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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Travels Up to 15 Miles in EV Mode, Recharges in an Hour

In addition to releasing the official specs for the 2013 Honda Accord, Honda also dropped some of the initial details for the 2014 Accord plug-in hybrid. The Accord plug-in hybrid is based on the Touring trim level of Accord Sedan, but gets an aluminum hood, 17-inch forged alloy wheels, a unique front bumper along with enhanced underbody aerodynamic treatments.


The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid is powered by Honda's first two-motor hybrid system that mates a new Earth Dreams 2.0-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, to a 124kW electric motor. The system generates a total 196 horsepower and electric driving is supported by a 6.7 kWh lithium-ion battery.

The two-motor hybrid system has three driving modes: all-electric EV Drive, gasoline-electric Hybrid Drive; and direct Engine Drive. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid can run in an all-electric mode for 10 to 15 miles with a total driving range over 500 miles. It's also expected to be rated over 100 MPG-e.

The Accord Plug-In Hybrid can be fully charged from a low-charge indication point 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. The free HondaLink EV smartphone application will allow owners to easily monitor the charging state of the Accord PHEV.


2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan will feature three exterior color choices, including two standard Accord shades (White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl) plus a model-exclusive Burnished Silver Metallic exterior color choice.

The 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid arrives early next year and a regular Accord hybrid will arrive in the summer of 2013.

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