I get a lot of questions about the Clarity, especially in grocery store parking lots when the AVAS is active. When asked what the Clarity is, I say that it's a plug-in hybrid that runs on both gasoline and electricity. The usual response is, "So it's like a Prius, right?" I felt that I needed to come up with a sound-byte to explain the difference so I perused the forums and found that, from the postings, 9 out of 10 Clarity drivers are either engineers or armchair engineers - the conversation was dense and technical. So I decided to think like a third grade teacher and here's the response I now give: "A Prius is a gasoline-powered car with an electric helper motor while a Clarity is an electricity-powered car with a gasoline helper engine."