2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Heading North

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan is heading to Canada in the spring of 2013 for market viability testing.

Honda stated during the announcement that the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Sedan will provide the athleticism and craftsmanship of the all-new Accord, charged with a remarkable dose of hybrid efficiency and electric torque.

“The Accord sets the standard for all family sedans and our 2014 model is no different,” said Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. “This plug-in version will take the all-new, award-winning Accord and add next levels of innovation, engineering and efficiency.”

The 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid is powered by Honda’s first two-motor hybrid system and uses Honda’s new Earth Dreams 2.0 litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, teamed with a 124-kilowatt electric motor.

Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery, and total system output is 196 horsepower.

The 2014 Accord PHEV allows the driver to choose two additional driving modes to manage battery capacity and tailor the capabilities of the plug-in Accord to individual driving needs.

Aimed at the energy-conscious consumer, Honda said the 2014 Accord PHEV will provide premium technology, exceptional cabin space and the ability to run in an all-electric mode for up to 28 kilometers (17.4 miles).

Based on Environment Canada approved 2 cycle test method, the Accord Plug-in hybrid is expected to achieve a fuel economy rating of 1.6 liter equivalent per 100 km (115 MPGe in the U.S.).

This is anticipated to be the best in class for any plug-in hybrid vehicle.