PHOTO CAPTION: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid will retail for $39,000, according to reports.

Honda Joins Electric Hybrid Race with Accord Plug-In

Honda will build the electric hybrid version of the the Accord in its Maysville, Ohio plant, adding 50 employees to help produce the car.

Published: 19-Jan-2013

DETROIT -- Car manufacturers at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show are anesthetizing drivers to pain at the pump in the form of plug-in hybrid cars that theoretically render the gas station obsolete for some consumers.

Honda (NYSE:HMC) has rolled out its 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid in California and Oregon, and had the new vehicle on display at the auto show. The rest of the nation will be able to purchase the new hybrid in the fall.

Plug-in hybrids, which require either an at-home charging station or a charging station facility for electric power, have an advantage over typical hybrids.


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