2019 Honda Insight, Chevy Bolt EV fast charging, and fuel economy commentary: Today's Car News

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We take a broader look at the 2019 Honda Insight. We explain how readers can make themselves heard about the EPA's proposed freeze in fuel economy standards. The 2019 Honda Insight GM works to create an ultra-fast charging system for the Chevrolet Bolt EV. And will electric cars displace hybrid vehicles? All of this and more on Green Car Reports.

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2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice

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That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate. The 2019 Insight isn’t just a better hybrid, it’s a better compact car. I spent a week moseying around in an Insight Touring, a well-equipped $29,000 compact sedan with. Fuel Economy

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2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

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Teased in January as a "concept" without an interior, the production version of the 2019 Honda Insight hybrid sedan has been revealed just before this week's New York auto show. EPA ratings aren't yet final, but Honda says the new Insight is projected to achieve "up to 55 mpg" on the city cycle, and a combined fuel-economy number of "50 mpg or.

2019 Chevrolet Cruze mpg, rushed Tesla production, and Honda Insight safety: Today's Car News

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The EPA outs a potential 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model with better fuel economy. The Honda Insight receives a Top Safety Pick+ award. Tesla rushes to build 5,000 cars per week and the hurried pace may have come at a cost. And Volkswagen fires six managers for their roles in the emission cheating scandal. All of this and more on Green Car Reports

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2019 Honda Insight review, Tesla Autopilot Buddy ban, and Colorado joins CA emissions states: Today's Car News

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We review the 2019 Honda Insight and put the manufacturer's fuel-economy claims to the test. And we take another look at the 2019 Insight with our video review of the hybrid sedan. The NHTSA has banned Autopilot Buddy. Colorado plans to join the 13 California emissions states. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Is the third time a charm

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Honda Insight Hybrid Goes on Sale in Japan on Friday

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Honda Motor Co. will begin selling the all-new Insight hybrid ( earlier post ) in Japan on Friday, 6 February, starting at ¥1,890,000 (~US$21,100). The Insight features a newly developed hybrid system including a 1.3-liter i-VTEC engine and Honda’s fifth-generation Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) technology. To further support fuel-efficient driving, the Insight features the Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) as standard equipment on all models.

Study: Eco driving could improve fuel economy by 20 per cent

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A new study by Honda in Japan has revealed just how much fuel drivers could save by adopting a fuel efficient driving style. It found that drivers using the new Eco Assist system on the Honda Insight Hybrid improved fuel economy by an average of 10 per cent and potentially as much as 20 per cent [.].

Consumer Reports confirms 2016 Toyota Prius 52-mpg rating

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Consumer Reports has confirmed the 52-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating of the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid, although its ratings in city and highway testing differed. Nonetheless, the magazine says the 2016 Prius is the most fuel-efficient car it's ever tested. The latest Prius even beats the original Honda Insight hybrid, the magazine says, That. Fuel Economy Consumer Reports EPA Ratings

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Researchers find HEV under real-world conditions delivers significantly greater fuel economy benefits than EPA “sticker” values

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In a new study reported in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , a team at the University of Vermont found that when including real-world road grade and ambient conditions compared to controlled laboratory tests, fuel consumption benefits for a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) under study increased by 18% highway and 33% city compared to estimates based on EPA adjusted fuel economy “sticker” values. Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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2016 Honda Civic Touring: Gas Mileage Review

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The once-humble Honda Civic has been a mainstay of the carmaker's lineup in the United States for nearly 40 years. Shedding its ugly duckling looks for a chic, Honda Insight-inspired fastback shape, the. Sedans Fuel EconomyBut never before has it been so aspirational inside, outside, and underneath. This year, the Civic's makeover was intense, to say the least.

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2016 Toyota Prius: Most Fuel-Efficient Car Without A Plug, Ever

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It was the 2000 Honda Insight, which until now has stood as the. Green EPA Ratings Fuel EconomyIt was the first hybrid car to be sold in the U.S., beating the now-legendary Toyota Prius by a few months. It was a tiny two-seater with a three-cylinder engine, spats over the rear wheel openings to reduce aerodynamic drag, and a host of highly advanced technologies for its time.

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EPA 2010 Annual Fuel Economy Guide Now Available

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The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today released the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, which gives consumers information about estimated fuel costs and mileage standards for model year 2010 vehicles. For MY 2010, the Prius is the top fuel economy leader , with EPA ratings of 51/48 mpg city/highway. Each vehicle listing in the Fuel Economy Guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost.

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. Even with better performance, EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Honda CR-Z have improved. Click to enlarge.

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Insight tops Japanese best-sellers list

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Having already surpassed the Toyota Prius during its first month of sales in the UK, Honda’s Insight is now ranked as the best selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April marking the first time a hybrid model has been the top seller during any monthly sales period. According to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, 10,481 units of the Honda Insight were sold marking the continuation of growing success for Honda on home turf.

Honda Study Finds Insights Eco Assist System Results in Average 10% Improvement in Fuel Economy After 300 Drives, Up to 20% Max

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Honda Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist). A study by Honda in Japan found that drivers using the new Eco Assist system on the new Honda Insight hybrid improved their fuel economy on average by 10%, up to a maximum of 20%, after 300 drives. Keiji Enomoto from Honda R&D presented the results of the study at the SAE 2010 Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium in San Diego this week. Tags: Fuel Efficiency Hybrids Vehicle Systems

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Detroit auto show, 2019 pickups, Fisker EMotion, Honda Insight, Tesla history: The Week in Reverse

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What tricks and technologies did Chevy engineers use to boost the fuel economy of the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado full-size pickup truck? Which state will likely counter any proposed weakening of corporate average fuel-economy standards by the Trump administration? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car. The Week In Reverse

Insight the top hybrid performer

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During its first month of sales, the Honda Insight has outsold its competitors in the hybrid market. Since going on sale in the UK, 229 Insight models have been sold ahead of its nearest rival the Toyota Prius at 198 units. Indeed Honda can boast some terrific sales success with the Civic Hybrid also selling 79 units during the month meaning total hybrid sales of 308 from the Honda family. The Insight 1.3-litre IMA SE costs £15,490 on-the-road.

Today's Eco-Friendly Tires Offer Better MPG And Better Grip

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Low rolling resistance tires have been around for a few decades now, and early versions required you to trade-off cornering and braking ability for a modest gain in fuel economy. For drivers of fuel-economy-centric cars like the Honda Insight or Toyota Prius, this compromise was acceptable.

Zipcar introduces Honda Fit EV into UC Davis West Village fleet

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Zipcar has introduced a 2014 Honda Fit battery electric vehicle (EV) at The University of California, Davis’ (UC Davis) West Village , the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States. The new Honda Fit EV at UC Davis is located at West Village Square right across the street from West Village’s other Zipcar, a Honda Insight, in front of “The Hub Market.”

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Honda to end production of the Insight hybrid, commits to the expansion of hybrid offerings in the US

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Annual sales of the second-generation Honda Insight. Data: Honda. Honda announced that while the US model Insight will be available at dealerships in the US through the end of the year, production of the hybrid will end in summer 2014. The Insight, introduced in 2009, had posted steadily decreasing sales, from a high of 20,962 units in 2010 down to 4,802 units in 2013. of total Honda sales in the US for that year.

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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Honda will unveil the Honda Insight Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January as the precursor to the new third-generation 2019 Honda Insight—an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda’s passenger car lineup. The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

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ACEEE ranks i-MiEV as “Greenest” car in US, Civic Natural Gas ties for second with LEAF

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Mitsubishi’s i-MIEV battery electric vehicle took the top spot from the Honda Civic Natural Gas on the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 14 th annual environmental ranking. With a combined city and highway fuel economy of 112 miles per gallon equivalent, the i-MIEV outpaces all other vehicles currently sold in United States. Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda Insight. Honda Civic Hybrid. Honda CR-Z.

1.0L EcoBoost Fiesta receives EPA rating of 45 mpg highway

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The fuel economy rating outperforms some competitors’ diesels and hybrids on the highway driving cycle. As an example, the 2014 Honda Insight achieves 44 mpg highway, while the 2014 Volkswagen Golf diesel with a manual transmission delivers 42 mpg highway. The EPA rating is for both the four- and five-door five-speed manual-equipped 2014 Ford Fiesta with Super Fuel Economy package, which is also rated at 32 mpg city (7.4 Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Honda to Introduce Type S Diesel Accord, Insight Hybrid at Geneva Show

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Honda will introduce a higher-powered, diesel Accord Type S at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show in March. In addition, the new Honda Insight will make its European debut at the show. The powertrain of this more powerful variant of Honda’s D-sector model is based on the 2.2-liter i-DTEC diesel engine like the standard Accord.

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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 five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid vehicle is powered by an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system comprising a 1.3-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine and a 10-kW electric motor that together contribute to an EPA-estimated city/highway fuel economy rating of 40/43 miles per gallon.

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. All Insight models are equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) for 2011, which was previously exclusive to the Insight EX.

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Polk: 35% of hybrid owners buying hybrids again

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In the case of Honda hybrid owners, more than 52% of them stayed with the Honda brand, while just under 20% of this same owner group bought another hybrid vehicle from any brand. The repurchase rates of hybrid vehicles are an indication that consumers are continuing to seek alternative solutions to high fuel prices. As an example, the Honda Civic is the second most cross-shopped vehicle among both Toyota Prius and Honda Insight shoppers.

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UCS Hybrid ScoreCard Dings Automakers for Forced Features in Hybrid Offerings

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A new hybrid ranking—the Hybrid Scorecard —for consumers released by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that while many automakers are selling hybrid vehicles with significantly enhanced environmental performance and fuel economy at a reasonable cost, they too often inflate prices by including what UCS deems unnecessary luxury features, such as DVD players, keyless entry systems and leather interiors.

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. DOE researchers attributed the significant fuel economy reduction for May, June, and July as most likely being due to significant mountain driving and the likely use of the vehicle’s air conditioning. —“Development and Testing of an UltraBattery - Equipped Honda Civic”.

Hybrids lead the safe way

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Well known hybrid models, the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight achieved enviable EuroNCAP results today. In the latest round of test results released by EuroNCAP, the latest third generation Prius and the newly introduced Honda Insight achieved the highest rating for pedestrian safety among the models tested as well as scoring highly on adult and child occupant safety. Tags: Honda Hybrid cars Toyota EuroNCAP Insight prius safety

Japanese car makers pour praise on Obama

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President Barack Obama’s new national fuel policy has earned praise from Japanese car makers who could be put at a significant advantage by the proposals. Meanwhile Honda expressed similar sentiments outlining its support for President Obama’s initiative to establish a single national standard. Nissan has also outlined its support for Obama and stressed its record in supporting proposals for lower emissions and fuel economy.

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Honda Debuts Production Version of 2011 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe

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The 2011 Honda CR-Z EX. Honda introduced the 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe at the North American International Auto Show. The CR-Z is now Honda’s third hybrid currently in the market, along with the Civic Hybrid and new Insight. The CR-Z represents the sixth unique version of Honda’s original IMA technology since the launch of the 2000 Insight, the first hybrid vehicle available in North America in December 1999. Click to enlarge.

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Hybrid Vehicle Comparison Tools

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For instance, you can only choose the old style Honda Insight and you can’t compare the 2010 Toyota Prius , Ford Fusion hybrid , Lexus 450h or several others. While the results don’t show as many comparisons as some other sites reviewed here, you get the most important stuff like MSRP and fuel economy.

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Honda Civic :Mike Chanceys conversion. Honda EV+ :Life with the new Honda EV. EV Technical Files :Some handy info on the EV Album website EPA Fuel Economy :complete list of the EPA fuel economy results for recent years MotorPerformance Data : Graphs and drawings of Baldor, GE, and PrestoliteEV motors.

Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

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The 10 cars up for contention for the 2009 Award included: the Citroen C1 ev’ie electric, Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric, Toyota iQ, Ford Fiesta ECOnetic, third-generation Toyota Prius hybrid, Volvo S40/V50 DRIVe start-stop, new Honda Insight hybrid, VW Passat BlueMotion 2, BMW 318d saloon, and the Citroen C3 Picasso compact-MPV. The title of WhatGreenCar Car of the Year 2009 has been awarded to the ‘next generation’ Toyota Prius, due to be launched in the UK on 1 st August 2009.

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Toyota Previews Generation III 2010 Prius Hybrid

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The Gen III Prius offers an EPA-rated combined cycle fuel economy of 50 mpg (now revealed to comprise 50 mpg city and 49 mpg highway). This is about a 10% improvement in EPA-rated combined cycle fuel economy over the older generation. liters in the older Prius) that provides greater torque at lower RPM for improved fuel economy, especially on the highway. Fuel tank. by Mike Millikin and Jack Rosebro. The 2010 Prius. Click to enlarge.

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