Also announced was pricing just north of $39,000, and it will be available Jan. 15, 2013 onward in California and New York.
Recharge time for the Accord’s 6.7-kilowatt-hour (kwh) lithium-ion battery is three hours from a 120-volt outlet, and less than one hour at 240 volts.
The new 115 MPGe rating for the Accord PHEV might put Ford in something of a tight spot in light of its statements that the 2013 Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid is “the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in America” with a claimed 100-plus MPGe.
Some wiggle room for this statement could be in whether Ford considered the Accord a “midsize” car. According to the EPA, the 2012 model year Accord was called a “large” car, but for 2013 it is classified as midsize. Assuming the 2014 is as well, Ford’s statement would appear incorrect as a Honda spokesperson suggested to us this week in Los Angeles.