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

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.

Comments

kelly

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

SJC

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.

kelly

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."

ToppaTom

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.

kelly

"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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