2012 Honda Insight: The Overlooked Subcompact Hybrid Choice?

Green Car Reports

With four different Prius models and two non-prius hybrids now for sale in the U.S., it’s easy to go straight to a Toyota dealership when you’re looking for a hybrid car. As we’ve pointed out before, however, there are plenty of other great hybrid choices on the market worthy of your attention, cars like the 2012 Honda Insight

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All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

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When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of.

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Can Toyota really claim to be green? The Green Piece

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It was a clear winner in our poll to determine the ‘Green Car Manufacturer of the Year’ in 2008 – but 2009 has been much more difficult for Toyota. Among its criticisms, it pointed out that the nickel used for the vehicle’s battery is mined at the notorious site in Sudbury, Ontario, where there have been reports of various environmental issues. First it heads to Wales… then to China… and finally to Japan where it is then shipped for sale worldwide.

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Honda Prices the Insight Starting Under $20,000

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The all-new 2010 Honda Insight goes on-sale 24 March with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $19,800 for the entry-level Insight LX, American Honda Motor Co., The Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) to further enhance efficient vehicle operation while providing feedback related to individual driving styles. The Insight EX with additional features starts at $21,300

GSA To Make 5,600 Hybrids Available To Federal Agencies, Including 100 Plug-In Hybrids; Cost Still An Issue

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GSA previously purchased 1,600 hybrid vehicles using revenue from the sale of older vehicles that agencies exchanged last year when they received funds for new vehicles through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) of 2009. DOE paid for the additional cost of leasing hybrid vehicles. GSA has also committed to purchasing 100 plug-in hybrids as they become available in fiscal 2011, and will offer them for sale or lease to interested federal agencies.

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Honda adding new standard features and lower-priced entry-level model to Insight lineup

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The new entry-level 2011 Insight. The 2011 Honda Insight hybrid, now on sale in the US, gains new standard features and the addition of a value-oriented entry model featuring an MSRP starting at $18,200. The new base model is simply designated as “Insight” The Insight LX and top-of-the-line Insight EX are still available. With a 10.6-gallon fuel tank, the Insight delivers an estimated maximum driving range exceeding 400 miles.

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Honda boosts performance and fuel economy on 2013 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe using new Li-ion pack

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2013 Honda CR-Z. The 2013 Honda CR-Z goes on sale 21 November with a number of powertrain, styling and feature upgrades, including a new Li-ion battery pack that replaces the NiMH pack in the MY 2012 CR-Z hybrid and delivers more power and improved fuel economy. The new, more powerful Lithium-ion battery pack helps boost EPA-rated fuel economy figures by 1 mpg city for CVT equipped models, and 1 mpg highway for CR-Z models equipped with the six-speed manual transmission.

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