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Plug-in Accord First to Meet New CA Emission Standard

The 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord is the first gasoline-powered car to meet California’s SULEV20 standard.

Published: 31-Dec-2012

SACRAMENTO, California, – The California Air Resources Board has approved Honda’s first plug-in hybrid as the first car that meets the state’s newest and most stringent smog-emission standard.

The 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord is the first gasoline-powered car to meet California’s SULEV20 standard, the toughest in the nation and one-third cleaner than the previous lowest state standard.

This Honda model has lower greenhouse gas emissions than the fleet average standard required by all cars in 2025, the equivalent of a 50 percent reduction from current required levels.

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