Honda has set a high fuel-efficiency standard in the United States with its outstandingly efficient 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan.
It is the most efficient sedan in America. It surpasses the efficiency of the Chevy Volt, Prius Plug-In Hybrid, all of the other Prius vehicles, and the Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid.
It is the first hybrid to meet the LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard.
To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about, compare it to the Chevy Volt and Prius Plug-In Hybrid:
Ford Fusion Energi Plug-In Hybrid: 100 MPGe. 47 City | 46 Highway | 46 Combined.
Chevy Volt: 98 MPGe.
Prius Plug-In Hybrid: 95 MPGe. 51 City | 49 Highway | 50 Combined.
An Accord is not exactly a small economy car, either — it is a comfortable family car, so this is very impressive.
This hybrid can be fully charged in less than three hours when plugged into a 120-volt power outlet (a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter), or less than one hour using a “Level-2″ 240-volt charger.
This car is equipped with a Honda Earth Dreams technology two-motor hybrid propulsion system consisting of a 124 kW (166 HP) electric motor which acts as a CVT (continuously variable transmission).
It is also equipped with a 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre, i-VTEC, Atkinson-cycle gasoline combustion engine and three driving modes:
All-electric mode, which enables you to silently enter and leave neighbourhoods during late night or early morning hours.
Hybrid gas and electric.
Direct engine drive.
As hybrid cars usually do, this vehicle operates in all-electric mode until the battery’s SOC (state of charge) is low, or unless the driver accelerates aggressively, then the gas engine will start to provide it with the necessary power.
This vehicle just went on sale in California and New York for an MSRP of $39,780.
115 MPGe Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, Most Fuel-Efficient Sedan in America, Now Available at Select New York and California Dealerships
Accord Plug-In first vehicle to qualify for SULEV20 emissions standard
1/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle, rated by the EPA at 115 MPGe1 in all electric mode, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan in America, went on-sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on January 15 with an MSRP of $39,7802 and a monthly lease price of $4293.
Combining hybrid efficiency with a powerful dose of instantaneous electric-motor torque, 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 rating1 (115 MPGe) in its class4, 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 U.S. to meet the new, more stringent LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standard, and will also qualify for single-occupant carpool-lane access in California...