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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.

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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.

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.

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.

2012 Honda Fit Vs 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid: High Gas Mileage Battle

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If you're in the market for a fuel efficient vehicle your choice is better than ever. Virtually every manufacturer now offers a high-mpg vehicle, but Honda could lay claim to being one of the first. Since the Civic arrived back in the 1970s, the Japanese carmaker has made fuel economy a high priority in its cars. These days cars like the 2012

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

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In other words, they found that they real-world fuel economy benefit of adoption of HEVs may be better than for estimates based on EPA “sticker” fuel economy alone. There is very little quantitative data on the fuel and emissions benefits of HEVs during real-world driving.

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.

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.”

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

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.

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. Polk’s assessment of hybrid loyalty by quarter. Data: Polk. Click to enlarge.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Click to enlarge.

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.

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. Click to enlarge.

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.

Toyota Prius named WhatGreenCar of the Year

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With a lighter and more and compact power-train, the latest Prius is greener than ever with a best-in-class WhatGreenCar environmental rating of 33, official combined fuel economy of 72.4

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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.

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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