First drive review: Honda NSX

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Honda is not renowned for making exciting cars. Honda First Drive Reviews Editors Picks NSXAs fun as the Civic Type R is, it’s an anomaly in a range of good (and sometimes excellent) cars that.

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Honda: The toughest nut cracks

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“It’s starting to look like there will be a market for electric vehicles,” said Takanobu Ito, the chief executive of Honda, according to Reuters. “We Honda has long been the most adamant of the automakers, refusing to consider plug-in cars, even after building the well-received EV Plus to meet the California ZEV mandate in the 90s. Of course Honda, in its heart, is an internal combustion company. Tags: takanobu ito honda honda ev+ ev plus battery electric car

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Honda Goldwing Conversion

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid starts at $34,290 with 47-mile range

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The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will start at a recommended price of $34,290 including delivery, making it the least expensive plug-in hybrid sedan on the market this year. Honda says it will go on sale December 1, and it will be offered at all Honda dealers in the U.S. Plug-In Hybrids Pricing plug-in cars Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

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Honda establishes Marine Science Foundation

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi —the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist—Honda has established the Honda Marine Science Foundation , a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas. In 2015, Honda began researching the oceanic and aquatic impacts of a rapidly changing climate, ocean acidification and rising sea levels.

Honda unveiling new Sports EV Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

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Honda will unveil the new Sports EV Concept at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show in October as part of a broad range of advanced two- and four-wheeled production and concept vehicles.

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Honda hits 100M worldwide automobile production milestone

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Honda Motor Co., Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first mass-production model, at Saitama Factory. In the same year, Honda began production of the S500 small-sized sports car at Hamamatsu Factory in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1967, Honda began production of the N360, Honda’s first mini-vehicle model.

Honda bringing CR-V hybrid to Europe; reveal at the Geneva Motor Show

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Honda will reveal the European production version of the all-new CR-V at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The all-new CR-V will be available with Honda’s Intelligent Multi Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system, comprising a 2.0

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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.

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2019 Honda Insight production model to make global debut at New York International Auto Show; series hybrid with 55 mpg city

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The new Insight, launching at Honda dealerships nationally in early summer, joins the Clarity series and just-launched 2018 Accord Hybrid as the fifth new Honda electrified vehicle introduced over the past year. Honda estimates the Insight will deliver up to 55 mpg (4.27

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Honda Civic Hybrid, Natural-Gas Models Eliminated After 2015

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Honda surprised the industry when it pulled the wraps off a brand-new tenth generation of its Civic compact at April's New York Auto Show. But two members of today's Civic lineup won't survive into the new generation: the Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas. Honda executive vice-president John Mendel revealed that both models would. Green CNG Civic GX Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Honda Civic Natural Gas natural gas plug-in cars

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Honda Kills CNG Home FuelMaker

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Honda has pulled the plug on its wholly owned subsidiary Fuelmaker, which made the device for home CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicle refueling, calling a loan, and throwing Fuelmaker into receivership. Wasn't Honda the big promoter of CNG? Tags: honda Edwin Black hydrogen cng

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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.

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Honda, Sauber F1 power unit partnership cancelled

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Honda Motor Co., In a brief statement, Honda said that the project, originated after an initial proposal from Sauber, was called-off due to differences in the future direction between Honda and Sauber, recognized during the preparation process for power unit supply systems. Despite this announcement, Honda’s passion for motorsports and strong commitment to Formula One remains unchanged. —Masashi Yamamoto, General Manager, Motor Sports Division, Honda Motor Co.

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Honda includes stop-start system in new 2016 Honda Pilot for improved fuel economy, new 9-speed

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Honda gave the all-new 2016 Honda Pilot SUV its global premiere at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The 2016 Pilot, launching at Honda dealerships nationwide this summer, is the third generation of Honda’s three-row midsize SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured in the US.

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Honda Clarity Electric in California and Oregon dealerships; $269/mo

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August in select dealerships in California and Oregon. The Clarity series is part of the Honda Electrification Initiative that sees Honda expand the number and types of electrified vehicles in its product lineup.

Honda to partner with Neusoft on new EVs for China market

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At the International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., HMCI), a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, announced that for the development of EV models for the Chinese market, Honda will collaborate with Neusoft , an IT company based in China, and develop technologies in multiple areas such as battery management, cloud management of vehicle data and connectivity. Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

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Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a mid-size sedan with five seats and a rated 48. For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to market its virtues to the public at large. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Honda unveils Urban EV Concept, production version in 2019; electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe

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Honda Motor Co. President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo unveiled Honda’s new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Hachigo also said that Honda was committed to introducing electrified technology for every new model launched in Europe.

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Honda targeting introduction of Level 4 automated driving capability by 2025; Level 3 by 2020

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Honda is targeting the year 2025 for the introduction of vehicles with highly-automated driving capability in most driving situations (SAE Level 4). Honda Motor Co., President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo made the announcement at a media briefing held at Honda R&D Co.,

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Honda expanding engagement of startups in Detroit, Japan, China and Europe

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Honda Innovations is expanding its global open innovation program for early-stage innovators to Detroit, Japan, China, and Europe. Modeled on the Honda Xcelerator program in Mountain View, Calif., Honda Innovations will guide other Honda operations as they establish startup liaisons globally, providing protocols and best practices to identify and engage with startups and entrepreneurs. —Honda Innovations CEO, Nick Sugimoto.

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Honda reveals new Jazz

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Another highlight of the fast-approaching Paris Motor Show will be the unveiling of the European version of the new Honda Jazz. Honda Sadly, there is no word yet on whether there will be a hybrid version for Europe, even though there is one available in both Japan and the US.

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Honda and McLaren end F1 partnership; Honda to supply power units to Scuderia Toro Rosso for 2018 season

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Honda and McLaren are ending their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1) at the end of the 2017 season. Concurrently, Honda a new partnership with Scuderia Toro Rosso on the supply of power units from the 2018 season of the FIA Formula One World Championship (F1). Based on this agreement, for the 2018 season, Honda will supply power units to one works team to be formed with Toro Rosso.

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Honda Clarity Fuel Cell EPA-rated with 366-mile range; longest of any ZEV

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Honda will introduce the new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan by the end of 2016, beginning with retail leasing to customers through its expanded network of 12 approved fuel cell vehicle dealerships located in select California markets.

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The "grand and lovely futility" of Honda's FCX Clarity

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He heaps praise and digs the grave of Honda's fuel cell marvel. The 200 Angelenos who get to lease Honda's limited-production show dog will be impressed. Honda will be pleased, as it gets greater CARB ZEV credits. But this is no wasted effort on Honda's part.

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McLaren-Honda reveals MP4-30 F1 car for 2015 with new Honda hybrid power unit

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McLaren-Honda revealed its new MP4-30 racer for the upcoming 2015 FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship. The car is fitted with Honda’s RA615H Hybrid power unit. The McLaren-Honda MP4-30 is the only chassis on the grid to be fitted with Honda’s new RA615H Hybrid power unit.

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Honda leasing 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell at $369/month, including fuel

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Honda announced a competitive introductory lease price of $369 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the Clarity Fuel Cell sedan, which is coming to dealerships in California by the end of 2016. Retail leasing will be available to residents who live or work near Honda’s network of 12 approved fuel cell vehicle dealerships located in select California markets. Honda will further develop its dealer network as consumer friendly hydrogen fueling stations become available.

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Honda installs new bi-directional charging technology at European R&D center

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Honda has invested in advanced bi-directional charging technology at its European R&D site in Offenbach, Germany, which is helping to balance demand and store energy more efficiently across the facility. —Jörg Böttcher, Vice President of Honda R&D Europe.

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Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future. —Frank Paluch, president, Honda R&D Americas.

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Honda opens new Silicon Valley facility to advance connected mobility; refreshed 2016 Accord; Honda Xcelerator

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Honda officially opened its new Silicon Valley R&D facility, using the occasion to unveil a refreshed 2016 Accord featuring Honda’s first application of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Honda also announced a new open innovation R&D initiative—Honda Xcelerator—which will provide resources to breakthrough technology innovators to help rapidly develop prototypes with the potential to transform the automotive experience. Honda Xcelerator.

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Honda reveals HondaLink

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Vehicle connectivity appears to be the new buzz term in automotive circles – and Japanese carmaker Honda is the latest to catch on to the fashionable trend. It is introducing HondaLink (pictured), an in-vehicle connectivity system that will first appear on the 2013 Honda Accord, due to be released in the autumn. Electric cars Green cars Honda Latest news Honda Accord Honda Fit EV HondaLink

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GM, Honda fuel cell manufacturing JV unveils logo

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Fuel Cell System Manufacturing LLC (FCSM), the joint venture company established by General Motors and Honda for the production of advanced hydrogen fuel cell systems ( earlier post ), revealed its company logo at an event recognizing local elected officials for helping bring the operation to metro Detroit. Production is expected to begin around 2020 with the output shared by Honda and GM, which will then use the systems separately in their respective products.

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Honda Clarity EV electric car to have only 80 miles of range: report

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One of the more eagerly awaited all-electric cars coming to market this year has been the 2018 Honda Clarity EV. plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) compliance car Honda Clarity EVIt's a battery-electric version of the 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell already on sale in some regions of California, powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. But unlike most of the pure electric cars on the U.S. market, the Clarity is a mid-size sedan.

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Honda unveils Urban SUV Concept

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Honda unveiled its “Urban SUV Concept” vehicle at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The small SUV will be manufactured along with the Fit at Honda’s newest North American plant near Celaya, Mexico, expected to open in the spring of 2014.

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2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

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It's an interesting and handsome model that revives a familiar name for Honda. The 2019 Honda Insight is a compact premium sedan projected to get an EPA combined rating of 50 mpg or better. The new Insight is Honda's third try at a dedicated hybrid, each of. Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. Detroit Auto Show Videos

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Honda reaches 300-million mark in cumulative global motorcycle production

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Honda Motor’s cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reached the 300 million-unit milestone in September 2014. The 300 million-unit milestone was reached in the 66 th year since Honda began motorcycle production in 1949 with the Dream Type D.

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Dongfeng Honda to invest US$436M and build 3rd plant in China; accommodation for electrified vehicles

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing automobile market in China. Dongfeng Honda plans to build the third plant on a 1.2 Since it began production and sales of CR-V in April 2004, Dongfeng Honda has continued enhancing its product lineup, including the Civic, since 2006, and the XR-V compact SUV, since 2015.

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Earth Day: 10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle went on sale in California at the end of 2016, and 2018 models just went on sale. Within the next two years, three different hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles will be offered to California buyers in small numbers. The Toyota Mirai has also been available in California since 2016, giving California buyers a choice.

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Honda stops Insight production

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Honda is to cease production of its Insight model according to Bloomberg, this morning. Honda Editor Pick We had already heard that the Japanese brand was to stop importing its Insight and CR-Z models into the UK, due to low demand.

Honda recalls hybrid cars

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Japanese carmaker Honda has announced it will carry out a voluntary recall of its new Fit Hybrid (pictured) and Vezel Hybrid vehicles that were produced in its home country from July 2013-February 2014. Honda

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