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Honda's two-motor Accord Plug-In Hybrid is now on sale at select New York and Californian Honda dealers.
Choice in the plug-in hybrid market is growing all the time, and the Accord offers buyers an alternative to the Ford Fusion Energi--not to mention more established plug-ins like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Plug-In.
The 115 MPGe electric, 46 MPG hybrid sedan is Honda's most advanced hybrid yet.
Rather than using the firm's simpler Integrated Motor Assist mild-hybrid system, the Accord Plug-In is a full, two-motor hybrid, allowing all-electric travel. You'll get up to 13 miles on electricity alone, and good gas mileage thereafter--47 mpg city and 46 highway, going towards that 46 mpg combined.
It's also the first car to attain tough LEV3/SULEV20 emissions standards, making it one of the cleanest vehicles on the roads--and able to qualify for single-occupant access in California's carpool lanes.
Honda says a full charge of its 6.7 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery takes less than three hours, on a standard 120-volt circuit. At 240 volts, it'll recharge in less than an hour.
THe 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid starts at $39,780 plus a $790 destination charge and other fees. You can also lease Honda's plug-in, at $429 per month over 36 months, with $2,499 due at signing, plus fees.
So with more plug-ins on the market than ever before, which would you choose?