Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) can be charged at home, and can be used for short distances as Electric Vehicles (EVs) without the need to use gasoline. For long distances, PHEVs act as hybrid vehicles, without the concern of running out of battery power. Plug-in Hybrids provide the benefits of both EVs and Hybrid vehicles.
Honda's plug-in hybrids are based on the highly efficient i-MMD sports hybrid,
adding the ability to drive as an EV as well.
Here are some of the benefits.
Lithium Ion battery with 5 times the capacity of the Accord Hybrid, and a highly efficient system with superior electricity usage enable EV driving for everyday use.
Fully Charged in 90 minutes (AC200V)
Charging can be quickly completed at public charging spots, or at home with a quick charger installed. EV driving can be extended by using charging spots wherever available en-route or at destinations.
Use as Electric Generator in case of Emergency
Honda's PHEVs can act as an AC100V power source, by connecting an external electricity supply unit. 3.0kW can be supplied for 27 hours with engine-powered electricity generation. (External Electricity Supply units are specific to each model.)