Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Japanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine. Both hybrid cars will go on sale at dealerships in Japan on November 11 with a combined sales target of 1,500units monthly. The Honda Insight Hybrid will start at [.].

Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

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If you''ve been reading Green Car Reports over the past week, you might have seen we recently bought a 2001 Honda Insight--an example of one of the first hybrids sold by a major automaker. But what if you want to buy your own early Insight?

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Toyota's Electric-Car Disdain, Honda Insight Update, Buying A Second Charging Cable: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Decoding Toyota''s disdain for electric cars, writer Antony Ingram updates us on his used 2001 Honda Insight, and how to buy a second charging cable for your plug-in electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

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Chevrolet Volt continues to be top seller for plug-in vehicles

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VW e-Golf Drive Report, Tesla In Arizona, Used Honda Insight Guide: Today's Car News

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Today on Green CarReports: We drive VW''s first electric car to be sold in the U.S., run down what you need to know if you want to buy an early Honda Insight, and dig deeper into GM''s new and more fuel-efficient engines. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Last week, we drove the Volkswagen e-Golf for two hours in Berlin--and now we''ve written

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Honda to demonstrate vehicle to X communication

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Intelligent transportation systems are thought to be the future of motoring – and now Honda is taking a leading role in their advancement from cool concept to mainstream reality. Green cars Honda Latest news green cars Honda Insight V2X technology vehicle to vehicle communications

Honda to undercut Insight with two hybrids?

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With the Toyota Prius still providing stiff competition, it appears that Honda may be willing to undercut the price of its own Insight Hybrid car as it bids to land a larger share of the green car market. According to reports, the Japanese car manufacturer is considering introducing two hybrid cars that will be priced lower than the Insight. In addition Honda is expected to launch a hybrid version of its Fit model in fiscal year 2010/11.

New Honda Insight details revealed

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The new version of the Honda Insight Hybrid is now on sale in the US and boasts an influx of new features. The vehicle, which has a starting price of $18,200, has a base line model known simply as “Insight” with Insight LX and the top-of-the-line Insight EX also available. Green cars Honda Latest news 2011 Honda Insight Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight Honda Insight Hybrid Hybrid cars new Honda Insight

Honda to introduce three new hybrid cars

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Japanese carmaker Honda has made a huge announcement with just two weeks left before the Beijing International Auto Show – by declaring it will introduce three new hybrid cars in the China region. In total, Honda will introduce more than 10 new and full model change Honda models over three years – from 2013-2015. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news China green cars Honda CR-Z Honda Fit Honda Insight

Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell, Tesla Car Sharing, Portable Electric Scooter: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: Mercedes-Benz could launch a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in 2017, a crowd-funded Tesla car-sharing service, and an electric scooter that fits in a briefcase. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Startup Vukee hopes to crowd-fund a Tesla car-sharing service. Meet our used 2001 Honda Insight hybrid.

Honda Ends Three Green Models For 2015: Insight, Fit EV, FCX Clarity

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With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit. For 2015, it has eliminated three low-selling green cars: the Honda Insight hybrid subcompact, the Honda Fit EV electric car, and the very low-volume Honda FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. DON''T MISS: 2015 Honda

2011 Honda Insight Adds New $18,950 Entry Model, Upgraded Features

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While the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and Nissan LEAF have stolen most of the green-car limelight of late, and the Toyota Prius continues to be the go-to vehicle for those seeking reliable yet efficient transportation, Honda's Insight continues to plug along, with new upgrades to standard equipment and a less expensive entry-level model for 2011 aimed at

Top 10 Green Cars revealed

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Green cars are definitely the in-thing in the auto industry and now consumer website kbb.com (part of the Kelley Blue Book) has named its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. Now before you wonder where the likes of the Nissan LEAF and the Chevrolet Volt are on the list – they are not yet available and [.].

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 [.].

Mazda to focus on hybrid models

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Times change fairly quickly in the automotive industry - it wasn’t too long ago that Mazda announced that it had no interest in hybrid cars. Mazda hybrids are expected to be offered as an option rather than as a standalone model in the mould of the Toyota Prius or Honda Insight. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news mazda Mazda hybrids

Honda to increase green car output

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Demand is so high for green cars after government incentives were introduced in Japan, that the Honda Motor Company, the country’s number two car manufacturer, has said it will start partial weekend shifts at two factories in a bid to push low emission vehicles off the production line. According to the plans, Honda will add one or two days of weekend work at its Suzuka factory which makes the Insight Hybrid and the Fit subcompact.

Ford bucks the hybrid car sales trend

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Hybrid car sales may have slumped as the recession continues to take its toll on the car industry, but Ford has made itself the exception that proves the rule. According to David Finnegan, Ford’s marketing manager, hybrid customers are increasingly looking to Ford as a strong option with more than 60 per cent of Fusion Hybrid sales coming from non-Ford owners and more than half coming from import brands, particularly Toyota and Honda.

Hybrid sales leap in the US

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Honda: The company sold a total of 4,943 hybrids during the month with 4,226 of these units being the new Honda Insight. The world’s most popular hybrid car, the Prius, saw sales of 18,886 units – up 40.3 Tags: Ford Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Lexus Nissan Toyota general motors The cash for clunkers campaign has given a massive boost to hybrid sales in the US, with a reported leap by 48.6 per cent in August year on year.

A closer look at US auto sales in July

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In all, passenger car sales dropped 10.6 Ford: The US manufacturer posted the first year-on-year sales gains of any major car manufacturer in the US market with total sales climbing two per cent to 158,838 units. Honda: The Japanese manufacturer posted total July vehicle sales of 114,690 - that’s a decline of 17.3 per cent to just 969 units while the Honda Insight Hybrid posted 2,295 units.

Sales of hybrid cars increase in US

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After months of doom and gloom for the auto industry in the USA, there is finally a ray of hope courtesy of hybrid cars. Honda: Total hybrid sales hit 3,662 units for American Honda, up 34.5 This was led by the success of the new Honda Insight with 2,079 units sold. Reported sales of hybrids in the US increased by 5.2 per cent by volume in June 2009 compared to the same month in the previous year.

Honda hybrid cars smash sales barrier

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It was another successful year for Honda’s range of hybrid cars – as they surpassed 800,000 cumulative sales worldwide at the end of December, 2011. It has been 12 years and two months since the first generation Honda Insight was introduced in Japan in November, 1999. More recently, Honda has introduced six new hybrid cars [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Accord Hybrid Civic Hybrid Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight

Honda to bring hybrid models to China

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Japanese manufacturer Honda is hoping to make in-roads in China by bringing two of its most popular hybrid models to the country before the end of 2012. Both the Honda Insight Hybrid and the forthcoming Honda CR-Z Hybrid will make their way to China according to Honda President and CEO Takanobu Ito, who was speaking at [.].

And The Top 3 Finalists For World Green Car Are?

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The winner of the 2010 World Green Car award will be announced at the opening of the New York Auto Show in April and we will have to wait until then to see which vehicle prevails, but the list has now been narrowed down to only three remaining vehicles. The top three finalists for the World Green Car award are the Honda Insight, the Volkswagen

Insight caught in Prius shadow?

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The Honda Insight may have outsold the Toyota Prius in April, but it still can’t seem to escape the shadow of its more renowned rival. Research from Nielsen has found that since Honda started selling its new hybrid car, 61 per cent of people who held online discussions about it also mentioned the Prius. In contrast, a mere 27 per cent of those talking about the 2010 Toyota Prius mentioned the Honda Insight.

Federal agencies to receive hybrid vehicle boost

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Toyota and Ford enjoy hybrid sales gains

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Insight the top hybrid performer

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Move over Toyota Prius - there’s a new green car leader in town. 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.

Companies to showcase green cars in UK

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A green car event will take place at the Millbrook Proving Ground featuring vehicles from BMW, Chevrolet, Citroen, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mini, Peugeot, Toyota and Vauxhall. The event has been designed to provide company car fleet managers with the chance to test drive the latest environmentally friendly vehicles. Tags: Green cars Latest news fleet cars Greener Company Cars In Action Millbrook Proving Ground

Greenest and least green cars in the UK revealed

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Hang your head in shame Dodge SRT-10 - for you are the most polluting car on Britain’s roads. It found that the American sports car churns out 488g/km of carbon dioxide (CO2) - meaning 322 oak trees would be needed to absorb its emissions over the course of a year. At the other end of the scale, the Toyota Prius lost its crown as the country’s most environmentally friendly car to the Honda Insight which was named as the Green Car of the Year 2009.

One in 10 new cars sold is… a Toyota Prius

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Success doesn’t come much more resounding than this – one out of every 10 new cars sold in Japan during November was a Toyota Prius. The vehicle maintained its top spot in Japan new passenger car sales for the seventh month in a row, posting 26,815 units according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Total passenger car sales for the month were 268,450.

LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today with a glittering display of green cars taking pride of place. Hybrids still represent the largest volume of “green” vehicles including the popular Toyota Prius, Honda Insight and Ford Fusion hybrids.

Is the Prius the greenest car of all?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall… which is the greenest car of all? The Japanese car maker not only took first place in the results, but second place too thanks to its Toyota iQ model. Honda took the bronze medal place with its Insight Hybrid. The VCD has been rating 300 car models each year for the last 20 years and measures fuel used and the emissions released per kilometre driven. But what about the European car makers?

Can Toyota really claim to be green? The Green Piece

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The Green Piece - Tuesday 30th June 2009. 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. How green is this green car?

Top Gear Awards Toyota Prius With Title of City Car of the Year, Prius is Groundbreaking

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The Top Gear team has named the 2010 Toyota Prius as the "City Car of the Year." Jeremy Clarkson, part of the Top Gear team, has not be fond of many "green" cars passing through his hands. As Clarkson is quoted as calling the Honda Insight "biblically terrible", the recent award The Prius has won again, and this time the award is unexpected.

Axon Automotive Reveals Plug-In Hybrid In The UK

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Is that the original Honda Insight ? At least one commenter on Green Car Congress agrees that the diminutive plug-in hybrid pictured to the left bears some likeness to the spunky fuel sipper that debuted back in 1999. (Of Of course the Insight didn't come with a plug.) Resemblance aside, this is the product of Axon Automotive, a UK based

The green cars of the Tokyo Motor Show. The Green Piece

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The country is reeling from a shrinking population and a rapid exodus from the countryside to the cities where owning a car is often considered a hassle due to the expensive car parks and congested roads. In Tokyo itself, car ownership stands at under 0.5 Nevertheless, the show retains its importance for home-grown manufacturers and with Japanese Government incentives centring on low-emission cars it’s no surprise to see this year’s event adopt a green theme.

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Says "Green" With.Flowers

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In the green-car world, the leaf is the king of all icons. The 2010 Honda Insight fertilized the idea when it bowed in 2008; it still promotes greener driving with electronically rendered displays of plants that add leaves as the car's computers sense a light, planet-conscious foot on the gas pedal.

Ouch! Honda Yanks Civic Hybrid AND Insight Off Sale In Canada

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sales figures for green cars, it was apparent that the 2010 Honda Insight wasn't doing well. The "cheapest hybrid" sold just 20,000 copies, and Honda's other hybrid, the 2010 Civic Hybrid, fell by several thousand as well. A reader tipped off our comrades at Autoblog Green that both As early as last year's U.S. Now the repurcusions are being felt.

VIDEO: Five Things About Hybrid Cars That You Should Know

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Do you know the difference between a mild hybrid like a 2010 Honda Insight, and a full hybrid like the 2010 Toyota Prius? If you do, you're probably well versed in green cars, and you may already be a hybrid vehicle owner. Or what happens to all hybrid vehicles when the weather gets cold? If not, though, we respectfully suggest the video below.

Honda sets huge hybrid car goal

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Japanese car maker Honda has set a significant target for its hybrid vehicles, according to reports in the Nikkei. Honda has forecast [.]. Tags: Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news honda civic hybrid Honda Fit Hybrid Honda Freed Hybrid Honda hybrid cars Honda Insight Hybrid