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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Can Travel Up to 15 Miles in Electric Mode

Posted By Marc Carter On September 5, 2012 @ 12:40 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

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Honda [1] is releasing an all-new, ninth-generation Accord for the 2013 model year, but what we’re most excited about is the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid that arrives early next year. The 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid brings a hybrid powertrain back to the Accord lineup and is the first Honda plug-in hybrid [2] to hit the market.

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Based on the new Accord sedan, the Accord plug-in hybrid is powered by Honda’s new two-motor hybrid system. It combines a new Earth Dreams 2.0L 137 horsepower 4-cylinder engine with a 124-kilowatt electric motor [3] and a lithium-ion battery. The system generates a total of 196 horsepower.

To maximize driving efficiency [4], the two-motor hybrid system allows the Accord PHEV powertrain to move seamlessly between all-electric EV Drive, gasoline-electric Hybrid Drive; and direct Engine Drive. Fuel efficiency for the 2014 Honda [5] Accord Plug-in Hybrid is expected to exceed 100 MPG-e and it has the ability to drive in all-electric mode for 10-15 miles with a total driving range of over 500 miles.

The plug-in Accord can be fully charged in less than three hours using a standard 120-volt household electrical outlet, and in less than one hour using a 240-volt “Level-2″ charger. Honda has also announced that the Accord Plug-in Hybrid will also serve as the basis for a conventional hybrid [6] version of the Accord Sedan, which will join the Honda Accord [7] lineup in the summer of 2013.

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[1] Honda: http://www.honda.com

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[3] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[4] driving efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=driving+efficiency

[5] Honda: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=honda

[6] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+car

[7] Honda Accord: http://www.thetorquereport.com/2012/09/2013_honda_accord_gets_up_to_3.html

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