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Honda premiers BRIO urban commuter car in Thailand

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HATC), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, has unveiled the BRIO urban commuter car. Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., The starting price will be 399,900 baht (US$13,300), with an annual sales plan of 40,000 units. Click to enlarge. The BRIO is equipped with Honda’s 1.2-liter

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Toyota and Aston Martin Collaborate on iQ-Based “Cygnet” Luxury Commuter Car

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Toyota Motor Europe (TME) and Aston Martin are collaborating on the “Cygnet”—a new luxury commuter car based on the iQ platform ( earlier post ) that will be exclusively built for and sold to Aston Martin owners.

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Honda CEO: Honda Studying Battery Electric Commuter Car, But Holds Fuel Cell Vehicle as the Ultimate Eco-car

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Honda is currently conducting research on a short-distance battery electric vehicle as a “ city commuter car. ” ( Earlier post.). But we’re studying the US market with a view to introducing this commuter car in the future. Battery technology continues to be a barrier to mass market use.

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Honda Electric Micro Commuter Car To Begin Testing In Japan

Green Car Reports

America''s wide open spaces have never been conducive for small car sales success, but the story is quite different elsewhere. We already know how popular the tiny kei-class cars are in Japan, for example--but some automakers are exploring even smaller vehicles to meet future transportation needs.

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Honda delivers first Fit EV to California customer

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The couple was the very first registrant to sign up to lease the Fit EV and plan to use their vehicle as a daily commuter car. Matt and Becky Walton have a long history of owning Honda vehicles, beginning with a Honda N600 sedan and a Honda Z600 coupe in the 1970s and now a Honda Odyssey which will be used as a secondary car.

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Confirmed! China’s Leapmotor to go on-sale in Australia in 2024 with C10 SUV

EV Central

The Leapmotor T03 is a small five-door commuter car. The five-seat SUV measures up at 4739mm long, 1900mm wide and 1680mm high with a 2825mm wheelbase. It’s slightly shorter, narrower and taller than a Tesla Model Y and has a 65mm shorter wheelbase. It has a 265 km WLTP range. Leapmotor C01. The post Confirmed!

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UK study links being a car commuter with obesity to a 32% increased death risk

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Since 57% of men and 66% of women in the UK are overweight or obese—a condition linked with a range of poor health outcomes—the authors of this new research aimed to investigate how different modes of active commuting (car, cycling, walking, mixed-mode) might alter the association between obesity and adverse health outcomes.

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