Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

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Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Green CNG Civic GX Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Honda Civic Natural Gas natural gas plug-in cars

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Honda discontinuing Civic Hybrid, Civic natural gas model, Accord plug-in hybrid; new BEV, PHEV models coming

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Due in part to Honda’s ability to advance fuel economy through conventional engine technology, the Civic lineup will no longer include a hybrid or a natural gas model, according to John Mendel, Executive Vice President, Automobile Division American Honda Motor Co., Honda currently is selling the MY 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid. Honda will launch the all-new 10 th -generation Civic this fall. Sales of the Civic Hybrid were down 10.2%

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Tesla Model 3 SUV, Honda Civic Hybrid Axed, DC Charging Prices: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla plans a Model 3 crossover, Honda plans to kill its Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas models, and DC fast-charging prices fluctuate. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla adds a liquid-cooled charging cable to one of its Supercharger stations. Could it speed up charging even more? California legislation seeks to radically cut energy. Today in Car News

Honda Civic Hybrid And Honda CR-Z: Sales Likely To End Soon?

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While sales of the 47-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid mid-size sedan have ticked up as supply grows, the camaker''s two other hybrid offerings seem to be in limbo. The Honda Civic Hybrid, a compact four-door sedan, and the Honda CR-Z two-seat sport hatchback are still in the lineup--but their 2014 sales continued to fall. With a hybrid system that''s been

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Honda Civic Hybrid: Battery Unreliable, Consumer Reports Says

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The 2012 Honda Civic dampened the publication’s enthusiasm for the Honda brand; it was the first Honda Civic we can recall that wasn’t recommended by CR, thanks largely to a redesign rushed to market to cut Automaker Honda used to be the darling of Consumer Reports, with its models perpetually scoring better than average in CR testing.

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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: 44-MPG Compact's High Points (Video)

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The largest single model launch at the New York Auto Show two weeks ago was the 2012 Honda Civic line, with five separate models, new styling, and better fuel economy. The highest gas mileage in the entire lineup comes from the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda projects it will achieve 44 mpg for each of its three EPA ratings: city, highway, and

Honda adds 2014 Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas to US 2014 Civic lineup

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Honda is adding the 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas models to its 2014 Civic lineup in the US. The 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid has an improved EPA rating of 44/47/45 mpg city/highway/combined (5.3/5.0/5.2 The 2014 Civic Hybrid is on-sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,635. The Civic Natural Gas comes in a standard and Leather Navi trim, both with a 5-speed automatic transmission.

2013 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

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The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognisable from its first-generation counterpart

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Civic hybrid driver to sue Honda over fuel economy claims

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Honda is to be taken to court by a Californian driver of one of its 2006 model Civic Hybrid cars over claims that the car fails to live up to its fuel economy ratings. Honda Hybrid cars California Civic hybrid lawsuit sueFormer corporate attorney Heather Peters is to take the car giant to the small claims court, avoiding a class-action suit, where [.].

California Extends Deadline On Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case

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It's when that mileage varies outside of reasonable expectations that people start to take issue, and that's exactly what happened when 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid owner Heather Peters was unable to match Honda's 50 mpg claims for the car. When it comes to gas mileage figures, we're always told "your mileage may vary".

Honda Civic Hybrid to be more efficient than ever

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With fuel economy estimates in excess of 40mpg, the new Honda Civic HF and the Honda Civic Hybrid promise to be more efficient than ever before. The Civic HF will be the most fuel efficient petrol model in the line-up. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Honda Civic Honda Civic HF honda civic hybrid Honda ECO Assist

Honda Recalls 2006-2007 Civic Hybrids To Replace DC-DC Converter

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Honda said yesterday it would recall 36,700 of its 2006 and 2007 Civic Hybrid models to replace a key component of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. The part to be replaced is the DC-to-DC converter, which adjusts the voltage of power moved among different components of the hybrid system. The company said the existing converters in the

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

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Monthly fuel economy of the retrofitted Honda Civic during the first 9 months of the fleet test. 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. —“Development and Testing of an UltraBattery - Equipped Honda Civic”. Batteries Hybrids

44-MPG 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid At NY Auto Show: Drive Review

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The Honda Civic Hybrid was only the third hybrid model sold in the U.S., starting way back in 2003, and it was the brand's first mainstream hybrid. It's been a solid member of Honda's Civic lineup ever since, consistently returning the best gas mileage of any Civic model. Now in its third generation, the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid is by far the most

Woman Wins Suit Against Honda For Low Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage

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For Heather Peters -- former attorney and owner of a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid -- the answer is a resounding yes. If you buy a new car but can’t get anywhere near the gas mileage the automaker says you should, can you sue them for misleading you? At the Torrance Small Claims Court in California yesterday, Los Angeles County Superior Court

Honda Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Class-Action Settled

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Over the past few years, we’ve been following with interest the ongoing legal battle between Honda and owners of its 2003-2008 Civic Hybrid. That Honda sold the Civic Hybrid on the basis of a claimed 50 mpg gas mileage that no-one could achieve. Now a proposed Californian class-action settlement between Honda and Civic hybrid

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: GreenCarReports Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominee

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Though always overshadowed by the more distinctive Toyota Prius, the hybrid model of the Honda Civic compact sedan has been a longstanding competitor in the field of high-mileage hybrid cars. First launched as a 2003 model, the Honda Civic Hybrid has been entirely redesigned for the 2012 model year. Most important for the hybrid model, it uses an

2012 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

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The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is unrecognisable from its first-generation counterpart

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Why An Old, Used Honda Civic Hybrid Is Good For Your Health

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We all know that the venerable Toyota Prius is the most well-known of all hybrids on the market today, both in terms of numbers made and its impressive gas mileage. But if you’re in the market for a used hybrid you might be surprised to know that a used 2006-2010 Honda Civic Hybrid might be actually better for your family’s health than

2014 Honda Civic Hybrid On Sale Today, Natural Gas In 10 Days

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Honda has finished revamping the compact Civic compact lineup with the relaunch of its two greenest models. The refreshed 2014 Honda Civic Hybrid sedan goes on sale today with slightly higher fuel-economy ratings, while the 2014 Civic Natural Gas hits showrooms in 10 days. MORE: 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas: First Drive Equipped with a 1.5-liter

Honda Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Case: What Factors Are At Play?

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At the start of January, we told you about the owner of a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid who was taking the Japanese automaker to the small claims court. Heather Peters, alongside other owners who are filing similar class-action lawsuits against Honda, all claim that their Honda Civic Hybrids cannot achieve the gas mileage official EPA ratings say is

Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Class Action OK, Says Attorneys General

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When 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid owner Heather Peters took Honda to Small Claims Court for what she said was misleading and unachievable gas mileage claims, the world looked on with interest. Not everyone thought Peters would win. But when she did -- to the tune of nearly $10,000 in damages -- attorneys general in California and four other states were

Honda Extends Warranties On 2006-11 Civic Hybrids Due To Gas Leak

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Honda has just announced that it will be giving some 80,000 owners of its 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid an extended warranty after concerns that small cracks may form in the car’s gas tank. “The potential fuel leakage is very small from the top area of the tank where the fuel filler meets the tank,” Honda spokesman Chris Martin

2015 Civic Hybrid and Natural Gas join 2015 siblings this month in showrooms

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Honda’s 2015 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas vehicles are joining the already released 2015 Civic Sedan, Civic Coupe and Civic Si in showrooms in the US. The 2015 Civic Hybrid launches at Honda dealers nationwide on November 5 with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $24,735. The 2015 Civic Natural Gas goes on sale at Honda dealers in 37 states beginning on 19 November with an MSRP starting at $26,740.

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Honda’s fuel economy claims misleading, rules court

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A Californian owner of a Civic hybrid has successfully won her small claims court lawsuit against the car’s maker, Honda. According to the LA Times, Civic owner Heather Peters has been awarded $9,867.19 Honda Honda Civic hybridin damages after a Los Angeles County court commissioner ruled that the American arm of Honda had negligently mislead Peters when it [.].

Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case Heads To Small Claims Court

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When you buy a new car, you’ll probably use manufacturers’ own gas mileage estimates alongside the official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy database to help you choose which car will be best for you. Any of these gas mileage figures -- whether official or not -- can only offer a guide to how a given car will drive

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Our MPGs Vs Consumer Reports: Volt, Civic Hybrid, Jetta TDI, Lexus CT 200h, Fiat 500

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The good folks over at Consumer Reports are the ultimate rationalists when it comes to testing and buying cars. They don't use media-fleet cars, but buy their test vehicles anonymously. Their rigorous assessments make hard-nosed fleet buyers look like flighty schoolgirls in comparison. In the October issue, the CR gang has published its final

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Honda’s Indiana plant to boost production capacity; add Civic Hybrid

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Early next year, HMIN will add production of the Civic Hybrid, Honda’s most popular hybrid model in the United States. Indiana was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle when it started Acura ILX Hybrid production in April. HMIN produces the Civic Sedan and the Civic Natural Gas on the same assembly line with the Acura ILX.

The 60 MPG Honda Civic. Not Sold In The U.S.

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The most frugal Civic U.S. drivers can currently buy is the 2013 Civic Hybrid. There, the Civic is a five-door hatchback rather than four-door sedan, and the styling The low-key sedan manages 44 mpg in city, highway and combined driving, sips gasoline, and goes about its business with relative anonymity. In Europe, things are a little different.

Every 2014 And 2015 Hybrid Car In The U.S.: Ultimate Guide

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Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were just four hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. Honda also offered the Civic Hybrid. And Ford''s Escape Hybrid had just made its One was the first-generation Toyota Prius. The original Honda Insight was still going strong as the most efficient vehicle on sale (and only plug-in cars still better it today).

2011 Honda Civic / Civic Hybrid / Civic GX

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For many years, the Honda Civic has been one of the two top-selling compact cars in the U.S. It has been the sporty alternative to the stolid, reliable Toyota Corolla, with the Civic retaining a younger audience and a hipper image. The 2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid are now in the sixth and last year of their life, with an all-new model expected for

The Hybrid Supercars You Can't Afford Even If You Want Them

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Buying a hybrid used to be so simple. You'd go to your local Toyota or Honda dealer, and buy a Prius or a Civic Hybrid/Insight (delete as appropriate). Now, everything is going hybrid--and that includes luxury cars and supercars. You won't find us complaining: if manufacturers are making some of their most exciting cars greener--yet still faster

2015 Honda Civic Gas Mileage: 45-MPG Hybrid, 33-MPG Regular Models Unchanged

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The Honda Civic is a renowned gas-sipper in the compact car market and the latest iteration of the hybrid model is no exception. For 2015, the Civic Hybrid continues the 2014 car''s gas mileage of 45 mpg combined (44 mpg city, 47 mpg highway), itself an improvement on the 2013 model''s 44 mpg all-round.

Best Used Green Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid. Where hybrids major on low emissions, the assistance Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. Now it's the turn of a car known for its fuel, rather than its drivetrain--the Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

Our Guide To Every Hybrid Car On Sale In The U.S.

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Turn back the clock by one decade, and there were three hybrid cars on sale in the U.S. One was the first-generation Toyota Prius, the original Honda Insight was still going strong as the most efficient vehicle on sale, and Honda also offered the Civic Hybrid. Today, including different transmission options that figure has risen to 48, giving

Honda Civic Hybrid: Software Upgrade Fixes Battery Issue

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Honda is asking Civic Hybrid owners to bring their cars back to the dealership for a software upgrade, as the hybrid system's original power management tactics might result in a battery life that's shorter than intended. "We We discovered that under certain circumstances the earlier version of the software would allow the battery to frequently reach

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Hammer It, How High Is Gas Mileage?

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Honda has managed to raise the gas mileage ratings on all of its new 2012 Civic models, including the 2012 Civic Hybrid, which is rated at a combined 44 mpg. But, we wondered how the Honda Civic In a road test over several days last May, we managed to get a real-world 45.3 mpg over a route that was about two-thirds highway, one-thirds local.

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Civic Hybrid Owners Sue Company Over Gas Mileage Concerns, Owners Awarded $500-$1000 Off Next Honda Purchase

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In the case of the 2003-2008 Honda Civic Hybrid, the automaker has decided to award those who purchased the vehicle but are disappointed with their actual gas What happens if you purchase a vehicle based on the stated mileage claims listed on the window sticker only to later discover that your vehicle does not achieve the lofty numbers listed?

Ouch! Honda Yanks Civic Hybrid AND Insight Off Sale In Canada

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The "cheapest hybrid" sold just 20,000 copies, and Honda's other hybrid, the 2010 Civic Hybrid, fell by several thousand as well. As early as last year's U.S. sales figures for green cars, it was apparent that the 2010 Honda Insight wasn't doing well. Now the repurcusions are being felt. A reader tipped off our comrades at Autoblog Green that both

Cash or Coupon for Honda Civic Hybrid Owners In Mileage Lawsuit

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If you're one of the 120,000 people who own a Honda Civic Hybrid made between 2003 and 2008, you may already know about the proposed settlement to a lawsuit against Honda contending its advertising overestimated the gas mileage of your car. If you're not aware of the suit, read up quick. EPA ratings: 49 mpg city, 51 mpg highway In brief, two Honda