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

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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.

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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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Satellite study suggests California clean air regulations working to reduce PM2.5 emissions in state

Green Car Congress

km-resolution MISR aerosol properties over Southern California for years 2001–2003, 2007–2009 and 2013–2015. Scientists from Emory University, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board teamed to analyze satellite data to determine the 15-year trend of PM 2.5

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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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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

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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

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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.

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New solid polymer electrolyte outperforms Nafion; novel polymer folding

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2001, 185, 29–39, Fig. Kreuer (2001) “On the development of proton conducting polymer membranes for hydrogen and methanol fuel cells,” Journal of Membrane Science Volume 185, Issue 1, Pages 29-39 doi: 10.1016/S0376-7388(00)00632-3.

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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?

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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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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.

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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.

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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

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Volkswagen brand creating separate Board of Management division for e-mobility; headed by Thomas Ulbrich

Green Car Congress

Following further positions in Wolfsburg and Emden, he became Technical Managing Director and Speaker of the Management Board of Auto 5000 in Wolfsburg in 2001. In an effort further to strengthen its e-mobility activities, the Volkswagen brand is creating a separate Board of Management division for e-mobility.

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ICCT analysis finds real-world vehicle fuel consumption gap in Europe at all-time high of 42%

Green Car Congress

However, says Dr. Peter Mock, Managing Director of ICCT Europe, since 2001 Europe has seen the largest increase in its gap. As a result, less than half of the on-paper reductions in CO 2 emission values since 2001 have been realized in practice, ICCT says.

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Johnson Controls introducing 11 new AGM battery group sizes to meet vehicle electrical demand

Green Car Congress

Johnson Controls has been manufacturing AGM batteries since 2001 and has produced 28 million batteries since 2007. To meet the increasing electrical demand in modern cars (which can have more than 150 electrical devices to meet consumer and industry requirements for safety, comfort and sustainability), Johnson Controls Power Solutions will introduce 11 new Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM) battery group sizes at the 2017 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.

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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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UPS to deploy 35 ARRIVAL purpose-built lightweight electric delivery vans in London and Paris

Green Car Congress

UPS has a long history with electric vehicles, having first introduced them into its fleet in the US in the 1930s, and reintroduced modern EVs in 2001.

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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.

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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.

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Yosemite first US national park to purchase electric buses from Proterra

Green Car Congress

In 2001, the park began replacing its diesel bus fleet with diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. Yosemite National Park will add two Proterra Catalyst electric buses to its fleet. Yosemite is the first US National Park to add zero-emission buses to its shuttle fleet permanently. Last year, the National Park Service (NPS) recorded 331 million visits. This August alone, the parks attracted 40 million people nationwide with 609,676 visitors at Yosemite.

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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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US drivers log more than 1B miles on E15

Green Car Congress

The EPA approves E15 for use in any vehicle manufactured since 2001, which equates to 9 out of 10 cars on the road today. According to Growth Energy’s ongoing analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15. Today, E15 is sold at more than 800 retail outlets across 29 states.

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Volkswagen Group and SOVAC to produce vehicles in Algeria

Green Car Congress

SOVAC has been a sales partner for the Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA and Porsche brands since 2001. The Volkswagen Group has signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria through a joint venture with SOVAC S.P.A., Volkswagen’s sales partner in the region. From the spring of 2017, the joint venture company SOVAC Production S.P.A. will produce selected Group models.

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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

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Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

Green Car Congress

Yadea Group Holdings Limited was founded in Wuxi, China in 2001 and designs and manufactures two-wheeled e-vehicles. China-based Yadea has launched its Z3 electric scooter, initially into 15 countries including China, Germany, Korea, and Colombia. Starting price is US$3,388.

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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

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

FOLLOW ME IF YOU WANT TO LIVE. As our planet’s atmosphere overheats because the greenhouse gas firewall we’ve built by burning fossil fuels works so damn well, there is one secret weapon we can all still whip out if we want to fight back and try to save ourselves from frying.

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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

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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.

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The Greenius Goes Into Overdrive

Creative Greenius

The EPN has been around since 2001 and to be honest, I should have gotten involved with them a long time ago. The Greenius in Yosemite.

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