Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    11:15 PM

GasBuddy News Article

40
votes
115 MPGe 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Now Available in CA and NY

Hybridcars.com -- Pete Brissette January 21, 2013

Residents of California and New York state, or any one willing to go to either state, can now purchase the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, a car that the company says is “the most fuel-efficient sedan in America.”

As of January 15 the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) went on sale at select Honda dealers, with a base price of $39,780.

With an EPA rating of 115 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the Accord PHEV currently holds the MPGe lead among mid-size sedans, with Ford’s Fusion Energi PHEV rated next highest at 100 MPGe.

In addition to being Honda’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the


Read the Full Article

Submitted Jan 22, 2013 By: Joeski1
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: 115 MPGe 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Now Available in CA and NY Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,479
Points:1,947,740
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:52:46 AM

in order for hybrids to take off more for Honda, the price tag needs to come down.
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,479
Points:1,947,740
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:57 AM

stude: why is it a bunch of BS? The 100+ is MPGe = miles per gallon equivalent. Where's the BS (other than the fact that the regular mpg / EPA fuel efficient rating is a bunch of fake numbers)?
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:21,479
Points:1,947,740
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:50:14 PM

go Honda!
Profile Pic
studebaker1940
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:4,170
Points:1,014,340
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:02:42 AM

What a bunch of BS
Profile Pic
NedW
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:7,190
Points:1,452,065
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:08:20 AM

CA and NY: can you say "egress?"

[Edited by: NedW at 1/23/2013 7:11:47 AM EST]
Profile Pic
gs7101
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:7,148
Points:489,325
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:59:04 AM

Don't believe the hype!
Profile Pic
virostek
Veteran Author Virginia

Posts:423
Points:90,285
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:50:17 AM

OK.
Profile Pic
millerin
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:3,501
Points:759,070
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:45:10 AM

nice
Profile Pic
rcornel
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:1,475
Points:484,940
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 1:44:12 AM

Let just wait and see.
Profile Pic
bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:3,465
Points:978,775
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:45:04 AM

They call that a savings?
Profile Pic
carloco75
Champion Author Richmond

Posts:5,445
Points:932,250
Joined:Oct 2010
Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:12:54 AM

Volt has steep competition..!

[Edited by: carloco75 at 1/23/2013 12:15:18 AM EST]
Profile Pic
Rhino8of8
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:2,419
Points:687,570
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:40:35 PM

Just the cost to get to either state is cost prohibitive.
Profile Pic
Cashless
Champion Author Akron

Posts:5,216
Points:1,072,180
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:46:15 PM

Good to know.
Profile Pic
mastermariner
Champion Author Texas

Posts:11,399
Points:812,160
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:23:35 PM

Excellent
Profile Pic
Catfish93001
Champion Author Ventura

Posts:1,318
Points:285,390
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 2:12:54 PM

Nice mileage, crazy price.
Profile Pic
CC55
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:1,577
Points:1,539,590
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:22:53 PM

Looks very good, we need more R&D. The price will come down the more are sold.
Profile Pic
MadFueler
Champion Author Winston-Salem

Posts:2,747
Points:510,385
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:59:26 PM

Yeah, it's a high price, but the early adopters can pay off the R & D. I like the idea of faster charging and letting he driver select operating modes, but there are no HP, regular mpg, or distance on electricity alone figures, so I'd want to know those.
Profile Pic
ktyson13
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:2,116
Points:566,050
Joined:Aug 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:48:44 PM

way to expensive. If you do the cost benefit analysis, you will see that it is overpriced.
Profile Pic
schatzila
Champion Author Los Angeles

Posts:5,986
Points:1,226,545
Joined:Jun 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:32:30 PM

Sounds really good.
Profile Pic
ss70
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:11,779
Points:2,180,555
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:30:15 PM

At least 10 grand more than what it should be.
Profile Pic
skinsfan125
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,419
Points:519,155
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:29:30 PM

no way that thing gets that kind of mileage.
Profile Pic
PrepHermit
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:9,676
Points:1,970,925
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:16:42 PM

Too rich for my blood.
Profile Pic
rasprout
Champion Author Tacoma

Posts:3,369
Points:1,476,675
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:57:30 AM

a lot of money. Is it economically feasible to get this vehicle? how long to pay off the difference between fuel and cost...
Profile Pic
58salty
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:75,420
Points:960,140
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:32:51 AM

ok
Profile Pic
briandbec
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,978
Points:814,900
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:10:49 AM

I would think one would have to put at least 60,000 mi/year on a car to break even on this vs. keeping the car they already have.
Profile Pic
dieselfiendSC
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:3,541
Points:1,168,485
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:33 AM

Don't care.
Profile Pic
briandbec
Champion Author Tucson

Posts:5,978
Points:814,900
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:20 AM

I could buy one, and spend $500/month on car payments and $10/mo on electricity, OR, I could keep the paid-for car I have and spend $150/mo on gas....
Even if gas hits $6/gallon, I'd still be saving money.
Profile Pic
WestMichigan
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:3,645
Points:825,515
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:06 AM

OK
Profile Pic
swkcpi
Champion Author Madison

Posts:2,753
Points:330,000
Joined:Nov 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:32 AM

So would you say that this is a Volt killer or a Leaf killer?
Profile Pic
Karisholman
Veteran Author Nevada

Posts:452
Points:392,230
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:07 AM

How many miles per charge can the car travel? I wonder about power for mountain driving or distance allowed for cross country trips. I don't want to stop every 300 miles for 3 hours to plug in.
Profile Pic
BigTruc
Champion Author Memphis

Posts:1,350
Points:1,001,730
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Hard to believe.
Profile Pic
Thor51
Champion Author London

Posts:17,911
Points:3,106,275
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:04:23 AM

This article would be more informative if it explained how the MPGe is calculated. It is certainly not intuitive to convert battery depletion to burning gas.

Plus how the electicity is produced for charging the battery (coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar, etc) could vary greatly from region to region, so measuring the 'greenness' of the vehicle would vary greatly as well?
Profile Pic
derek84us
Champion Author Rochester

Posts:1,097
Points:95,120
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:03:03 AM

High priced, and the MPGe's always turn out to be inflated.
Profile Pic
DimitrisIL
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:2,013
Points:737,815
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:40 AM

Amazing MPGs
Profile Pic
bbthegun
Champion Author San Diego

Posts:6,884
Points:1,979,585
Joined:Sep 2006
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:10 AM

Pretty expensive.
Profile Pic
AriesMMD
Champion Author Sacramento

Posts:2,473
Points:705,835
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:03 AM

At least it is a hybrid, and you don't have to worry about finding an electrical outlet somewhere between Carlin and Elko.
Profile Pic
regout
Champion Author Quebec

Posts:4,605
Points:1,164,235
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:00:11 AM

So oil speculators won't be happy.
Profile Pic
FrankTA2
Champion Author New York

Posts:5,850
Points:1,426,060
Joined:Jun 2007
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:59:46 AM

A little expensive.
Profile Pic
BobbyVA
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:7,044
Points:1,489,855
Joined:Jul 2009
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Buy them up and now the US Govt. and State govts. are trying to tax you on milage rather than gasoline. Boy, our govt. is really corupt and trying to murder the taxpayers.
Profile Pic
#12#_vabchusa
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:2,363
Points:410,095
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:57:18 AM

About time we caught up to "Back to the future"
Profile Pic
Car54BC08
Champion Author British Columbia

Posts:5,889
Points:1,839,880
Joined:Jun 2008
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:57:14 AM

But can you afford the electricity to charge it?
Profile Pic
BMWer
Champion Author Calgary

Posts:3,429
Points:1,988,915
Joined:Dec 2003
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:48 AM

How long of an extension cord do you need?
Profile Pic
Barfood
Champion Author St. Louis

Posts:3,685
Points:1,292,640
Joined:Jun 2009
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:45 AM

Sounds sweet, although still pretty pricey.
Profile Pic
DutchTreatMI
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:4,795
Points:1,068,810
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:25 AM

Who has that kind of money to be throwing around?
Profile Pic
paulp24
Champion Author Harrisburg

Posts:6,074
Points:1,152,315
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:55:20 AM

Keep the alternatives coming.
Profile Pic
Quick68
Champion Author Columbus

Posts:10,588
Points:1,563,675
Joined:Dec 2009
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:54:56 AM

The government will cahrge you by the mile if you don't use gas. The lawmakers get money from big oil for their campaign funds.
Profile Pic
rippertoo
Champion Author Tacoma

Posts:7,443
Points:1,479,060
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:54:03 AM

Short hop around town car.
Profile Pic
zaq001
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:5,674
Points:1,810,930
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:34 AM

What works in New York City will not work in Atlanta Georgia.
Profile Pic
windup
Veteran Author Austin

Posts:368
Points:999,140
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:25 AM

When does the rest of the country get them?
Profile Pic
midnightsdc
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,498
Points:1,758,970
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:04 AM

Those MPG ratings are not accurate and can flutcuate greatly depending where and how you drive.
Post a reply Back to Topics