Honda Hybrids Earn a NYS HOV Clean Pass

Nowadays it seems that more and more reasons to move toward energy-efficient vehicles, and one of those reasons is to earn the state's HOV Green Pass. Here at Nardy Honda Smithtown, we carry a few hybrid vehicles that have already qualified for that list. They include:

Why choose a Honda Hybrid Vehicle?

The New York State Clean Vehicle Pass is a multi-agency program that allows vehicles of a certain level of efficiency and low-emission to use the Long Island Expressway High Occupancy Vehicle lanes during the peak travel hours of 6am-10am, and the hours of 3pm-8pm. For those of us who live and travel in such congested areas, an easier commute is without a doubt a great incentive to move towards a more energy efficient ride.

Now, we at Nardy Honda Smithtown are well aware of the fantastic efficiency of these vehicles, and we can't wait for you to get behind the wheel and discover their Honda driving experience for yourself. So, visit our Smithtown dealership and take a test drive today. We proudly serve the current and soon-to-be Honda drivers of Smithtown, as well as those drivers of Commack, Port Jefferson, Centereach, Ronkonkoma, and Kings Park. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly either by email or over the phone for more information.

Hybrid Vehicle Introduction

Our team at Nardy Honda Smithtown outlines the differences in design, sustainable output and functionality for a complete understanding of hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), providing in-depth analysis through for a behind-the-scenes look at how things work.

What does HEV mean?

A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a type of hybrid vehicle that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system (hybrid vehicle drivetrain). The presence of the electric powertrain is intended to achieve either better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle or better performance. There is a variety of HEV types, and the degree to which each functions as an electric vehicle (EV) also varies. The most common form of HEV is the hybrid electric car, although hybrid electric trucks (pickups and tractors) and buses also exist.

Modern HEVs make use of efficiency-improving technologies such as regenerative brakes which convert the vehicle's kinetic energy to electric energy, which is stored in a battery or supercapacitor. Some varieties of HEV use their internal combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge their batteries or to directly power the electric drive motors; this combination is known as a motor-generator. Many HEVs reduce idle emissions by shutting down the ICE at idle and restarting it when needed; this is known as a start-stop system. A hybrid-electric produces less emissions from its ICE than a comparably sized gasoline car, since an HEV's gasoline engine is usually smaller than a comparably sized, pure gasoline-burning, vehicle and if not used to directly drive the car, can be geared to run at maximum efficiency, further improving fuel economy. (Natural gas and propane fuels produce fewer emissions.)

What does PHEV mean?

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle whose battery can be recharged by plugging it into an external source of Electric power, as well by its on-board engine and generator. Similarly to all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids displace emissions from the car tailpipe to the generators powering the electricity grid. These generators may be renewable, or may have lower emissions than an internal combustion engine. Charging the battery from the grid can cost less than using the on-board engine, helping to reduce operating cost.

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