2014 Honda Accord PHEV Driven

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2014 Honda Accord Driven

Aug 02, 2013

There’s a little unsettling about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid in all-electric mode. the push-button start, and the dash up and tells you the car is ready to go. But if you’re for the reassuring grumble of an engine over, you’re going to be a long time.

This is riding the wave of the future, and it’s going, you don’t (as many) gas pumps.

Is fifteen miles of range


By adopting a sedate driving and sticking to city streets, the Accord PHEV can make the of its regenerative braking capability, fairly easy to drive ten or miles without engaging the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with the electric motor, net output is 141 hp). Still, we out a full 15 miles of battery-powered just once during our with the Accord.

Driving at speeds and using climate will significantly decrease driving range. And forget full-throttle acceleration. The Accord can travel in electric mode at of up to 80 mph, but anything other light acceleration will the gasoline engine kick in to a hand.

For our purposes, the Accord PHEV perfect. Our short commute on streets with a 240-volt port at the end of it makes us the ideal for a plug-in hybrid. The car charges in an hour with a 240-volt and three hours with a outlet, so by lunchtime the Accord is up and ready to go. (The speed of charging is the real differentiator in hybrids and EVs, we’ve Plug it in again after for the drive home, and we’ve 24 hours and almost as many without a drop of gasoline.

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Plug-in means flexibility

We plug-in hybrids because the engine offers flexibility for who sometimes need more than a fully electric car offer, just as in our weekend to darkest Indiana. Yet the Accord is by no means a family road car, as we discovered. Why? Two trunk space.

Because of the big battery pack, hardly room for a couple of bags back there, so about packing a volleyball net or a few of groceries. If you’re traveling in the PHEV, you’ll be traveling

The 2014 Honda Accord is good at what it does. It truly impressive gas mileage, well in the city and on the highway, and up for its short battery life a very quick recharging Passengers found the ride and were impressed by the car’s technology, like a blind-spot that turns on when the turn signal is engaged.

The Accord PHEV suffers slightly dorky Look, an EV! styling — those wheels may help fuel but they’re not going to help you get a — but its crimes of fashion egregious.

Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars
Honda Accord Electric Cars

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