The Honda Insight boasts innovative features that work together and make its hybrid engine power this unique Honda. The hybrid engine is efficiently controlled with its E-CVT transmission to deliver excellent fuel economy ratings. How does all this technology work and what does it do inside this revolutionary Honda Insight? Read with us at Alberta Honda as we go over the hybrid engine technology of the 2020 Honda Insight Hybrid.
How the Honda Insight Hybrid Engine Works
Its 1.5-litre, 16-valve, Atkinson cycle DOHC, i-VTEC 4-cylinder features gas power teaming up with its electric motor to deliver top-of-the-line hybrid functionality. This hybrid power allows you to get whatever you want out of the engine, thanks to its Sport, EV and ECON modes. Sport mode helps improve the Insight’s handling, while EV switches over for a full electric drive, and ECON enhances fuel efficiency by only using fuel when needed. Engine horsepower gets to 107, electric horsepower at 129, combining for 151 of total power. Torque is 99 lb-ft for the engine and 197 lb-ft for the electric motors. The Electric-Continuously Variable (E-CVT) transmission is the connecting piece between the gas engine and the electric motors, creating a beneficial relationship that provides efficient power and economical power/fuel use.
How Does Hybrid Technology Affect Fuel Economy?
The Honda Insight Hybrid has unmatched prowess on highways and roads less-travelled, providing excellent fuel economy among both the Honda lineup and vehicles across its segment. Its hybrid powertrain has been specifically designed to improve fuel efficiency and assuage your own environmental concerns. This is represented in its fantastic specifications, with the E-CVT helping to get fuel economy of 4.6L/100 km in the city, 5.3L/100 km on the highway and 4.9L/100 km combined, for both the Hybrid and Hybrid Touring trims. You can be sure that driving hybrid will make your gas station trips further and few between, in this incredibly efficient insight into the future of Honda automobiles.
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