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Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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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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Replacing A 2001 Toyota Prius Battery Pack: What It Cost

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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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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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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

2001 14

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

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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

2001 23

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

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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.

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

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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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E15 Ethanol Fuel Can Damage Engines, New Automaker Study Says

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

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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

Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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The company initially built the plant in Hungary in 2001 to manufacture cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and remodeled it for PDP production several years thereafter. Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe.

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

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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

2001 14

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

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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 13

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

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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.

2001 12

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

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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

2001 12

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

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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.

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

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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 13

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

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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 11

Toyota announces aggressive environmental targets through 2050; cutting new vehicle CO2 by 90% compared to 2010

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On the manufacturing side, Toyota is targeting cutting production process-related CO 2 emissions per vehicle from new plants and new production lines to roughly half of 2001 levels by 2020, and roughly a third by 2030.

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Riversimple introduces Rasa prototype two-seater fuel cell vehicle; 300 miles on 1.5kg H2; production version in 2018

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Riversimple Movement Ltd. unveiled the Rasa, a road-legal engineering prototype of its first two-seater hydrogen fuel cell road car, built for full European type approval. Earlier post.)

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EPA approves first applications for registration of ethanol to make E15

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Registration of ethanol to make E15 is a significant step toward its production, sale, and use in model year 2001 and newer gasoline-fueled cars and light trucks. E15 is not permitted for use in motor vehicles built prior to 2001 model year and in off-road vehicles and equipment such as boats and lawn and garden equipment.

2001 29

Ballard signs fuel cell supply agreement with Solaris; initial order of 10 modules as range extenders for electric trolley buses

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Since the start of production in 1996, Solaris has manufactured more than 15,000 vehicles for delivery to 30 countries including Latvia, where the company has been active since 2001.

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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g/bhp-hr) since 2001. Cummins Westport Inc. CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced. The 8.9-liter ISL G NZ is the first MidRange engine in North America to receive emission certification from both US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California to meet the optional 0.02 g/bhp-hr.

2016 35

Yadea launches Z3 electric scooter with connectivity app

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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.

Daimler chief Zetsche: Daimler working toward swarm organization; mobility services, digitalization and e-mobility

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Eric Bonabeau and Christopher Meyer (2001) “ Swarm Intelligence: A Whole New Way to Think About Business ” Harvard Business Review. In an interview with Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche , Daimler CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche said that the company is implementing swarm organization management techniques to enable more rapid development in emerging critical areas such as digitalization, mobility services and e-mobility.

2016 26

Audi To Rival Toyota In Fielding Hybrid Racer At Le Mans

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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.

Strategic consortium to commercialize Virent’s BioForming Technology for low carbon fuels and bio-paraxylene

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The APR technology was discovered at the University of Wisconsin in 2001 by Virent’s co-founder and chief technology officer, Dr. Randy Cortright.

2016 29

Tesoro to acquire renewable fuels company Virent

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The APR technology was discovered at the University of Wisconsin in 2001 by Virent’s co-founder and chief technology officer, Dr. Randy Cortright.

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ICCT update finds real-world vehicle fuel economy gap continues to widen in Europe to 40%

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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 now translates into €450 (US$500) per year in extra fuel costs for the average vehicle.

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

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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

TRW’s Electric Park Brake technology gains momentum in NA market with awards from two major OEMs

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TRW launched the first integrated caliper EPB system in 2001 and is bringing the wide range of functional and ancillary benefits of EPB to the North American market with the launch of EPB expected in the 2013 model year. TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

Redpine Signals introduces multi-protocol wireless V2X solution with ultra-low power and low cost

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Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine Signals has introduced a multi-protocol wireless solution with ultra-low power and a low cost designed to drive the emergence of the connected car.

2001 18

Consortium successfully runs silicon carbide multiport DC-DC converter in EV

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Prodrive has worked on hybrid and electric vehicle programs for more than a decade, starting with a prototype four-wheel drive parallel petrol/electric hybrid built in 2001. Silicon Carbide multiport DC-DC converter fitted to the Tata Vista EV. Click to enlarge. A consortium led by motorsport and technology company Prodrive has successfully run a silicon carbide-based multiport DC-DC converter in an electric car.

Ford studying space-based robot telematics with St. Petersburg Polytechnic to improve connected vehicle communication

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2001) Communication system architecture for planetary exploration. Aerospace Conference, 2001, IEEE Proceedings. Ford has begun a three-year. three-year research partnership with the telematics department of St.

2001 14

Audi acquires stake in Cubic Telecom for connected vehicle work

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Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV) has been developing new technologies for the automobiles of the Audi brand since October 2001. Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), Audi has acquired a stake in the Irish mobile‑telephony provider, Cubic Telecom, a global forerunner in machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand.

2nd Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

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ADTF has been developed by Audi Electronics Venture GmbH since 2001 in collaboration with various specialist departments at Audi. Audi Electronic Venture GmbH ( AEV ), a fully owned Audi subsidiary, is holding the second Audi Autonomous Driving Cup from 22-24 March 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt.

2016 24

2012 Fiat 500: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

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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

VW unveiling new electric microbus concept in Geneva

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In 2001, Volkswagen developed a modern concept version it called the Microbus concept. Volkswagen is unveiling an electric microbus concept at the Geneva Motor show. The original Microbus (called the Bulli in Germany) was introduced in 1950.

Senate bill would enable sales of E15 and higher ethanol blends year round; RVP waiver

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In June 2011, EPA approved blends of 15 vol % ethanol in gasoline for use in model year 2001 and newer passenger cars, light-trucks and medium-duty vehicles. US Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have introduced the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act. The bill would amend the Clean Air Act to extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to ethanol blends above 10%.

Electric Car Conversion Kit for F150

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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

Li-ion maker Amprius raises $30M to accelerate commercialization of high-energy, high-capacity batteries

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SAIF Partners was founded in 2001 and currently manages over $3.6 Amprius, a developer of high-energy and high-capacity lithium-ion batteries using silicon nanowire anodes ( earlier post ), has raised $30 million in Series C funding. Amprius will use the funds to commercialize its batteries and further develop the next generations of its advanced batteries.

Clean Air Power launches Genesis Edge Dual Fuel Volvo Euro5 truck in Australia

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CAP says that Australia is a mature Dual Fuel market and its existing Caterpillar product, which has sold more than 200 units, is reaching the end of its life cycle having been operational since 2001. Clean Air Power CAP), the developer of a dual-fuel combustion technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on a combination of diesel and natural gas, has launched its Genesis Edge Dual Fuel Volvo FM13 Euro5 product in Australia. Earlier post.).