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Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Japanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine. Both hybrid cars will go on sale at dealerships in Japan on November 11 with a combined sales target of 1,500units monthly.

Insight tops Japanese best-sellers list

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Having already surpassed the Toyota Prius during its first month of sales in the UK, Honda’s Insight is now ranked as the best selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April marking the first time a hybrid model has been the top seller during any monthly sales period.

Honda to begin sales of refreshed Insight hybrid and new Freed hybrids in Japan; new Insight Exclusive with 1.5-liter engine joins lineup

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The Insight Exclusive. introduced the newly refreshed Insight hybrid model, accompanied by the new Insight Exclusive model featuring a 1.5-liter engine. Honda will begin sales of both hybrid models at dealerships across Japan on 11 November. compact size) minivan and tall wagon hybrid vehicles.

Prius tops the sales charts again

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Whoever thought the only certainties in life were death and taxes clearly hasn’t paid attention to the sales charts in Japan lately. It is the fifth successive month for Prius to be the number one selling new car in Japan according to official data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Honda puts new hybrid car on sale

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The company has started to sell the VEZEL hybrid: which is meant to fuse the qualities of an elegant coupe with a dynamic SUV whil[.].

Insight Becomes First Hybrid Vehicle to Rank as Best-Selling Vehicle in Japan

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Insight sales in Japan from launch. Honda’s Insight ( earlier post ) ranked as the best-selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April—excluding mini-vehicles with displacement of less than 660cc—with sales of 10,481 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Why Can't U.S. Buyers Get Hybrid Toyota Yaris & Honda Fit?

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Both Toyota and Honda are hybrid pioneers. Both companies sell subcompact gasoline models (the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Fit) and separate subcompact hybrid models (the Toyota Prius C and Honda Insight). buyers don't know is that those companies also sell hybrid versions of the Yaris and Fit. What most U.S.

Initial Orders For Insight Hybrid in Japan Top 10,000 Units, More than 2X the Monthly Goal

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Ten days after it went on sale in Japan ( earlier post ), the new Honda Insight Hybrid has racked up orders for more than 10,000 units—more than double the monthly sales goal. Nikkei.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 hybrid vehicle sales.

New Honda Insight 10th-Best Selling Car in Japan in February, Edges Out Prius

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Honda’s Insight hybrid was Japan’s 10 th -best-selling new car in February, excluding minicars, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Honda received more than 15,000 orders for the Insight, which was launched that month. Nevertheless, the Insight made No. Nikkei.

Honda Insight Sales Take Plunge, Company Reconsiders Hybrid Fit

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Honda had initially set a sales goal of the newly redesigned Honda Insight at 200,000 units in 2010, its first full year of production.  Last year, the company sold 130,445 total units worldwide since the Insight's introduction which began in Japan in February and spread throughout the rest of the

Honda Begins Sales of All-New Fit and Fit Hybrid in Japan

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Layout of the system components in the Fit Hybrid. The Fit Hybrid will be offered at the starting price of ¥1.59 The Fit Hybrid IPU.

All-New Honda Fit On Sale Today (In Japan), Including Fit Hybrid

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Honda''s all-new Fit launches today in its home country of Japan, and with it comes the latest version of the Fit Hybrid--with Honda''s completely new hybrid drivetrain technology.

Report: Honda to Advance Hybrid Fit for Japan to 2010

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The Nikkei reports that Honda will release the hybrid version of its Fit subcompact in Japan in fall 2010, about 18 months ahead of the earlier schedule. The company had initially planned to introduce the hybrid Fit in 2012, when the vehicle will be fully remodeled.

Honda to Begin Selling Insight and CR-Z Hybrids in China By End of 2012

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Honda will begin selling two hybrid models produced in Japan—the Insight and CR-Z—in China before the end of 2012, said Honda Motor Co., In addition, said Ito, Acura will introduce its first hybrid model within the next three years. Last year, Honda sales set a new record of 580,000 units in China.

Honda Insight Sells 569 Units in First Week of US Sales

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The Honda 2010 Insight hybrid, which made its sales debut in the US in limited quantities on 24 March, posted sales of 569 units through the end of the month. Sales of the Insight in Japan, which began in February, have been brisk, and have helped the automaker weather the slump there.

Honda hybrid cars smash sales barrier

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It was another successful year for Honda’s range of hybrid cars – as they surpassed 800,000 cumulative sales worldwide at the end of December, 2011. It has been 12 years and two months since the first generation Honda Insight was introduced in Japan in November, 1999. More recently, Honda has introduced six new hybrid cars [.].

Report: Honda to Aggressively Price New Fit Hybrid In Japan

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has decided to sell its new hybrid car for around ¥1.59 million (about US$18,600), which will be the lowest price for a gasoline-electric vehicle sold in Japan, according to company sources. million yen price tag for the cheapest model of its Insight hybrid put on sale in February last year. million yen, analysts said.

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Now On Sale in Japan; Targeting 1,000 Units Per Month

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has begun sales of the all-new CR-Z (“Compact Renaissance Zero”) hybrid ( earlier post ) in Japan on Friday, February 26, 2010.

ALABC lead-acid UltraBattery Civic hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

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In a project co-funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by Ecotality North America, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has demonstrated the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle. Japan (Furakawa) and East Penn Manufacturing Co.,

Prius Continues to Dominate New Vehicle Sales in Japan

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Monthly Prius sales in Japan. Honda’s Insight hybrid was fifth, with 10,289 units sold. Data: JADA. Click to enlarge.

Prius Top Selling Car in Japan in May

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Prius sales in Japan by month since January 2007. Data: JADA. Click to enlarge.

Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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The vehicle scooped the Car of the Year award in Japan in its debut year, and the third generation of the model took the prize again in 2009.

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Honda to introduce three hybrids to China market this year, local production of EVs

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Within this year, Honda will introduce three hybrid models to the China market. All three models, the CR-Z, the Insight and the Fit Hybrid, are equipped with Honda’s original IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) lightweight and compact hybrid system. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle ManufacturersEarlier post.).

Honda to Begin Sales of CR-Z and Fit Hybrids in Japan in 2010

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confirmed plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010. The Fit was Japan’s top-selling model from January-June this year, with 65,589 units sold. line at its Suzuka Factory, the production of Insight also began on Suzuka’s No. Honda Motor Co.,

Prius tops the charts in Japan

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To the surprise of… well, nobody really… the Toyota Prius was once again the top-selling car in Japan in June marking the second month in a row the vehicle has topped the sales charts in its native country. times the number it sold in June 2008 at 6,231 units - according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Prius Accounts for 10% of All New Passenger Car Sales in Japan in November

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Monthly sales of the Prius in Japan since 2007. Combined, the two dedicated hybrids accounted for 13.5% of new vehicle sales for the month.

Lux: Panasonic has 39% share of plug-in vehicle batteries, thanks to its deal with Tesla

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Batteries for hybrids and plug-in vehicles are growing fast, more than tripling over the past three years to reach 1.4 Source: Lux Research.

One in 10 new cars sold is… a Toyota Prius

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Success doesn’t come much more resounding than this – one out of every 10 new cars sold in Japan during November was a Toyota Prius. The vehicle maintained its top spot in Japan new passenger car sales for the seventh month in a row, posting 26,815 units according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association.

Hybrids in Japan Grabbed 12% New Vehicle Market Share in May

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Hybrids represented 12% of new light-duty vehicle sales—excluding minicars—in Japan in May, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. With a total of 21,601 units sold, this was the first time that the monthly new vehicle share of hybrids topped 10%. Nikkei. Earlier post.). Earlier post.).

Honda Study Finds Insights Eco Assist System Results in Average 10% Improvement in Fuel Economy After 300 Drives, Up to 20% Max

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study by Honda in Japan found that drivers using the new Eco Assist system on the new Honda Insight hybrid improved their fuel economy on average by 10%, up to a maximum of 20%, after 300 drives. million data points from about 5,000 Insights, from February to August 2009. Honda Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist).

Report: Honda planning to double hybrid sales in Japan to more than 20% next fiscal year

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plans to have hybrids account for more than 20% of its Japanese sales next fiscal year, double fiscal 2010’s roughly 10%, citing the company’s sales plan. The company also plans to release a hybrid version of the Freed next autumn—its first hybrid minivan. The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co.

Study: Eco driving could improve fuel economy by 20 per cent

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A new study by Honda in Japan has revealed just how much fuel drivers could save by adopting a fuel efficient driving style. It found that drivers using the new Eco Assist system on the Honda Insight Hybrid improved fuel economy by an average of 10 per cent and potentially as much as 20 per cent [.].

Toyota Prius Tops Passenger Car Sales in Japan in 2009; 5.3% Share of New Passenger Car Market

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Top 10 sellers in Japan in 2009. Click to enlarge.

Prius Top-Selling Car in Japan for Second Month in a Row with 22,292 Units

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Toyota’s Prius was the top-selling car in Japan in June for the second month in a row, with sales of 22,292 units—3.58 times June 2008 results of 6,231 units— according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA). Honda’s hybrid Insight came in fourth in June with 8,782 units, behind the Honda Fit and the Toyota Vitz.

Mitsubishi Fuso Has Sold More than 500 Hybrid Trucks in Japan

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has sold more than 500 units of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid truck model in Japan to date. The hybrid truck’s fuel efficiency benefits best take effect in stop-and-go traffic and delivery operations for parcel services and wholesalers, for example.

Prius number one in Japan again

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Now you could say the same about the top selling passenger vehicle list in Japan. For the fourth successive month, the Toyota Prius topped the charts according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Overall, sales in Japan increased by eight per cent year on year, to 179,766 units.

Honda to increase green car output

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Demand is so high for green cars after government incentives were introduced in Japan, that the Honda Motor Company, the country’s number two car manufacturer, has said it will start partial weekend shifts at two factories in a bid to push low emission vehicles off the production line.

CR-Z is Hot in Japan, Sales Higher than Expected

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Honda can't afford another hybrid failure.  After lackluster sales of the newly redesigned Insight, Honda needs a hit in the hybrid segment.  They are hopeful that the upcoming CR-Z can garner sales success and be a hit here in the States, but the outlook is uncertain. 

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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TDI quattro plug-in hybrid. Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to use this technology in a production plug-in hybrid. mph) in 6.0