Honda Hybrids are Series Hybrids which at first glance wouldn't seem to benefit much from a PHEV conversion as they don't have an EV-mode like the Toyota Prius. However by charging a larger battery the 10kW IMA could most likely be run in assist mode to displace gas consumption and push the mileage (in the case of the Insight) way up into the 100's on the freeway! Of course, untill someone actually tries it we can't say for sure how well it would work...
- IMA - Intigrated Motor Assist
- MIMA - Manual IMA
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