Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

Green Car Reports

We do our best though, which is how I''ve come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn''t always possible.

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

Green Car Reports

61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. 61 mpg. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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Replacing A 2001 Toyota Prius Battery Pack: What It Cost

Green Car Reports

It's one of the most frequent questions asked about hybrids: What happens if I have to replace the high-voltage battery pack? While Toyota warrants its Prius batteries for 8 years/100,000 miles (or 10 years/150,000 miles in some states), cars more than a decade old won't be covered--and may still have plenty of life left in them. So what does it

2001 85

Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

Green Car Reports

A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that plug-ins are selling faster than hybrid vehicles did at the same phase of their launch. But automotive history may provide another piece of context for looking at how plug-ins are

2001 62

New Data Show Bicycling and Walking in US Up by 25% Since 2001

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Transportation released new data from the Federal Highway Administration’s 2009 National Household Travel Survey which shows that both bicycling and walking trips have increased by 25% since 2001. The FHWA funded Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center included this data in The National Bicycling and Walking Study: A 15-Year Status Report. The report details trends and changes in bicycling and walking since 1994.

2001 83

Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have a 2001 Ford F-150 that gets driven only a couple times a month, and for less then 50 miles. Would you know if there are conversion kits that

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Wolfswagen '69 Baja Bug Project

DIY Electric Car

The donor is a 1969 VW Beetle we've owned since 2001, but it's been in storage since 2003. On July 1st, 2012, I started my latest (and first EV) project. The body is in great shape, and it even has the factory floorpans still.

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We visited NYC's Ford Hub; we still don't know what it was

Green Car Reports

Those who've lived in New York City since 2001 sometimes choose to avoid the World Trade Center site when possible. The area has largely been rebuilt into a combination of offices, shopping, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, with construction on some very tall towers still ongoing. A lunch date with a friend prompted us to wander into the Ford. Mobility

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UQM Technologies reports over $1 million in losses, gearing up for Coda

National Green Transportation

UQM Technologies announced today operating losses of over $1 million, on total revenue of $1,315,060, for the quarter ending June 30, 2001.“First “First quarter revenue and results were lower than expected due to a change in the

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Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, Tesla Car Sharing, Portable Electric Scooter: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Meet our used 2001 Honda Insight hybrid. Today on Green Car Reports: Mercedes-Benz could launch a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in 2017, a crowd-funded Tesla car-sharing service, and an electric scooter that fits in a briefcase. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Startup Vukee hopes to crowd-fund a Tesla car-sharing service. Would you pay $6,000

EPA launches Cleaner Trucks Initiative to update NOx standards for heavy-duty trucks

Green Car Congress

The CTI will include a future rulemaking that will update the existing NO x standard which was last set in 2001 while also streamlining compliance and certification requirements. EPA last revised NO x standards for on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines in January 2001. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) to further decrease NO x emissions from on-highway heavy-duty trucks and engines.

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Maritz Research study finds 42% say fuel economy is extremely important in new vehicle purchase

Green Car Congress

The latest study, conducted in the first quarter, also found: Fuel economy as a purchase reason for B-cars became the top consideration in 2011 (21’percent), up from fourth in 2001 (14’). Fuel economy as a purchase reason for C-cars nearly tripled in importance from 2001 (7%) to 2011 (19%), going from fifth to first. After ranking 16 th in 2001, fuel economy was listed in the top five most important purchase reasons for small utility vehicles in 2011.

2001 85

Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana Natural-Gas Vans Recall: Leak Poses Fire Risk

Green Car Reports

General Motors will recall 2001 through 2014 model-year Chevrolet Express CNG and GMC Savana CNG natural-gas vans due to a fire risk. The recall will address faulty regulators in roughly 3,200 vans, which could cause the compressed natural gas (CNG) used to power the vehicles to leak out. This is GM''s second recall for leaking natural gas since

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Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

Green Car Reports

If you''ve been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker.

2014 Ford Escape: Great Small SUV, Not-So-Great Gas Mileage

Green Car Reports

from 2001 through 2012--not only for its utility, but also for the availability of a hybrid model. The previous model of Ford Escape was a popular car in the U.S. At 32 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive form, the Escape Hybrid was comfortably one of the most economical crossovers on the market. When the all-new Escape arrived for the 2013 model

2014 64

Real-World Gas Mileage Moving Away From EPA Ratings: Report

Green Car Reports

In 2001, it notes, the average difference between rated gas mileage and actual results was 20 percent or less in the Your mileage may vary--but these days, it appears, your mileage may vary more than it used to. According to a new report, the gap between rated fuel efficiency and the real-world gas mileage achieved by actual drivers is increasing.

2001 69

E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

Green Car Reports

The two-year study was conducted on eight different engines from the 2001 through 2009 model years, with a pair of vehicles for each engine tested--one on A new study released today by the Coordinating Research Council says that E15 gasoline, which contains 15 percent ethanol, could damage the engines of certain high-volume car and truck models.

2001 78

Toyota reveals all you need to know about fuel cell cars

Plugs and Cars

An SAE Research Report in 2001 stated that "several automakers have pledged the introduction of fuel cell vehicles, including buses, by 2003-2005." Much has been made of late of Toyota and other automakers claims they will commercialize hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2015. Of course, we've heard these promises/predictions before. DaimlerChrysler, for example, predicted the industry would be selling 100,000 fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by 2004.

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Toyota recalls 75,000 UK cars

Green Cars News

Approximately 75,000 vehicles sold in the UK are affected by the recall, with certain Avensis and Corolla models (July 2001 to March 2009) and second-generation Prius models (July 2003 to April 2009) now registered with Vehicle [.].

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Growth Energy: 2 billion miles on E15

Green Car Congress

E15 is approved for use in all vehicles 2001 and newer, as well as, all flex fuel vehicles, which combined represent more than 87% of the vehicles on the road. Growth Energy announced that in five months, US drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol), bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion.

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

Creative Greenius

I began our interview by asking Lillian about the early days of EPN which she helped found in 2001. What was your environmental priority in 2001 and what is it today? Have you had the impact you hoped to have when you started the org in 2001?

Light 179

Recharging the Dream

Revenge of the Electric Car

In January of 2001 he visited the legendary AC Propulsion of San Dimas, CA to meet Alan Cocconi and test drive ACP’s phenomenal tzero electric sports car. Electric car and renewable energy enthusiast Gerry Gaydos shares his thoughts during a recent trip to California in the nicely narrated video short below.

2008 100

Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain, Honda Insight Update, Buying A Second Charging Cable: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Decoding Toyota''s disdain for electric cars, writer Antony Ingram updates us on his used 2001 Honda Insight, and how to buy a second charging cable for your plug-in electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Catch up on last week''s big stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video. A new lithium-ion

Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?

Green Car Reports

in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric drive and unimaginably high gas mileage. It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really. The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. Twelve years after its initial launch, the Prius family has grown to include four distinct models: the Prius

2001 59

Norwegian Investors Rally to Revived Think Electric Car

Plugs and Cars

This "smarter than Smart" city car was a revelation to me when I leased it in 2001. The Aftenposten reports (in English) on the success Jan Olaf Willums is having at the helm of the revived Think Global.

2007 130

2014 MINI Cooper: Bigger, Faster, More Fuel-Efficient--And Start-Stop Too

Green Car Reports

Most of that change has happened since BMW took the reins and launched its MINI brand in 2001, and we''re now on the third generation of the BMW-developed subcompact. The Mini is one of the most iconic vehicles on the roads, but the car has changed--and grown--rather a lot since its introduction in 1959. It too has grown over the previous

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Pay Attention This Summer When You Gas Up: It Might Be E15

Green Car Reports

That means that drivers will have to pay attention to the labels on their gas pumps, making sure that E15 is only used for cars built in 2001 or later. While the legal status of E15 gasoline is in doubt, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with plans for it to roll out before this summer's driving season. Older vehicles have not

2001 66

Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

Green Car Reports

With maiden wins for its TFSI technology in 2001 and TDI diesel in 2006, Audi will this year Many automakers claim that their exploits in the world of motorsport go towards improving their road cars. It's a tenuous connection sometimes, but Audi could lay fair claim to motorsport -derived technology in its road cars, from its Le Mans program.

2001 59

ZF to launch dual pinion steering systems in China; Electric Power Steering for enhanced safety and automated driving

Green Car Congress

ZF first started production of its EPS technology in 2001 and has since produced more than 35 million units for customers worldwide. ZF has secured contracts for its dual pinion steering systems with three domestic Chinese manufacturers.

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2012 Fiat 500: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

Green Car Reports

Perhaps no new car since the arrival of the MINI in 2001 has caused such a stir. It was a smash hit in Europe, where it went on sale in 2007. Now, it's reached the U.S.--and, and, boy, does it get attention. Driving a 2012 Fiat 500 guarantees stares, questions, and thumbs-up pretty much wherever you go. Powered by a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter

2001 59

Zero Motorcycle Engineer’s Bicycle Is Quicker Than Porsche GT3 RS

Green Car Reports

When we visited Zero Motorcycles’ headquarters in Scotts Valley, California to test-ride its 2011 2001 model year electric motorcycles, we got to meet some of the hardworking engineers responsible for ensuring the company remained at the forefront of the electric motorcycle world.

More than 1,000 fuel stations offering E15 in US

Green Car Congress

E15 is cleaner and cooler burning fuel that works well for cars model 2001 and newer and typically saves up to 10 cents per gallon. Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the US are offering E15—a fuel with 15% ethanol—more than doubling the number of stations from the same time last year. More retailers are responding to consumer demand for those fuel attributes by providing E15 as a choice at their pumps.

Fast charger comes to Voltageville: Envisioning the Future

Plugs and Cars

In 2001 I began driving an electric car, obtaining the last of the ZEV mandate-required EVs. As I got turned on to the benefits and technological readiness of electric cars, the writing was on the wall and EVs began to disappear from California's roads. I got enthused just as the automakers, CARB, the feds, and major environmental organizations ended their various flirtations with EVs. The notion of the plug-in hybrid revived the hope of plugging in.

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2001-2003 Toyota Prius Recall: Steering Nut On Early Hybrids

Green Car Reports

Toyota has issued a recall notice for its very earliest hybrids, the 2001 through 2003 Prius sedan models. The company will replace the pinion-shaft attachment nuts in the electric power steering box, which could loosen over time if the wheel is "repeatedly and strongly turned" to the full-lock position, Toyota said. Drivers with loose nuts may

2001 56

Tesla Powered Th!nks?

Plugs and Cars

I drove a 2001 Ford Th!nk Michael Kanellos over at CNetNews.com reports from the recent Clean-Tech Investor Summit that Tesla Motors will be selling its battery packs to other electric car companies. First in line appears to be Th!nk nk Global of Norway with its ready-for-manufacture Th!nk nk City. Martin Eberhard, CEO of Tesla Motors, said that Tesla has formed a group called Tesla Energy Now to sell battery packs to other companies. "A

2007 100

Government, Renault and Agassi: Making Israel a Better Place for Electric Cars

Plugs and Cars

Not what I wanted for my next car in 2001. Shai Agassi's ambitious Project Better Place takes a step forward today in Israel. The government will announce its support for the venture which has been developing between Agassi and Renault to bring electric cars to the virtual island that is Israel. Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Nissan and Renault will participate in the announcement. As I have commented before, there is no better proving grounds for EVs than Israel. No oil.

2008 100

ICCT/TNO study: Real-world vehicle fuel consumption discrepancy widens to 42% in Europe

Green Car Congress

Since 2001, the discrepancy between official measurements of vehicle efficiency and actual performance of new cars in everyday driving has more than quadrupled—a discrepancy that translates into €450 per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle.

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Greentech Media | Japan Accounts for 70% of Electric Vehicle Patents

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

According to the survey, 16,670 patents concerning electric propulsion vehicles were filed around the world in 2001 to 2006. Of these patent applications, Japanese applicants filed more applications than applicants in any other region, accounting for 6,869 (76 percent) in 1995 to 2000 and 11,553 (69 percent) in 2001 to 2006.

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New SoCalGas truck loan program for fleets interested in switching from diesel to near-zero natural gas trucks

Green Car Congress

g/bhp-hr) since 2001. Southern California Gas Co. SoCalGas) has launched the new SoCalGas Truck Loan Program. The program allows qualified fleet owners the opportunity to try out the latest in heavy-duty natural gas truck technology by test-driving a 12L near-zero truck.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

model in 2001 by the DOEs Argonne National Lab estimates hybrids reduce greenhouse gases by 22%, and plug-in hybrids by 36% (see table 2). About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Car-Makers Say.

California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

Green Car Congress

They fell 23% from a peak of 14 metric tons per person (roughly equal to driving 34,000 miles) in 2001 to 10.8 The carbon intensity of California’s economy has dropped 38% since the 2001 peak and is now one-half the national average.

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Here It Is: New 2012 Ford Escape, But Will There Be a Hybrid?

Green Car Reports

It was first introduced as a 2001 model, and has been restyled twice. The Ford Escape compact sport utility, including its hybrid model, is now long in the tooth or beyond. It still sells well, though, and Ford continues to update the hybrid model. Nonetheless, it's overdue for replacement. Now, word has leaked out that Ford will

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EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Green Car Reports

Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars from the 2001 through 2006 model year as well. Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. E15 contains 15 percent ethanol, half again as high as the legal maximum today of 10 percent in E10 gasoline. Automakers sue to

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