Responsive, smooth, efficient. These are three of the benefits you’ll discover in the all-new CR-V Hybrid. Its intelligent, highly advanced hybrid powertrain provides a seamless and engaging driving experience on any journey.
Startin Honda’s Hybrid you can feel
Through advanced technology, the world’s most popular SUV delivers sporty performance and low emissions.
Another milestone for the Honda CR-V
i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) technology delivers exceptional performance alongside outstanding efficiency. Its aerodynamic lines, created around a totally new chassis, make this 5th generation CR-V a real driver’s SUV. Once inside you’ll enjoy a luxurious, sophisticated interior displaying the latest in driver aids and infotainment alongside the comfort, space and versatility that CR-V is famous for.
STARTIN HONDA HYBRID FAQS
What is hybrid technology and how does it work?
Well, that’s quite a lot to take in all at once, so we’ll try and break it down into smaller sections – questions you may well ask – to give you a better idea how Honda Hybrid technology works.
What happens when I start the car?
When the vehicle starts, the petrol engine turns the electric motor, which at this point acts as a generator. It converts energy from the engine into electricity and stores it in the battery.
How and when does the car only use electric power?
For initial acceleration and slow-speed driving, as well as reverse, the electric motor uses electricity from the battery to power the vehicle. (You can creep away from your house early in the morning without waking the neighbours). If the battery needs to be recharged the engine will start up and the generator will convert energy from the engine into electricity again, storing it in the battery.
How does the petrol engine charge the battery?
The petrol engine is at its most efficient at cruising speeds and really comes into its own at this point; it powers the vehicle while providing power to charge the battery for later use.
Do I need to plug it in?
There’s no need for you to charge a Honda Hybrid. It uses excess energy from the petrol engine and from regenerative braking to keep a constant state of charge going – as long as the engine is running, it’s making electricity and storing it in the battery.
What happens when I need to overtake quickly?
For quick acceleration or when additional power is needed, the petrol engine and electric motor are both used to propel the vehicle. When the accelerator pedal is pressed the car draws on additional power from the battery to power the electric motor for that extra oomph!
What is regenerative braking?
Regenerative braking converts otherwise wasted energy from braking into electricity and stores it in the battery. In this type braking, the electric motor is reversed so that instead of using electricity to turn the wheels, the rotating wheels turn the motor to create electricity.