Honda Says it Has Highest Mileage Plug-in Hybrid Ever at LA Auto Show

Amer­i­can Hon­da Motor Co. held a media event dur­ing LA Auto Show with big news on its top-sell­ing Hon­da Accord sedan. For 2014, one of the ver­sions will be the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, which is esti­mat­ed to get 115 miles per gal­lon equiv­a­lent with an esti­mat­ed 49 city, 45 high­way, and 47 com­bined fuel econ­o­my and a stick­er price for $39,780. Hon­da said it will be the high­est fuel econ­o­my of any plug-in vehi­cle.

Like oth­er plug-in hybrids, includ­ing the Ford C-Max Ener­gi and Toy­ota Prius Plug-in Hybrid, its bat­tery only capac­i­ty is lim­it­ed. The Accord will go about 13 miles before it kicks over to the gaso­line-pow­ered engine but the MPGe takes all that into account with an esti­mate based on typ­i­cal dri­ving con­di­tions, sim­i­lar to the C-Max Ener­gi, Prius Plug-in Hybrid, and Chevro­let Volt were rat­ed. The Hon­da Accord Plug-In Hybrid is set to go on sale on Jan. 15, 2013, start­ing in Cal­i­for­nia and New York.

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