Honda Accord Plug-in headed to Canada to test market

Starting in the spring of 2013, Honda has said the Accord plug-in hybrid electric vehicle will enter the Canadian market for viability testing. Honda doesn’t specify what Canadian markets it’s destined for, or how many will be offered.

At the International Auto Show in Toronto on Valentine’s Day, Honda unveiled the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid with it’s innovative styling and engineering designed to offer specific solutions to the changing needs of drivers.

“Whether it’s for the track or a daily commute, Honda is a company always challenging ourselves to improve our products,” said Dave Gardner, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada. “The […] Accord Plug-In Hybrid are two more examples of Honda’s drive to provide vehicles that make the lives of our customers better.”

The Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan is the next Accord installment, the award winning model from Honda. Gardner said “This plug-in version will take the all-new, award-winning Accord and add next levels of innovation, engineering and efficiency.”

Powered by Honda’s first 2 motor hybrid system, the Accord PHEV is powered by a 137hp gasoline engine and a 124 kW electric motor. The 6.7kWh lithium-ion battery will give the Accord Plug-in an estimated all electric range of 20-28km. Using the Environment Canada 2 cycle test method, the plug-in hybrid is expected to achieve a fuel economy rating of 1.6 litre equivelant per 100 km which would make it the best in class for any plug-in hybrid vehicle currently available in Canada.

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Alan Moeller

By Alan Moeller

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