article thumbnail

Honda premiers BRIO urban commuter car in Thailand

Green Car Congress

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

Thailand 199
article thumbnail

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

Green Car Congress

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.

article thumbnail

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

Green Car Congress

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.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

2012 Hyundai Accent SE: Quick Drive Report--Commuter Car Test

Green Car Reports

Contrary to the practice in much of the rest of the world, subcompact cars are rarely the sole household vehicle in the U.S. They're more likely a second or third car, often used for commuting--and rarely occupied by more than a single person.

article thumbnail

Study finds economic losses due to health burdens caused by in-car PM2.5 exposure inversely proportional to per capita GDP

Green Car Congress

pollution—Dar-es-Salaam, Blantyre and Dhaka—also experienced higher death rates per 100,000 commuting car population per year. in-car exposure against its GDP per capita. The researchers found that the cities where drivers were exposed to the highest levels of PM 2.5 The low PM 2.5

Pollution 243
article thumbnail

Honda delivers first Fit EV to California customer

Green Car Congress

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.

Honda 281