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Joeski1

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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:00:09 AM

Pete Brissette January 21, 2013

Residents of California and New York state, or any one willing to go to either state, can now purchase the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, a car that the company says is “the most fuel-efficient sedan in America.”

As of January 15 the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) went on sale at select Honda dealers, with a base price of $39,780.

With an EPA rating of 115 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe), the Accord PHEV currently holds the MPGe lead among mid-size sedans, with Ford’s Fusion Energi PHEV rated next highest at 100 MPGe.

In addition to being Honda’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:52:46 AM

in order for hybrids to take off more for Honda, the price tag needs to come down.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:50:57 AM

stude: why is it a bunch of BS? The 100+ is MPGe = miles per gallon equivalent. Where's the BS (other than the fact that the regular mpg / EPA fuel efficient rating is a bunch of fake numbers)?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2013 9:50:14 PM

go Honda!
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studebaker1940
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 9:02:42 AM

What a bunch of BS
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 7:08:20 AM

CA and NY: can you say "egress?"

[Edited by: NedW at 1/23/2013 7:11:47 AM EST]
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:59:04 AM

Don't believe the hype!
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virostek
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 6:50:17 AM

OK.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 4:45:10 AM

nice
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 1:44:12 AM

Let just wait and see.
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bston
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:45:04 AM

They call that a savings?
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carloco75
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2013 12:12:54 AM

Volt has steep competition..!

[Edited by: carloco75 at 1/23/2013 12:15:18 AM EST]
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Rhino8of8
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 8:40:35 PM

Just the cost to get to either state is cost prohibitive.
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Cashless
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:46:15 PM

Good to know.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 3:23:35 PM

Excellent
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Catfish93001
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 2:12:54 PM

Nice mileage, crazy price.
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CC55
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 1:22:53 PM

Looks very good, we need more R&D. The price will come down the more are sold.
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MadFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:59:26 PM

Yeah, it's a high price, but the early adopters can pay off the R & D. I like the idea of faster charging and letting he driver select operating modes, but there are no HP, regular mpg, or distance on electricity alone figures, so I'd want to know those.
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ktyson13
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:48:44 PM

way to expensive. If you do the cost benefit analysis, you will see that it is overpriced.
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schatzila
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:32:30 PM

Sounds really good.
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ss70
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:30:15 PM

At least 10 grand more than what it should be.
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skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:29:30 PM

no way that thing gets that kind of mileage.
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PrepHermit
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 12:16:42 PM

Too rich for my blood.
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rasprout
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:57:30 AM

a lot of money. Is it economically feasible to get this vehicle? how long to pay off the difference between fuel and cost...
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58salty
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:32:51 AM

ok
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briandbec
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:10:49 AM

I would think one would have to put at least 60,000 mi/year on a car to break even on this vs. keeping the car they already have.
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dieselfiendSC
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:33 AM

Don't care.
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briandbec
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:20 AM

I could buy one, and spend $500/month on car payments and $10/mo on electricity, OR, I could keep the paid-for car I have and spend $150/mo on gas....
Even if gas hits $6/gallon, I'd still be saving money.
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WestMichigan
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:08:06 AM

OK
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swkcpi
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:32 AM

So would you say that this is a Volt killer or a Leaf killer?
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Karisholman
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:07 AM

How many miles per charge can the car travel? I wonder about power for mountain driving or distance allowed for cross country trips. I don't want to stop every 300 miles for 3 hours to plug in.
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BigTruc
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Hard to believe.
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Thor51
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:04:23 AM

This article would be more informative if it explained how the MPGe is calculated. It is certainly not intuitive to convert battery depletion to burning gas.

Plus how the electicity is produced for charging the battery (coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar, etc) could vary greatly from region to region, so measuring the 'greenness' of the vehicle would vary greatly as well?
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derek84us
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:03:03 AM

High priced, and the MPGe's always turn out to be inflated.
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DimitrisIL
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:40 AM

Amazing MPGs
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bbthegun
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:10 AM

Pretty expensive.
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AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:01:03 AM

At least it is a hybrid, and you don't have to worry about finding an electrical outlet somewhere between Carlin and Elko.
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regout
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 11:00:11 AM

So oil speculators won't be happy.
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FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:59:46 AM

A little expensive.
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BobbyVA
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Buy them up and now the US Govt. and State govts. are trying to tax you on milage rather than gasoline. Boy, our govt. is really corupt and trying to murder the taxpayers.
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#12#_vabchusa
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:57:18 AM

About time we caught up to "Back to the future"
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Car54BC08
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:57:14 AM

But can you afford the electricity to charge it?
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BMWer
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:48 AM

How long of an extension cord do you need?
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Barfood
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:45 AM

Sounds sweet, although still pretty pricey.
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DutchTreatMI
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:56:25 AM

Who has that kind of money to be throwing around?
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paulp24
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:55:20 AM

Keep the alternatives coming.
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Quick68
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:54:56 AM

The government will cahrge you by the mile if you don't use gas. The lawmakers get money from big oil for their campaign funds.
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rippertoo
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:54:03 AM

Short hop around town car.
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zaq001
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:34 AM

What works in New York City will not work in Atlanta Georgia.
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windup
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:25 AM

When does the rest of the country get them?
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midnightsdc
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2013 10:51:04 AM

Those MPG ratings are not accurate and can flutcuate greatly depending where and how you drive.
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