This sedan commercialized in 2004 is the latest hybrid model proposed by Honda.
Powered by 6 255 cylinders i-VTEC XNUMXch engine, the Accord is the pursuit of some idea of the "hybrid strategy" of the manufacturer which is to propose a hybrid version of its models, as opposed to the Toyota Prius or the " Insight models that are exclusively developped models for the hybrid.
Like the Civic Hybrid, the system i-VTEC Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control system time of lifting of valves) allows to control the cylinders of the engine the way to better manage the use of the vehicle as needed.
At the stop, the engine is put out quickly and started on three cylinders with the electric motor support. The six-cylinder will be switched on if the power demand is still important. In cruise regime, the car runs on three cylinders with three cylinders and electric motor in reserve, in case of need for strong accelerations.
According to the manufacturer, the consumption would reach the 8,1 / 100 km city and the 6,1 / 100 km on highway compare with 2 Agreement liters consumes the 10.7 / 100 6,5 km and l / 100 km (ADEME).
The comparison between the two vehicles is interesting to decipher the philosophy of the builder because (putting the economic dimension since the additional cost criterion causes the hybrid on this car is
very important) while being more efficient than the 2 liter in terms of
consumption, 3 6 liter model developed hybrid cylinders 100 horses
Editor: Etienne Joly, Office for Science and Technology
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