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Honda looks to conquer all rivals with the Accord Hybrid

We reported in June that Honda was forecasting fuel economy numbers of 49/45/47 (city/highway/combined) for its upcoming 2014 Accord Hybrid. Well, it turns out that after further testing, the city number has been nudged up just a tad to an even 50 mpg according to TOV.
 
Even with the 50 mpg city rating, the vehicle will still have a combined fuel efficiency rating of 47 mpg, which is impressive in its own right. The Accord Hybrid easily beats the ratings of the other midsize hybrids and diesels on the market, and matches the combined rating of the Ford Fusion Hybrid (although the Fusion Hybrid, like its disgraced C-Max sibling, has encountered trouble meeting its EPA numbers).

 
The Accord Hybrid uses a 2.0-liter gasoline engine (141 hp), 124 kW electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery pack. The on-sale date for the vehicle is scheduled for October of this year.

Source: Temple of VTEC



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RE: versus diesel
By superstition on 8/21/2013 3:20:18 PM , Rating: 0
I'm not sure why my post was downrated, but whatever. Anyway, diesel hybrid buses seem like a good idea. Some are being built in Europe.


RE: versus diesel
By mrwassman on 8/21/2013 3:34:36 PM , Rating: 3
America has had hybrid bus transportation for a while:

http://www.independent.com/news/2009/aug/19/more-h...


RE: versus diesel
By superstition on 8/21/13, Rating: 0
RE: versus diesel
By Spuke on 8/21/2013 5:20:20 PM , Rating: 2
They are diesel hybrids.


RE: versus diesel
By superstition on 8/21/2013 9:13:11 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
The MTA’s electric revolution is grinding to a halt. The agency hasn’t purchased an electric-diesel hybrid bus in three years, and as many as 389 — 23 percent of all its hybrids — could be retrofitted with new diesel engines soon, MTA officials revealed to The Post.

... hybrids haven’t worked very well, an insider says. Maintenance workers “constantly” have to repair hybrid engines.

“The electric-traction motors are burning out,” the source said. “They’re so expensive to replace that it’ll be cheaper to stick a diesel engine in there.”

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/volt_face_on_bu...


RE: versus diesel
By superstition on 8/21/2013 8:50:24 PM , Rating: 1
I guess in bizarro world, innocuous posts about diesel vehicles deserve to be dramatically downrated.


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