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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Previews Vehicle-to-Grid Future

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A 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is a key part of a new demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid technology that may provide consumers with more cost-effective ownership of plug-in electric vehicles.
The special Accord Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a bi-directional onboard charger that allows the vehicle propulsion battery to both charge from and discharge to the electrical grid.
“Electric vehicle owners potentially benefit from supporting a more stable power grid, which can lead to reduced utility costs for the vehicle owner,” Honda said on Thursday.

TORRANCE, California — A 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid is a key part of a new demonstration project for experimental vehicle-to-grid technology that may provide consumers with more cost-effective ownership of plug-in electric vehicles.

The special Accord Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a bi-directional onboard charger that allows the vehicle propulsion battery to both charge from and discharge to the electrical grid. With an additional communication device, the vehicle receives signals from a grid operator via a charging station, and controls charge and discharge in accordance with the signals.
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