Denver and Honda Finding New Ways to Electrify the City

August 30th, 2017 by

Coloradans are going electric with their personal transportation. More than 10,000 plug-in vehicles have been registered in Colorado and the number goes up every year as the trickle of available models is becoming a stream. Honda is among the manufacturers with new hybrids and electrics.

Denver’s New Electric Initiative

Now the City of Denver is giving plug-in hybrid and electric owners a big boost by promising to install 300 charging stations for electric vehicles. It’s all part of a promise that Denver’s leaders made to carry through on the Paris Climate Agreement’s plan to cut greenhouse gas pollution.

According to a recent Denver Post story, vehicles burning fossil fuels – gasoline and diesel – are the second-biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Shifting to electric and hybrid vehicles could make a big dent in the problem, as well as helping to solve Denver’s persistent ozone pollution problem.

The Future of Honda is Electric

“Electrification is the future,” according to Honda. Our brand’s goal is to have two-thirds of the Hondas sold by 2030 be EVs. Right now, Honda has the Accord Hybrid, and it will soon be joined by the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric.

The Accord Hybrid already gets 47 mpg* on the highway and 49 mpg* in the city. It comes with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies. A new plug-in hybrid Honda Accord is expected next year.

The Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid is coming soon, and the fully electric Clarity in 2018. Both will seat five adults and have Honda Sensing technology standard.

Denver’s new charging stations will make charging the fully electric Clarity a snap with the ability to charge to 80 percent in 30 minutes using DC fast charging. You’ll also be able go with Level 2 charging in three hours at home with a 240-volt outlet, or Level 1 charging from a regular wall outlet in 19 hours.

EV Tax Credit

Along with the certainty that you’ll be able to get where you want to go in an electric or plug-in vehicle, and do it in a much more environmentally friendly way, there’s also a $5,000 state tax credit. Combined with the already-existing federal tax credits, it means a $12,500 savings toward the cost of purchasing a new vehicle.

We call that a win-win-win.

*49 city / 47 highway / 48 combined mpg rating. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.
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