The new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid was recently rated by the EPA at 115 MPG in all electric mode, making it the most fuel-efficient sedan in America. The car went on-sale at select New York and California Honda dealers on January 15 starting from $39,780.
Also 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 Hybrid is powered by an all-new two-motor hybrid system using a powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor that also acts like a continuously variable transmission (e-CVT) mated to a highly fuel-efficient 2.0-liter i-VTEC, 4-cylinder engine.
The electric motor is fueled by a 6.7-kilowatt-hour (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, with high efficiency 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.
The plug-in Accord can be fully charged from a low-charge indication point in less than three hours using the supplied 120-volt charger when plugged into a standard 120-volt household electrical outlet and in less than one hour using a 240-volt charger.
The free HondaLink EV smartphone application will allow owners to remotely monitor the charging state of the Accord Plug-In.