Making its debut for the 2014 model year, the Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid wastes no time earning its first best resale value title in the Electric Vehicle category. Unlike many other all-electric vehicles, the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid doesn't have to sweat anything that has to do with range anxiety. A 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder gasoline engine and a 124-kilowatt electric motor help the Accord Plug-in Hybrid side-step nuisances like stopping for fuel, thanks to a combined gas-electric driving range of 570 miles. A bigger lithium-ion battery lets the Accord Plug-in Hybrid travel up to 13 miles on electricity alone before it calls in the gas engine for back-up.
Exterior styling cues like an additional outlet door above the front-left wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels with aerodynamic inserts help distinguish the Accord Plug-in Hybrid from the rest of its gasoline brethren. A larger front grille and Honda badge also separate the Accord Plug-in Hybrid from the rest of the herd. It takes anywhere from two to two and a half hours to recharge the battery when plugged in to a 120-volt outlet but you can get that time down to an hour or 90 minutes when drawing power from a 240-volt outlet.
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sits at the top of the segment in terms of fuel economy with a combined rating of 115 MPGe for those first 13 all-electric miles. These figures combined with the usual features found on the gas-powered Honda Accord earn the Plug-in Hybrid the title of best resale value in the electric vehicle category for 2014.
With front-end styling similar to that of an Aston Martin, the Ford Fusion Energi brings sleek exterior styling and is the only other plug-in hybrid vehicle to eclipse the 100 MPGe EPA rating mark.
The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid combines the usual luxury touches with outstanding chassis dynamics and a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 engine helping to deliver 416 horsepower to deliver an exceptional gas-electric driving experience.
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