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Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid on sale at select New York and California dealerships

21 January 2013

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe1 in all electric mode went on-sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on 15 January 15 with an MSRP of $39,780 and a monthly lease price of $429. (Earlier post.)

The Honda Accord Plug-In is rated by the EPA with a maximum EV Mode driving range of 13 miles and a gasoline fuel-economy rating of 47/46/46 mpg (city/hwy/combined). The 2014 Accord Plug-In earned the highest EPA MPGe rating (115 MPGe) in its class, topping all plug-in-class competitors.

In addition to being Honda’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Accord Plug-In is the first production car in the US to meet the new, more stringent LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard, and will also qualify for single-occupant carpool-lane access in California.

The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid is powered by an all-new Honda Earth Dreams technology two-motor hybrid system utilizing a 124 kW electric motor that also acts like a continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) mated to a 2.0-liter i-VTEC, Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine. Electric-only operation is supported by a 6.7-kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, with regenerative braking provided by an all-new electric-servo braking system.

To maximize driving efficiency, the new two-motor hybrid system allows the Accord Plug-In powertrain to transition seamlessly between all-electric EV Drive, gasoline-electric Hybrid Drive; and direct Engine Drive. Beyond its function as a full-electric vehicle, owners of the Accord Plug-In will be able to choose two additional driving modes to manage battery capacity and tailor the capabilities of the vehicle to their commute.

In its default start-up mode, the Accord Plug-In acts as a pure electric vehicle and will remain in full-electric mode until the battery state of charge necessitates the automatic switch to gas/electric hybrid operation. At higher speeds and engine loads, such as during aggressive acceleration, the gasoline engine kicks in to provide additional power.

There is also a button on the center console that allows the driver to manually select EV mode. In the driver-selectable HV mode, the plug-in Accord acts as a conventional hybrid, blending electric motor gasoline engine power to maximize fuel efficiency while maintaining the battery charge level.

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PHEV Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, .. finally equals some EV selections and leverage for better deals in some states

Volt, Fusion and Accord PHEVs are all about $40,000. There are some tax offsets, but people really have to want these to pay the price. The lease seems like a good deal.

The C-Max PHEV, w/tax offset is below $30,000 and US average new car sold price.

Volt has promised to reduce it's price 'by thousands' while the ~CA/GA Leaf is under $19,000, w/all tax offsets.

AND "The lease seems like a good deal."

Finally hybrid prices are going down - oh - wait - $39,780 ?? - Oh - Umm - Never mind.

At $429 plus non-refundable deposit and termination, the lease seems like a good deal for Honda.

But I am still proud of all parts of hybrids I have paid for that have contributed to this soon-to-come cost reduction.

"But I am still proud of all parts of hybrids I have paid for that have contributed to this soon-to-come cost reduction."

Good to hear.

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