Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

  • Honda's Sport Hybrid drivetrain variants

    Honda isn’t as well known as a hybrid manufacturer as its primary Japanese rival, Toyota. Though Honda has been producing parallel hybrids nearly as long as Toyota, its Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system lacks the popularity of Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive system. Now Honda is developing a new lightweight hybrid system, called Sport Hybrid Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (IDCD), aimed specifically at compact cars. Honda promises its single-motor system will deliver both best-in-class fuel economy and better acceleration than existing IMA drive models. The IDCD system...

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