Honda to begin sales of hybrid Odyssey minivan in Japan on Friday

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Honda Motor Co., will begin sales of an affordably-priced hybrid version as well as the newly refreshed gasoline-powered version of the Honda Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute premium minivans on Friday, 5 February, at dealerships across Japan.

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Honda hybrid minivan, SUV, or pickup coming; dedicated hybrid in 2018 too

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In recent years, Honda has announced that it planned to release advanced-technology green cars in the future—without mentioning even their names, let alone any details or specifications. That's what happened two years ago with a pair of unnamed battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that later proved to be two new variants of the Honda. Detroit Auto Show Future Cars Full hybrid

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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 [.].

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Honda Hybrid Minivan On Sale In Japan, Using Accord Hybrid System

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Honda hybrids have essentially gone on hiatus this year. For the 2016 model year, the only hybrid it sells is the aging CR-Z two-seater, which uses the carmaker's old Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) mild-hybrid system. The Accord Hybrid--and its more sophisticated full-hybrid powertrain--is taking the year off, but will return in an. In the U.S.,

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Honda President: Hybrid Freed Minivan Around 2011, EV By 2015

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Honda Motor will introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan around 2011, President Takanobu Ito told The Nikkei in an interview. He also corroborated an earlier report that Honda will introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015. The company intends to add a variety of hybrid models in the near future, including the CR-Z, a sporty hybrid, in February and a hybrid version of its Fit subcompact by the end of 2010.

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How Honda is leading the way with production of the new Vezel Hybrid

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Most car manufacturers claim to be innovative but Honda is living up to that not-so-modest statement by starting production on the new Vezel Hybrid. Honda

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Honda begins sales of new VEZEL and VEZEL hybrid in Japan

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VEZEL HYBRID. Honda Motor Co., Honda says that the VEZEL fuses the dynamic qualities of an SUV, the elegance of a coupe, the functionality of a minivan and excellent fuel economy. VEZEL HYBRID. The hybrid’s fuel economy of 27.0 Hybrids Japan

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

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Honda begins production of motor free of heavy rare earth elements; debuting in the Freed next month

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The Nikkei reports that Honda’s Suzuka factory has begun production of hybrid motors for smaller cars. Honda developed with Daido Steel a magnet that does not require heavy rare-earth elements. Honda will mass-produce the motors, which will debut in the redesigned Freed minivan next month, helping to ensure stable output of vehicles. Honda will continue expanding application of this technology to new models in the future.

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Report: Honda planning to double hybrid sales in Japan to more than 20% next fiscal year

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The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. plans to have hybrids account for more than 20% of its Japanese sales next fiscal year, double fiscal 2010’s roughly 10%, citing the company’s sales plan. Honda forecasts overall domestic automobile sales to decline by 20,000 units on the year to 635,000 units in fiscal 2011. The company also plans to release a hybrid version of the Freed next autumn—its first hybrid minivan.

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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.

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Honda to begin sales of refreshed Insight hybrid and new Freed hybrids in Japan; new Insight Exclusive with 1.5-liter engine joins lineup

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Honda Motor Co., introduced the newly refreshed Insight hybrid model, accompanied by the new Insight Exclusive model featuring a 1.5-liter engine. Honda will begin sales of both hybrid models at dealerships across Japan on 11 November. Honda also will begin sales of the all-new Freed Hybrid minivan and Freed Spike Hybrid tall wagon at dealerships across Japan on 28 October. compact size) minivan and tall wagon hybrid vehicles.

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Honda Hybrid Concept S: Global People Mover At Beijing Auto Show?

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Honda is taking its turn today, launching concepts for both a sedan and what it calls a "new-value passenger mover," or small minivan. China's auto shows, which alternate between Beijing and Shanghai--just as Frankfurt and Paris alternate in Europe--are already significant global events with dozens of world premieres. Both vehicles had been teased

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Hybrid SUV Future? Beyond 2011

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Despite Setbacks, Hybrid Future Looks Bright. Although the recent economic crises damaged the sales of hybrid vehicles, manufacturers expect the number of hybrid cars and SUVs sold within the next two decades to increase dramatically.

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Details revealed about new Honda vehicles

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Honda President Takanobu Ito has revealed details of two new Honda vehicles in an interview with The Nikkei. Speaking to the business newspaper, he stated that the company would introduce a hybrid version of its Freed minivan in 2011 and he corroborated an earlier report that the company would introduce a battery electric vehicle by 2015. Tags: Electric cars Fuel Cells Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news

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19.7% of new cars sold in May 2012 in Japan were hybrids; Prius and Aqua dominate

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of new cars sold in Japan in May 2012 were hybrid cars, up 11 percentage points from last year. Looking at the different manufacturers, hybrid sales make up 25% of Honda sales in Japan, and a whopping 46% of Toyota sales. Honda’s percentage has actually dropped a little thanks to the success of its kei car minivan, the NBOX. Integrity Exports. 19.7%

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Nissan Pushes the Plug

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H ere is another very encouraging development Nissan to end Toyota hybrid tie-up The Yomiuri Shimbun N issan Motor Co. will develop a new hybrid vehicle technology on its own, which would end a joint agreement with Toyota Motor Corp.,

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On the Horizon

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N ow that the number one automaker and the number two automaker has made the commitment to building Plug In hybrid / electric vehicles by 2010, another automotive giant is joining the race. Thus, Nissan will be offering serial plug in hybrids. Honda ( HMC ).

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Report: Nissan To Introduce Compact Hybrids in Japan in 2011

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plans to begin selling hybrid vehicles based on its own technology in Japan in 2011. Nissan is likely to develop a low-cost, compact powertrain similar to those in Honda hybrids, with an electric motor to provide additional power to a constantly working engine. The hybrids are expected to be 50-60% more fuel efficient than their gasoline-powered counterparts. Nissan’s Serena minivan is likely to be the first model to get the hybrid makeover.

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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About CalCars Plug-In Hybrids FAQ How to Get a PHEV Where PHEVs are Carmakers Say. This is from "Commercializing Plug-In Hybrids" (pdf), the current CalCars 24-slide presentation about PHEVs available along with other documents at CalCars Downloads. 10/23/07 Honda Motor Co.

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Nissan to introduce compact hybrids

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Though it has made no secret of the fact that it believes the future of green cars lies with pure electric vehicles, Nissan plans to sell hybrid vehicles based on its own technology in Japan from 2011. The Nikkei reports that the company will develop a low-cost, compact powertrain similar to those in Honda hybrids with an electric motor that provides additional power to the constantly working engine.

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EPA fuel economy report finds weight and power leveling off, footprint stable

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ft 2 (2.4%); cars increased 1 ft 2 (2.1%); minivans/vans increased 1.0 Since MY 2008, market share has shifted towards car SUVs and truck SUVs, and away from cars, pickups, and minivans/vans. Subaru, Nissan, and Honda are leading in adoption of CVTs, while Mercedes, BMW, and Fiat-Chrysler lead in the adoption of transmissions with seven or more speeds.

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EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans. More are coming to the US market, such as the Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid and Volkswagen e-Golf BEV.

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EPA trends report sees record levels of average new vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions for MY 2012; role of new gasoline vehicle technologies

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Light trucks (pickups, minivans/vans, and truck SUVs), accounted for 36% of all light-duty vehicle production in MY 2012, the second lowest level since 1993. The number of non-hybrid SUVs that achieved 25 mpg increased from four in MY 2008 to 17 in MY 2013, more than a four-fold increase.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Altair Enlighten Award for weight reduction in full vehicle category; Toyota, Faurecia and AP&T module, technology winners

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In addition, the all-new Pacifica minivan also makes strategic use of aluminum. Its combined city/highway rating of 22 mpg is unsurpassed in the minivan segment, while the all-new vehicle’s unique construction also benefits the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

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EPA annual trends report finds new vehicle fuel economy at record 24.1 mpg; new powertrain technologies rapidly gaining share

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The Trends report has been published annually since 1975 and covers all passenger cars, sport utility vehicles, minivans, and all but the largest pickup trucks and vans. Non-hybrid stop/start systems represent about 5% of the projected MY 2014 market.

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Japan Green-Car Subsidy Boosts Vehicle Sales 12.9% In July

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sales volume increase in July thanks in part to the hot-selling Prius hybrid. Honda Motor Co. jump partly on the popularity of the Fit subcompact and the Step WGN minivan. Nikkei. Sales of new vehicles in Japan climbed 12.9% in July to 486,606 units, boosted by the government subsidy for environmentally friendly autos. The subsidies expire at the end of September.

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Dodge Circuit EV First Drive: electric car makes grand promises on Earth Day

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Thankfully, since parts of the powertrain in the Circuit are also used in other Chrysler ENVI vehicles - like the all-electric USPS minivan that was unveiled earlier today - work that is done on one model can be applied to others.

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Automotive Market Research Perspectives on Selling Green in a Try-to-Survive Market

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” [Note: In the first quarter of this year takes rates have been averaging around 8-12% for the Camry, Civic and Escape hybrid versions.]. He shared research that “ People assume a quieter minivan is a safer minivan. ” Where hybrids get it wrong. In an age of over-stimulation, it doesn’t take much for a consumer to develop a rather daunting list of conscious and sub-conscious concerns about purchasing a hybrid. by Bill Cooke.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Of course, EVs that arent designed for battery swaps wont use it, and plug-in hybrids wont need it. and your Honda/Sony car will be perfectly happy with any Durcell/Energizer pack just like AA calls in your flashlight.

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LA show displays green car ‘glimpse into the future’

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The show, based at the Los Angeles Convention Center will host more than 30 significant world and North American debuts and feature more than 900 vehicles from sports cars and sedans to crossovers and minivans. More importantly, will feature more than 50 of the newest hybrids and alternative.

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Chrysler's first electric car to be two-seat sports car - Apr. 15, 2009

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Possibilities include a minivan and an Jeep Wrangler-like off-roader. Other Fiat/Chrysler hybrid and electric cars and SUVs are planned after that. They will also compete against new hybrids from Ford, Toyota ( TM ) and Honda ( HMC ), which are entering the market now.

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KPMG survey finds global auto execs ranking fuel efficiency the top consumer priority

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When asked which vehicle categories will see global sales increases over the next five years, hybrid fuel vehicles (84%) were most frequently named by the respondents, followed by electric vehicles (77%), which was a new category option in the survey this year, cars (69%), other alternative fuel vehicles (63%), basic or introduction cars (60%), cross-overs (56%), SUVs (51%), luxury vehicles (46%), small pick-up trucks (45%), minivans (41%), and large pick-up trucks (27%).

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Presidential Auto Task Force Concluded Plug-In GM Volt Likely Too Expensive To Be Commercially Successful in the Short-Term

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plug-in series hybrid—featuring a 16 kWh battery pack and a 40-mile all-electric range.). Chrysler’s product strength is in the pickup, SUV, and minivan segments—all of which are relatively low in fuel efficiency. While Chrysler is investing in newer powertrain development, as are all the OEMs, its limited resources lead it to project spending just over 3% of revenue on R&D over the next five years, versus 4-5% for General Motors, Toyota and Honda.

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Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan.

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