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Battle of the plug-in hybrids: Accord, Volt and Fusion Energi

Testing three leading plug-in hybrids — the Honda Accord, the Chevrolet Volt and the Ford Fusion Energi — feels like a glimpse into the future of driving.

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By Brian Thevenot

November 2, 2013

The Honda Accord covered my 11-mile morning commute to downtown Los Angeles, downhill on the 110 Freeway, without burning a single drop of gas. In the evening, I made it halfway back before the gasoline engine tapped the tank.

In all, the plug-in hybrid version of one of America’s favorite sedans netted almost immeasurably high mileage for a large and surprisingly powerful car.

The trade-off? A $40,570 price tag — about $10,000 more than loaded gasoline-powered models — and a trunk that’s been cut in half to make room for the big battery.

Today’s plug-in hybrids may make little economic or practical sense for most drivers. But testing three leaders in the emerging segment — the Accord, the Ford Fusion Energi and the Chevrolet Volt — felt like a glimpse into the future of driving.
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