Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

Green Car Reports

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 Civic Hybrid to be more efficient than ever

Green Cars News

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 Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Class-Action Settled

Green Car Reports

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

Civic hybrid driver to sue Honda over fuel economy claims

Green Cars News

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 [.].

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Congress

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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Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2006-2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

Green Car Reports

Now in its third generation, the Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the stalwarts of the compact hybrid class, having been around in one form or another since its introduction to the U.S. in 2002. Here we're looking at the popular 2006-2011 model, as one of our Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. While not as overtly green, nor as economical as the

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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2011 Honda Civic / Civic Hybrid / Civic GX

Green Car Reports

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

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2013 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

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

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid Will Be Made In U.S., Not Japan

Green Car Reports

Honda has announced that the 2013 Civic Hybrid will be made in the U.S. version of the four-door compact hybrid sedan will commence at Honda’s Indiana manufacturing Thanks to the spiraling costs associated with building cars in Japan and shipping them to the U.S., Currently made in Japan and shipped to customers in North America, the U.S.

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid: Multi-Day Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Honda Civic range, launched at last month's New York Auto Show, includes two models devoted to wringing out as many miles as possible from every last drop of gasoline. The one with the highest gas mileage is the 2012 Civic Hybrid, rated by the EPA at 44 mpg on all three test cycles: city, highway, and combined.

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

Green Car Reports

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 Civic Hybrid: Battery Unreliable, Consumer Reports Says

Green Car Reports

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.

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

Green Car Congress

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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2012 Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

Green Car Reports

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Congress

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.

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California Extends Deadline On Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case

Green Car Reports

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".

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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

Green Car Reports

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

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Honda Civic Hybrid: Software Upgrade Fixes Battery Issue

Green Car Reports

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

Woman Wins Suit Against Honda For Low Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

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

Green Car Reports

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

All Cars Electric

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?

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

Green Car Reports

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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Cash or Coupon for Honda Civic Hybrid Owners In Mileage Lawsuit

Green Car Reports

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

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Honda Civic Hybrid Gas Mileage Case Heads To Small Claims Court

Green Car Reports

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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Honda’s fuel economy claims misleading, rules court

Green Cars News

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 [.].

Battery fix for Honda hybrid ‘may harm fuel efficiency’

Green Cars News

A software fix for Honda’s Civic hybrid model may reduce the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to the publication, Honda is offering a software upgrade on some its Civic hybrid models to customers in the US and Canada after it discovered that batteries used in the model may not last as [.]. Honda battery Canada Civic Hybrid fix hybrid LA Times software U.S

Honda hybrid cars smash sales barrier

Green Cars News

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. More recently, Honda has introduced six new hybrid cars [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Accord Hybrid Civic Hybrid Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight

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World debut for Honda Civic concepts

Green Cars News

The North American International Auto Show marked the first official glimpse of the Honda Civic Si Concept coupe and the Civic Concept saloon car. The ninth generation model is expected to go on sale in the spring with three different powertrains: a petrol, hybrid and natural gas version. The new Civic Hybrid will mark the [.].

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Majority of motorists think electric cars are good household replacements

Green Cars News

The research by valuation specialist Glass’s found that of the 60%, 23% agreed fully that electric and hybrid vehicles could fully replace their household’s cars, while the remaining 37% [.]. Electric cars Latest news electric vehicles Glass's honda civic hybrid Hybrid cars Nissan LEAF Toyota PriusNearly two thirds of motorists either agree or partly agree that electric vehicles have the potential to replace their household’s cars, according to a new survey.

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Toyota and Ford enjoy hybrid sales gains

Green Cars News

It was a good month for both Toyota and Ford, despite safety concerns surrounding their vehicles, as both reported strong gains in hybrid sales in March 2010 year-on-year. In the case of Toyota, hybrid sales rose by 21.6 per cent by volume to 16,714 units; while Ford enjoyed sales of 3,050 units – an increase of [.].

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2012 Honda Civic HF: Quick Drive Of Higher-MPG Civic

Green Car Reports

Five months ago, we drove the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid--which gave us slightly more than 45 mpg using "Econ" mode. That's the best gas mileage of any Honda Civic in recent memory. So we were eager to test the new-for-2012 Civic HF model, which forgoes the electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack of the Civic Hybrid.

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

Green Car Reports

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.