How Far Can the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid Go Without Gasoline?
One of the biggest perks, in our eyes, of the Accord Plug-In is its ability to run just on the battery, using no fuel at all. Honda offers many alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles, but the Accord Plug-In and the limited-release Fit EV are the only ones that have the option to go fuel free. So, it can run for a while without using gasoline, but how long is “a while?”
The EPA Estimates Are In
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid has some pretty impressive numbers backing it as a great choice for fuel-conscious drivers, earning an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 124 MPGe in the city and 105 MPGe on the highway.* That “e” there stands for “equivalent,” because we can’t really talk about “miles per gallon” and also take into account the electric driving time.
The 2014 Accord Plug-In is rated by the EPA at 13 miles round trip for electric vehicle (or EV) driving mode, and that’s when starting with a full charge.* That’s certainly enough of a range to take care of your errands, but if you’re going to need to be driving all over town, EV mode will only get you so far without plugging into a charging station. Thankfully, the vehicle has an EPA-estimated 47 mpg in the city when operating in gasoline-only mode,* giving you a huge advantage over the majority of vehicles out there and the option to go gas-free for a while too!
If you’re looking for more range on your electric vehicle, keep your eye on the 2014 Honda Fit EV to see if and when it may become available at Middletown Honda.
Is the Accord Plug-In for You?
We think that many drivers will benefit from the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid, whether they are looking to only use gasoline for the occasional road trip or just want to drop their fuel expenditures overall, but the best way to know if it’s for you is with a test drive.Visit Middletown Honda today and take one for a test drive.
*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.