2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan unveiled, has total driving range of over 500 miles

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan has been unveiled and will join the model lineup in early 2013 and will also be followed up by a conventional hybrid version in the summer of 2013.

Based on the new Honda Accord sedan, the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid has the ability to run on all-electric mode for up to 10 to 15 miles with a total driving range of over 500 miles. Honda said that it expects the plug-in hybrid version of the Accord to average more than 100 MPGe and is also expects it to receive an Enhanced AT-PZEV rating from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

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Power for the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid comes from a Earth Dreams (we know it’s corny) i-VTEC 2.0 liter 4-cylinder Atkinson-gasoline engine mated to a two-motor hybrid drive system. While the engine makes a maximum 137-hp, the hybrid system features a 124 kW electric-motor powered by a 6.7 kWh Li-ion battery pack. Together, the system produces a total output of 196-hp.

Charging the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid takes less than three hours using a standard 120-volt household electrical outlet, and in less than one hour using a 240-volt  charger. Of course, like most EVs, the plug-in Accord comes with a free HondaLink EV smartphone application that allows owners to easily monitor the charging state.

Based on the Honda Accord Touring the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid comes standard with a bunch of equipment (check out the list after the jump), two standard Accord shades (White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl) plus a model-exclusive Burnished Silver Metallic exterior color choice, weight-saving aluminum hood, 17-inch forged alloy wheels, a unique front bumper along with enhanced underbody aerodynamic treatments.

Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Standard Features:

  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • USB/iPod® connectivity
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Pandora® internet radio compatibility
  • Smart Start and Smart Entry
  • Honda LaneWatch™
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with Voice Recognition2
  • Multi-view rearview camera
  • HondaLink™ EV telematics system
  • Heated front seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Driver’s 10-way power seat with 2-position memory
  • HomeLink®
  • Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID)
  • Audio with touchscreen interface
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Bio-Fabric seating surfaces
  • Expanded-view driver’s mirror
  • LED mirror-mounted turn signals
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • LED headlights
  • Fog lights
  • Chrome-plated door handles
  • Decklid spoiler

– By: Omar Rana