Getting Charged Up About The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

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LED headlights are just one of the many eco-friendly features of the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in.

Though it will be available in multiple colors, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is going green. Of all the Honda models being released this year, it is perhaps the most anticipated. The excitement surrounding the electric hybrid comes from the fact that it will be the first Accord to take an eco-friendly approach.

Everything from the Bio Fabric upholstery to the LED headlights will ensure that the Accord will maintain Honda’s reputation as a leader in environmental protection. The 2.0L 4-cylinder Earth Dreams engine, which maximizes fuel combustion, is also a new addition. The engine has a horsepower of 141, which is much lower than the 2013 model, but the deficiency is compensated for in the torque. The Earth Dreams engine has a regulator specifically for maximizing torque efficiency.

As with most hybrids, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid offers three separate driving modes: fuel only, electric only and hybrid. In the electric-only mode, it is possible to drive up to ten miles without using a drop of gas.

Now. The part all hybrid-enthusiasts love to hear. You’re going to want to brace yourself. The Plug-In has a fuel-economy rating estimated at 47 mpg highway, 46 mpg city for a combination of 47 mpg. That combination beats out the comparable Chevy Volt by ten miles. The Accord Plug-In also trumps the Volt in miles per gallon equivalent by 17 miles [1].

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Depending on the voltage, the 2014 Honda Accord can be fully charged in an hour.

While most people feel that charging an electric car would be a hassle, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in is quite the opposite. Depending on the charger voltage, the car can be fully charged within one to three hours [2].

Another new feature being introduced in the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In is the key fob. This makes accessing and utilizing the Accord Plug-In much easier for the user. The hybrid can sense when the key is in close range and allows the car to be locked, unlocked and started without ever taking the keys out of your pocket.

It is clear to see why the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid is one of the most anticipated new models from Honda. Currently, the only 2014 model that has been released is the 2014 Honda Odyssey. Rumors are that the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will be released before the end of the year. Until then you can contact us at Benson Honda in San Antonio to find out more about the price. We will keep you updated on the release or whenever more information is available.

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[1] Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

[2] Charging time is measured from initial illumination of the low state-of-charge indicator, not from full depletion. Honda recommends the use of a dedicated 120-volt GFCI outlet tested for use by an electrician.

 

 

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