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.