Two Motors, Three Ways to Drive
How did we make a car with hybrid efficiency and Accord performance? Our unique continuously variable transmission allows the Accord Plug-In's powertrain to shift seamlessly among three driving modes, utilizing power from the i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor.
An all-electric drive. EV Drive is active when you start from a stop, when you're doing light cruising and acceleration, and when you're braking. Starting from a stop taxes your fuel supply, so we kept your starts 100% electric.
Electric and gas working together. Hybrid Drive is generally active when you're accelerating and changing speeds regularly. The electric motor gets you going, and the gas engine gives you the burst you need on the road.
Gas-powered cruising. A cruising vehicle's gas engine consumes a lot less fuel than it does when starting or accelerating. That's why highway mpg is generally higher than city mpg. So when you cruise, your gas engine cruises efficiently.