3 Ways to Drive
To help maximize efficiency on the road, the Accord Plug-In seamlessly shifts between three distinct drive modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive. EV Drive is 100% electric, and generally is used during braking and when starting from a stop. Hybrid Drive uses the fuel engine and electric motor to provide extra zip during acceleration, and once your Accord Plug-In is cruising with highway efficiency, Engine Drive takes over.
Earth Dreams Engine
Thanks to the brilliant engineers at Honda, driving the Accord Plug-In feels a lot more like driving an Accord than it does a hybrid electric. There's a 141-hp 2.0-liter, 16-valve i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine and a 55-hp lithium-ion battery pack. They're all channeled through an electronic continuously variable transmission for a combination of efficiency and performance like never before.
How about an all-electric commute? When your Accord Plug-In is in EV mode, you not only have a staggeringly efficient vehicle (rated at 115 MPGe combined), but you can also drive up to 10 miles without using a drop of gas. And when you do use gasoline, the Accord Plug-In remains efficient with an impressive 46-mpg highway rating. Charge 'er up and fill 'er up, and you should find a total driving range in excess of 500 miles.
 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.
Efficiency happens everywhere on the Accord Plug-In—not just under the hood. The body was designed with the utmost attention to aerodynamics. The decklid spoiler and the alloy wheels with aero covers are a few of the countless design touches that make the Accord Plug-In lighter, more aerodynamic and, accordingly, more fuel-efficient.
MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
Upgrade the suspension, upgrade the performance. The MacPherson strut front suspension helps the Accord Plug-In stay connected to the road, so you can corner with greater confidence. The MacPherson strut's compact design also helps reduce road noise and vibration.
Electronically Activated Braking System
The Plug-In's electrical braking system is designed to maximize both regenerative braking and fuel efficiency.
Drive-by-Wire Throttle System
The Drive-by-Wire throttle system helps enhance the driving character of the Accord Plug-In. With smart electronics connecting the throttle pedal to the throttle butterfly valve in the intake manifold, the engine response can be optimized to suit the driving conditions and to better match the driver's expectations.
Grade Logic Control
The Grade Logic Control system differs from other computer-controlled shift programming because it can detect driving situations and then set appropriate shift points for the car. It helps your Accord Plug-In avoid gear hunting on climbs and descents, and it downshifts for added engine braking when needed.
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension
The independent multi-link rear suspension provides high lateral rigidity for improved handling.