If the car of your dreams is a $40,000 Honda Accord that can go a whopping 13 miles on a single charge, then boy, does Honda have a car for you. Technically, you’ll have to pony up $40,760 to get in on that 13 miles of range fun. That’s before the federal tax credit, though, which is up to $3,334. It’s much lower than cars like the Nissan Leaf because it’s based on the size of the battery. The Accord has just a 6.7 kwh battery pack, so it gets a much smaller tax credit.
Lest you think I have nothing positive to say about the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, there is this – it’s very fuel efficient. Once the short electric-only range is exhausted, this full-size hybrid manages an impressive 47 MPG city / 46 MPG highway. That’s very near Prius levels in a much larger, “normal” looking car. That said, the size & looks don’t come cheaply.
To make matters worse, Honda doesn’t really want to sell you an Accord Plug-In Hybrid. They’re only available in New York and California. Not a resident of those two states? Too bad, so sad.