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New Honda Accord Hybrid Plug-In Sedan Features Electric-Only Driving Mode

Honda will launch the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan in the market in the beginning of 2013. The new launch is a combination of hybrid efficiency and desirable features typical of the updated Accord platform.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Sedan

The PHEV sedan offers excellent cabin space, features finest technology and possesses the capability to operate in an all-electric mode over a distance of 10 to 15 mi.

The 2014 Accord PHEV sedan incorporates one amongst the four power trains characteristic of the all-new Accord platform. The Accord PHEV will set the premise for the traditional hybrid adaptation of the Accord Sedan which is set to be launched in the summer of 2013. The 2014 PHEV features the 4-cylinder, 2-liter, i-VTEC engine, the Earth Dreams which is characterized by 137 HP and electric motor of 124 kW power. A lithium-ion battery of 6.7 kwh power facilitates driving in electric mode. The total output of the system is 196 HP. Driving efficiency is optimized by the integration of a two-motor hybrid design which facilitates the power train of the vehicle to effortlessly transition between direct engine mode, gasoline-hybrid mode and all electric mode. The Accord PHEV is expected to provide a mileage greater than 100 MPG-e. The vehicle is also expected to be certified with an Enhanced AT-PZEV rating by the California Air Resources Board.

The 2014 Accord PHEV operates in an ell-electric mode during start-up and continues in that mode until battery capacity is sufficient. The car automatically shifts to hybrid or direct engine mode when battery capacity falls. A remarkable aspect of the Accord PHEV sedan is that it takes only one hour to charge fully using a level-2, 240-volts charger and three hours when using a conventional 120-Vcharger.


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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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