3 DC fast charging: CCS

The Honda Clarity Electric has a DC fast charge option, and charges at a rate of up to 55 kW. The Clarity Electric uses the SAE Combined Charging Connector (CCS) for level 3 DC fast charge. The DC Fast Charging enables your Honda Clarity Electric to charge to about 80% capacity in 30 minutes, adding around 70 miles. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid model doesn't come with a DC fast charging option.

Also, the Clarity PHEV that was released in Japan in 2018 used a CHAdeMO DC fast charging connector, similarly providing an 80% battery charge in roughly 30 minutes.

Honda Clarity EV Charging Stations

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JuiceBox benefits for Honda Clarity drivers

High power charging:

The JuiceBox 40 (10kW) provides the power you need to quickly charge your Honda Clarity now and to future proof your EV driving life.

Standard 240V outlet:

Honda Clarity and all other EV drivers can easily use the same charger outlet.

Reduce power, if you need to protect your electrical circuit:

With JuiceBox you can de-rate the power for charging and avoid safety or circuit breaker issues. You can also share EV loads across multiple JuiceNet-enabled stations to avoid blowing-out your circuit.

Charge using more renewable energy:

Charge using more renewable energy: With JuiceNet Green, all U.S. Honda Clarity drivers can optimize charging for renewables are high and electricity costs are low.

Honda Clarity driver JuiceBox reviews

Easy install and setup. Very happy
Purchased to charge my Honda Clarity Plug In. Setup was easy (other than running the 50A 240v NEMA 14-50 connector to the garage!). WiFi setup worked the first time. I am happy with the remote app. Charges the Hybrid at 7.2KW (fills the 17KWH battery in just a little over 2 hours, faster than our Level 2 at work). The charging cable is a little heavy, but since it's maximum output is 10KW, I expect there is a reason for that. I'd buy it again.
March 15, 2019