2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan – The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan features one of four efficient new powertrains for the all-new Accord. The Accord Plug-in Hybrid will also serve as the basis for a conventional hybrid version of the Accord sedan, Honda Accord lineup includes the summer of 2013.
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan is powered by Honda’s first two-motor hybrid system, and uses a new earth DreamsTM 2.0-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, along with a powerful 124-kilowatt electric motor. Electric drive is supported by a 6.7 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, and the total system output is 196 horsepower.
Drive to increase efficiency, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan uniquely designed two-motor hybrid system the Accord PHEV engine to move seamlessly between all-electric EV Drive, gasoline-electric hybrid, and direct Motor Drive. Fuel economy for the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is expected to exceed 100 MPG-e, and it is also expected to receive an enhanced at-PZEV rating from the California Air Resources Board.
The Earth Dreams technology used on the Accord PHEV includes an i-VTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson-cycle gasoline engine, along with a two-motor hybrid system. The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan system has a 124 kW electric motor powered by a 6.7-kWh Li-ion battery pack. The petrol engine produces a maximum 137 horsepower at 6200 rpm. In conjunction with the two-motor hybrid drive system, the total power output peaks at 196 hp, which is more than the Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Chevrolet Volt and projected return of the Ford Fusion Energy plug-in hybrid. The EarthDreams engine horsepower alone exceeded the total gas-electric output of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid.
Although not finalized at press time, estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2014 Accord PHEV is expected to 100 MPG-e to exceed in full-electric mode, a 10 – to 15-mile EV driving range and a calculated1 total driving range over 500 miles. When in gasoline-only mode, it is expected that one of the top EPA fuel economy ratings among mid-size sedan to return, and is expected to also have a Enhanced AT-PZEV rating to earn the California Air Resources Board.
The two-motor hybrid system in the 22 014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan, the power of petrol engine directly flow to the front wheels, power generator to provide electric propulsion or even charge the battery pack. The Accord PHEV hybrid system moves effortlessly and automatically through its three engine State performance, increase efficiency and range.
A low-cost indicator point, recharge time for the Li-ion battery pack when plugged into a standard 120-volt wall is less than three hours, one of the fastest in Accord PHEV’s class. When plugged into a level two, 240-volt act recharge time is less than an hour – the fastest in the class. This is about half of the required charge time of the Prius Plug-In Hybrid. The battery pack is mounted above the rear suspension, which helps maintain interior and trunk space and provides protection for the battery pack in a collision.
Based on the Tour trim level of standard Accord Sedan, the 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 Accord PHEV will be a weight saving aluminum hood, 17-inch forged alloy wheels, a unique front bumper with improved bottom aerodynamic treatments.