2012 ACCORD Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)
Based on the Accord Hybrid featuring Sport Hybrid i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive), the Accord Plug-in Hybrid can be charged using an ordinary household electrical outlet. Delivering spectacular fuel economy of 70.4 km/L,*1 the advanced plug-in hybrid system allows drivers to do most of their daily driving in EV mode.
Sport Hybrid i-MMD uses three different engine modes to power the Accord Hybrid.
- For off-the-line starts and low- to mid-speed cruising, EV Drive uses the battery to provide power and the drive motor to propel the vehicle.
- For acceleration, Hybrid Drive uses the gasoline engine to generate electricity and the drive motor to propel the vehicle.
- Finally, for high-speed cruising, Engine Drive uses the gasoline engine to provide power directly.
For high-speed cruising on the highway, the clutch in the transmission directly links the output axis of the gasoline engine with the drive axis of the vehicle. This mechanism makes possible high-speed cruising at the optimal gear ratio and highly efficient operation of the Atkinson cycle engine.
Also leveraging the power of Sport Hybrid i-MMD and its high-output, high-torque drive motor, the Accord Plug-in Hybrid features a newly developed plug-in hybrid system with a high-capacity lithium-ion battery. At full charge, this battery allows the vehicle to travel up to 37.6 km in EV mode, making EV driving possible for a wide range of daily uses.
Beyond the EV driving range, the Accord Plug-in Hybrid offers the same efficient cruising as the Accord Hybrid, turning in spectacular combined fuel economy of 70.4 km/L*1.
*1 Plug-in hybrid specific fuel economy (km/L gasoline equivalent) testing by Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in JC08 mode