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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In: no regrets

Here’s another car the US market will get, but not the Canadian one. Should we be disappointed?
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Michel Deslauriers AutoGO Published on 2013/12/17

Plug-in hybrids are a good idea, as they provide the possibility of driving without using a drop of fuel on short trips, and its owner is never struck by range anxiety because a gasoline engine is always readily a More

Here’s another car the US market will get, but not the Canadian one. Should we be disappointed?
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Michel Deslauriers AutoGO Published on 2013/12/17

Plug-in hybrids are a good idea, as they provide the possibility of driving without using a drop of fuel on short trips, and its owner is never struck by range anxiety because a gasoline engine is always readily a More

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The 2014 Accord Hybrid beats the plug-in for overall Eco-nomics

While the Accord plug-in will allow driver’s to commute fossil-fuel free for 10 miles without recharging, most Eco conscious consumers will opt for the Hybrid’s 50 mpg city rating. It’s simply more Eco-nomical.

In yesterday’s Torque News article on automobile, power grid integration, I was reminded by an astute Techy, that the Accord Plug-in is not a true stand alone EV (electric ve More

While the Accord plug-in will allow driver’s to commute fossil-fuel free for 10 miles without recharging, most Eco conscious consumers will opt for the Hybrid’s 50 mpg city rating. It’s simply more Eco-nomical.

In yesterday’s Torque News article on automobile, power grid integration, I was reminded by an astute Techy, that the Accord Plug-in is not a true stand alone EV (electric ve More

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

Just the Facts:

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 More

Just the Facts:

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 More

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Honda Accord wins Green Car of the Year

The Honda Accord was named Green Car of the Year in an award ceremony Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Accord is a mid-sized family sedan that is available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions as well as fully gasoline-powered versions with four- and six-cylinder engines.

“Mainstream buyers have long found the Accord a popular choice because of its efficiency, functi More

The Honda Accord was named Green Car of the Year in an award ceremony Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Accord is a mid-sized family sedan that is available in hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions as well as fully gasoline-powered versions with four- and six-cylinder engines.

“Mainstream buyers have long found the Accord a popular choice because of its efficiency, functi More

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KBB names 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid the PHEV with best resale value

2014 HONDA ACCORD, PLUG-IN HYBRID ACCORD, CIVIC SI AND CR-V NAMED ‘BEST RESALE VALUE’ VEHICLES BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK

18/11/13 from Honda

American Honda received four Best Resale Value Awards from trusted vehicle valuation source Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com. The 2014 Honda Accord, the all-new 2014 Plug-in Hybrid Accord the restyled 2014 Civic Si, each earned the top award i More

2014 HONDA ACCORD, PLUG-IN HYBRID ACCORD, CIVIC SI AND CR-V NAMED ‘BEST RESALE VALUE’ VEHICLES BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK

18/11/13 from Honda

American Honda received four Best Resale Value Awards from trusted vehicle valuation source Kelley Blue Book www.kbb.com. The 2014 Honda Accord, the all-new 2014 Plug-in Hybrid Accord the restyled 2014 Civic Si, each earned the top award i More

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2014 Honda Accord PHEV Quick Drive

The newest Honda Accord is the best car in its class. We’ve already established that. But Honda’s not content to sit on its laurels, and has introduced two hybrid versions of its sedan. One is a standard hybrid; an electric motor helps move the car around, fuel economy’s vastly improved, etc. It’s called (obviously) the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, and we already have a bunch More

The newest Honda Accord is the best car in its class. We’ve already established that. But Honda’s not content to sit on its laurels, and has introduced two hybrid versions of its sedan. One is a standard hybrid; an electric motor helps move the car around, fuel economy’s vastly improved, etc. It’s called (obviously) the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid, and we already have a bunch More

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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.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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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.

2014 Ford Fusion Energi

The Ford Fusion Energi distinguishes itself in build quality and fit and finish. Too bad it seems to lag behind its EPA efficiency claims in real-world driving. (Ford / November 1, 2013)

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MCCA and Zipcar introduce new Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids, Plug-in Charging Stations, and Hybrid Priority Parking in Boston

Additions mark the continued “greening” of the Boston Common Garage

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar’s Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipc More

Additions mark the continued “greening” of the Boston Common Garage

BOSTON, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Boston Common Garage and Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of four new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to Zipcar’s Boston fleet, as well as plug-in stations and priority parking for Zipc More

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2015 BMW i8 hybrid sports car details revealed

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

BMW i8 galleryThe new i3 electric hatch isn’t the only i-badged BMW we’ll be seeing this year; another is a new i8 plug-in hybrid sports car that will not only top the i range of cars but also serve as BMW’s flagship. We were given our first taste of the i8 four years ago, whe More

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Ahwatukee Fry’s installs electric-car chargers

Shoppers at Fry’s Food Store on Ray Road in Ahwatukee can now check one more thing off their list when they go to the store: recharging their electric vehicle.

Two Blink electric-vehicle chargers have been installed at the grocery, 3616 E. Ray Road, Fry’s spokeswoman JoEllen Lynn said. It is the second store to have Blink EVCs installed in the parking lot through expansion of a partners More

Shoppers at Fry’s Food Store on Ray Road in Ahwatukee can now check one more thing off their list when they go to the store: recharging their electric vehicle.

Two Blink electric-vehicle chargers have been installed at the grocery, 3616 E. Ray Road, Fry’s spokeswoman JoEllen Lynn said. It is the second store to have Blink EVCs installed in the parking lot through expansion of a partners More

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Lithium-iodine battery packs more energy punch

Hye Ryung Byon, Yu Zhao and Lina Wang from the RIKEN Byon Initiative Research Unit developed a lithium-iodine battery system with twice the energy density of conventional lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Despite performing well in consumer electronics, engineers still have difficulty in squeezing enough Li-ion batteries inside vehicles to generate optimal power and range without introducing storage More

Hye Ryung Byon, Yu Zhao and Lina Wang from the RIKEN Byon Initiative Research Unit developed a lithium-iodine battery system with twice the energy density of conventional lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Despite performing well in consumer electronics, engineers still have difficulty in squeezing enough Li-ion batteries inside vehicles to generate optimal power and range without introducing storage More

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Honda Accord Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid in Japan

The Honda Accord Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid have been released in Japan. The Accord Hybrid can return a quoted fuel economy of 30 km per litre, courtesy of the Sport Hybrid i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) powertrain, whic More

The Honda Accord Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid have been released in Japan. The Accord Hybrid can return a quoted fuel economy of 30 km per litre, courtesy of the Sport Hybrid i-MMD (intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) powertrain, whic More

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In hybrid gets put to the test in New York, California

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In hybrid is debuting in New York and California, offering up to 124 miles per gallon equivalent. The trade-off for the magnificent gas mileage? A lack of trunk space, as well as a $6,000 premium compared to the Accord Touring. The Honda Accord Plug-In has an MSRP of $39,780.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

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The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In hybrid is debuting in New York and California, offering up to 124 miles per gallon equivalent. The trade-off for the magnificent gas mileage? A lack of trunk space, as well as a $6,000 premium compared to the Accord Touring. The Honda Accord Plug-In has an MSRP of $39,780.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, June 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

The 2014 Honda Accord Plu More

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2104 Honda Accord Hybrid economy outshines Toyota and Ford with 49-mpg average during city driving

Honda has announced its upcoming Accord Hybrid, which goes on sale in October, delivers an impressive 49-mpg average in city driving. That beats strong hybrid sedan competition like the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, and nearly matches the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius.
By Nick Kurczewski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:40 AM

The Accord Hybrid goes on sale thi More

Honda has announced its upcoming Accord Hybrid, which goes on sale in October, delivers an impressive 49-mpg average in city driving. That beats strong hybrid sedan competition like the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, and nearly matches the fuel economy of the Toyota Prius.
By Nick Kurczewski / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 11:40 AM

The Accord Hybrid goes on sale thi More

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Accord Hybrid will be built in Ohio

WAKO, Japan — Honda Motor Co. predicts hybrid versions of the Accord sedan will account for less than 10 percent of the nameplate’s U.S. sales. But Honda still plans to manufacture the Accord Hybrid in the United States, using hybrid components from Japan.

Production of the Accord Hybrid, which was scheduled to arrive in Japanese showrooms on Friday, June 21, will begin this sum More

WAKO, Japan — Honda Motor Co. predicts hybrid versions of the Accord sedan will account for less than 10 percent of the nameplate’s U.S. sales. But Honda still plans to manufacture the Accord Hybrid in the United States, using hybrid components from Japan.

Production of the Accord Hybrid, which was scheduled to arrive in Japanese showrooms on Friday, June 21, will begin this sum More

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USA: Honda reveals its latest 2014 Accord Hybrid sedan, goes on sale this October nationwide

Obviously based on the latest ninth generation Accord sedan, the new 2014 Accord Hybrid utilizes much of the same tech as the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, which began selling in January of this year. That means a two-motor Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain—as Honda eloquently calls it—that serves up three different types of driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive.< More

Obviously based on the latest ninth generation Accord sedan, the new 2014 Accord Hybrid utilizes much of the same tech as the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, which began selling in January of this year. That means a two-motor Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi Mode Drive powertrain—as Honda eloquently calls it—that serves up three different types of driving modes: EV Drive, Hybrid Drive, and Engine Drive.< More

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2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to Get EPA 47 MPG Combined

When the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid rolls out this October, Honda expects the Accord’s resurrected gas/electric variant to get an EPA rating of 49/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined). The car joins the Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which went on sale in January, and a redesigned Accord that arrived last fall. It’s the first Accord Hybrid we’ve seen since 2007, two Accord generations ago.

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When the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid rolls out this October, Honda expects the Accord’s resurrected gas/electric variant to get an EPA rating of 49/45/47 mpg (city/highway/combined). The car joins the Accord Plug-in Hybrid, which went on sale in January, and a redesigned Accord that arrived last fall. It’s the first Accord Hybrid we’ve seen since 2007, two Accord generations ago.

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Graphene nanoribbons could double Li-ion battery capacity

Rice University researchers have used ribbons of graphene to boost the efficiency of lithium ion batteries.

The nanoribbons, when combined with a tin oxide solution, have been shown to double the capacity for lithium compared to standard anodes used in current commercial batteries.

“After 50 charge/discharge cycles, the test units retained a capacity that was still more than d More

Rice University researchers have used ribbons of graphene to boost the efficiency of lithium ion batteries.

The nanoribbons, when combined with a tin oxide solution, have been shown to double the capacity for lithium compared to standard anodes used in current commercial batteries.

“After 50 charge/discharge cycles, the test units retained a capacity that was still more than d More

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Overview

Unless you visit a select dealer in California or New York, you are not likely to see the new Accord Plug-in Hybrid on a local U.S. showroom floor.

Honda is taking a limited-market approach to introducing the vehicle ostensibly positioned against cars like the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids, and even Chevy Volt.

It was launched Jan. 15. 2013 More

Unless you visit a select dealer in California or New York, you are not likely to see the new Accord Plug-in Hybrid on a local U.S. showroom floor.

Honda is taking a limited-market approach to introducing the vehicle ostensibly positioned against cars like the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrids, and even Chevy Volt.

It was launched Jan. 15. 2013 More

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Reader Q: 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Vs Other Hybrids

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated.

Take, for instance, our reader Catherine Chan-Smith, who wrote to ask for advice:

IR More

With two dozen hybrid models now on the market, and several mass-market plug-in hybrids as well, weighing costs and benefits can get a lot more complicated.

Take, for instance, our reader Catherine Chan-Smith, who wrote to ask for advice:

IR More

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Honda reveals details of Accord Plug-in Hybrid engine

Earlier this year, Honda released the Accord Plug-in Hybrid (pictured) on limited sale: and now the company has revealed details about its engine as part of the SAE World Congress in Detroit.

The vehicle, which has sold 45 units to date, boasts an all-electric range of 13miles; with combined fuel economy of 115mpge.

Honda Accord PHEV 2014

So what are the secrets to these figur More

Earlier this year, Honda released the Accord Plug-in Hybrid (pictured) on limited sale: and now the company has revealed details about its engine as part of the SAE World Congress in Detroit.

The vehicle, which has sold 45 units to date, boasts an all-electric range of 13miles; with combined fuel economy of 115mpge.

Honda Accord PHEV 2014

So what are the secrets to these figur More

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2014 Honda Odyssey, 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid and 2014 Acura MDX Will Be Unveiled at New York Auto Show

Press releases aside, Honda made use of Cheerios breakfast cereal to underscore the fact that families with kids will be the main target market of the new Odyssey minivan. The word “Odyssey” was spelled out with Cheerios, as what is shown on the photo, and while that left no doubt as to which demographic the vehicle will be aimed at, details were quite sparse on the 2014 iteration. The press More

Press releases aside, Honda made use of Cheerios breakfast cereal to underscore the fact that families with kids will be the main target market of the new Odyssey minivan. The word “Odyssey” was spelled out with Cheerios, as what is shown on the photo, and while that left no doubt as to which demographic the vehicle will be aimed at, details were quite sparse on the 2014 iteration. The press More

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP from $39,780
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The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers the venerable sedan a fu More

MSRP from $39,780
Monthly Payment
Consumer Reviews

What Edmunds Says
Change Vehicle

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid offers the venerable sedan a fu More

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Honda to Lease Accord Plug-In Hybrid for $429 Per Month

Is the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid priced to compete with lease deals offered on other readily available plug-in vehicles in the US? The short answer is “no,” but we’ll provide details for you to decide.

On Monday, Honda announced the limited (New York and California only right now) availability of the Accord Plug-In Hybrid. Buried in the press release was Honda’ More

Is the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid priced to compete with lease deals offered on other readily available plug-in vehicles in the US? The short answer is “no,” but we’ll provide details for you to decide.

On Monday, Honda announced the limited (New York and California only right now) availability of the Accord Plug-In Hybrid. Buried in the press release was Honda’ More

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Now Available in New York and California

115 MPGe EPA Rating!
To me, the 2014 Accord Plug-in is the most exciting Honda in a while. The company has always had excellent engineering, but sometime in the past decade they decided to take a certain path with their hybrids that made them fall behind when it comes to regular hybrids and plug-ins. This is because Honda’s IMA ‘mild’ hybrid system simply cannot compete wit More

115 MPGe EPA Rating!
To me, the 2014 Accord Plug-in is the most exciting Honda in a while. The company has always had excellent engineering, but sometime in the past decade they decided to take a certain path with their hybrids that made them fall behind when it comes to regular hybrids and plug-ins. This is because Honda’s IMA ‘mild’ hybrid system simply cannot compete wit More

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USA: Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid earns the title for being the most fuel-efficient sedan in America

Honda has released new details about the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid.

Described at the “most fuel-efficient sedan in America,” the Accord is equipped with a two-motor hybrid system that consists of a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine, a 166 hp (124 kW) elec More

Honda has released new details about the 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid.

Described at the “most fuel-efficient sedan in America,” the Accord is equipped with a two-motor hybrid system that consists of a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine, a 166 hp (124 kW) elec More

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Availability of the Accord Plug-In

No Compromises
The most amazing thing about the Accord Plug-In is that it never stops being an Accord. Meaning, you can enjoy the all fuel savings of driving a plug-in hybrid without sacrificing the Accord driving experience. And, some sta More

No Compromises
The most amazing thing about the Accord Plug-In is that it never stops being an Accord. Meaning, you can enjoy the all fuel savings of driving a plug-in hybrid without sacrificing the Accord driving experience. And, some sta More

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$23 Million Investment: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid to be Built in Marysville, Ohio

Honda is investing $23 million to expand its Marysville Auto Plant, in Ohio, for production of the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid that goes on sale toward the end of the year. The 95,000-square-foot expansion will house assembly processes and logisti More

Honda is investing $23 million to expand its Marysville Auto Plant, in Ohio, for production of the new 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid that goes on sale toward the end of the year. The 95,000-square-foot expansion will house assembly processes and logisti More

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With 2013 Honda Accord, Plug-in Option Hits Mainstream Model

Honda celebrated a banner sales month in December. In fact, 2012 was American Honda’s fourth-best sales year ever, and its best sales result since 2008. This could be a good thing for plug-in cars because the company will begin selling the Accord Plug-in Hybrid in More

Honda celebrated a banner sales month in December. In fact, 2012 was American Honda’s fourth-best sales year ever, and its best sales result since 2008. This could be a good thing for plug-in cars because the company will begin selling the Accord Plug-in Hybrid in More

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid First To Meet SULEV20 Standards

Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid has become the first vehicle to meet California’s latest new emissions standard.

The plug-in Accord’s per-mile output of only 20 milligrams of smog-forming emissions allows it to meet the California Air Resources Board’s new SULEV20 standards.

SULEV20, or “Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle 20” is one-third cleaner More

Honda’s 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid has become the first vehicle to meet California’s latest new emissions standard.

The plug-in Accord’s per-mile output of only 20 milligrams of smog-forming emissions allows it to meet the California Air Resources Board’s new SULEV20 standards.

SULEV20, or “Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle 20” is one-third cleaner More

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