Honda Plug-In Hybrid Given California 'OK'

California recently put some rather tough new smog standards into play, but that isn't stopping innovative auto brand Honda from rising to the challenge. The California Air Resources Board recently officially approved the 2014 Accord PHEV in the state.

The new California smog emissions are designed to reduce smog-forming emissions from new vehicles by 75 percent in the state by 2025. The new regulations were approved one year ago, and it was announced in late December that Honda was the first automaker to comply.

Tom Cackette, Deputy Executive Officer of the Air Resources Board, boasts, "Honda has demonstrated that a dedicated commitment to the environment and advanced engineering at every level of the company can deliver the cleanest cars well ahead of schedule."1

The next plug-in EV (PHEV) to make its way to the state for approval could be the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, which will go on sale in Japan later this month. Though the company has yet to make an announcement about this vehicle's arrival in the United States, in Japan, prices start at the U.S. equivalent of about $38,000.

Of course, this vehicle isn't the only fuel-efficient ride that our favorite Japanese automaker offers drivers. In fact, many of the current new Honda models available here at Barber Honda, conveniently located at 4500 Wible Road Bakersfield, CA 93313 and serving Valencia, CA and the surrounding areas. Why not stop by and test drive a gas-sipping new Honda today?

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