Put that in your pipe Prius PHEV! Since the time we talk about Toyota, Honda has topped the pole.
Especially that to achieve this, Honda has had to revise its hybrid technology to allow the electric take any place, relegating the displacement second. So far, the hybrid Honda added muscle power to the thermal power, without the possibility of overseas spend displacement.
Under the hood, so a lithium ion 6-kilowatt-hour electric motor connected to a relatively powerful 120 kW. The all-new Honda Hybrid can travel 20 to 25 kilometers in all-electric mode at a speed of 105 km / h, before using the gasoline engine.
Interestingly, Honda promises a maximum load of four hours to refuel electron, or half past one through a charger at 240 volts (the Quebec government finance up to $ 1000, notice to interested parties).
Thermal side, a four-cylinder 2-liter Atkinson-cycle ensures prolong the lifetime of the animal, which goes through a CVT electric drive to do his job.
The new Accord Plug-in is currently on the assembly line. Expect to see the first copies in Canada within 12 to 18 months, with a retail price that is expected to exceed 40,000 dollars. Its competitors? The Ford Fusion Energi, among others, and the Chevrolet Volt ... obviously.