Keeping up with the ever-increasing demand to meet lower emission standards for modern-day driving requirements is so important today – and for tomorrow’s environmentally-conscious world.
New regulations have already affected the cost of driving and they will continue to do so in future. The time for hybrid power is now, and hybrids will become even more popular as time goes on, because they cars deliver higher fuel efficiency with lower CO2 emissions compared with traditional petrol-powered vehicles. Quite simply, hybrids are here to stay.
The Honda i-MMD hybrid powertrain delivers a strong immediate response through two electric motors; it’s an exhilarating drive. But it’s not all about electronic torque, because our hybrid vehicles give you the best of both worlds. This type of intelligent drive technology will automatically switch seamlessly between electric power at lower speeds and petrol-power at higher cruising speeds, when it’s most efficient to do so. You don’t have to do a thing.
How Hybrid Drive works
In Hybrid Drive, the petrol engine supplies power to the electric generator motor, which in turn delivers power to the electric propulsion motor, so that any excess power from the petrol engine is diverted back through the generator motor to recharge the batteries.
Smooth and quiet
The experience of driving a Honda hybrid is unique, there’s nothing quite like the calm and serene feeling of gently pulling away in the electric mode. Then, when the petrol engine comes to life, the transition is so quiet and smooth, you’ll wonder if the engine has actually started.
No need to plug in
The great thing about the hybrid is that you don’t need to look for a charging station, or have a special plug socket installed at home. The engine will continually charge the battery while it’s running – all you have to do is fill up with petrol as you normally would. It really is that simple. We imagine you’ll be filling up a lot less as well.
A hybrid will cut your fuel bills, saving you money. Using less fuel also means low emissions – much better for your wallet and the environment.
Peace of mind
You’ll have no worries for a decade, or over a distance of 62,000 miles – whichever comes first – because the Honda i-MMD battery is totally covered by an extensive and comprehensive warranty; we’ll be with you all the way.
Honda Hybrid Drive modes in action
In most urban driving situations, the vehicle will move between Hybrid Drive and Electric Drive for optimum efficiency.