The Honda Worldwide plug-in hybrid electric vehicle(PHEV) Site: Technological details and products using Honda’s plug-in hybrid electric technology
Honda unveils exhibition model to showcase next-generation plug-in hybrid technologies
At the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda unveiled an exhibition model to showcase next-generation plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technologies. The exhibition model combines a specially developed high-efficiency 2.0 L i-VTEC engine with two high-output electric motors that enable it to run in three different modes: all-electric, gasoline-electric, and engine direct-drive. Its high-capacity, lithium-ion battery achieves a range of approximately 10-15 miles in all-electric mode.
Honda is engaged in ongoing efforts to advance electromotive technologies, and the popularization of hybrid vehicles has been a high priority during this development process. By adding plug-in hybrid vehicles to its product lineup, Honda hopes to accelerate the adoption of hybrid models, thereby helping to further reduce CO2 emissions.
Honda began Electric Vehicle Testing Programs featuring a midsize plug-in hybrid vehicle in 2010 in Japan and the US. These programs will assess the practicality and convenience of plug-in hybrid models to address customer needs.
At the North American International Auto Show held in January 2012, plug-in hybrid technologies were introduced in the new Accord Coupe Concept (North American specifications). This plug-in hybrid model offers high efficiency across a full range of driving conditions by providing three driving modes (noted above). The production version of the same model is slated for release this winter.