Facts about Honda Accord Plug-in Car. The Honda Accord Plug-in vehicle is a chain of automobiles produced by the leading Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda Motors. The Honda Accord Plug-in car has been available in the market since 1976.
The production edition of the Honda Accord Plug-in version was introduced at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2012. The plug-in version of Honda Accord went on sale in January 2013 in the United States, with a limited availability in New York and California. Up to December 2013, a total of 526 Honda Accord Plug-ins were sold. The Honda Accord plug-in version was introduced in June 2013 in Japan and it was available only for leasing, chiefly to government agencies, and corporations. Up to December 2013, the Honda Accord plug-in model from Honda ranks as the third highest selling plug-in vehicle in the automobile market in Japan.
Honda revealed the platform for a medium-size plug-in electric automobile at the Auto Show in Los Angeles in 2010. This platform showcased the next-generation double-motor hybrid system of Honda that constantly moves through three dissimilar modes, such as gasoline-electric, all-electric, and an engine direct-drive mode, to make the most of the driving efficiency.
The Honda Accord Plug-in model also employs regenerative braking for its battery charging. The Honda Accord Plug-in employs a 120 kW electric motor and a 6 kWh lithium-ion battery in the all-electric mode. This drive mode makes the Honda Accord plug-in vehicle move to a maximum distance, ranging from 16 km to 24 km (10 miles to 15 miles) in the city, with a top speed of 100 kmph (62 mph). The battery will take 2 hours to 2.5 hours to complete the full charging process and it uses a 120-volt channel and 1 to 1.5 hours by making use of a 240-volt channel.
Honda declared at the International Auto Show in North America in Detroit in 2012 that first United States application of both a double-motor plug-in system and a 2.4-liter direct-injected engine to be employed on the 2013 Accord Plug-in model, which is the ninth generation Accord vehicle from Honda, with the sales planned for the last part of 2012 or the first part of 2013. Manufacture of the vehicle, the Accord Plug-in commenced on the 21st of December 2012.
Honda declared in September 2012 that the 2014 Accord Plug-in model sedan will be constructed in Sayama, Japan. The automaker also mentioned that the plug-in vehicle will be available in a solitary, highly prepared trim level derived from the standard features of the Honda Accord Touring. The 2014 model year Honda Accord Plug-in vehicle is planned for release for sale during early 2013, and it will act as the foundation for the traditional hybrid edition of the Accord Sedan that will be sold by the middle part of 2013.
The manufacture model will be equipped with a 6.7 kWh lithium-ion battery set to provide the required power to a 124 kW electric motor. The Honda Accord Plug-in is coupled with mated with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, Earth Dreams i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle petrol engine to offer the power of 137 HP (102 kW) @ 6200 RPM, accounting a total power of 196 HP (146 kW).
The current Honda Accord Plug-in model vehicle is the first automobile in the United States to meet the new emission values set as LEV3/SULEV20, and it will get solitary-occupant carpool admission in California.
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