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 [.].

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.

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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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The Insight Exclusive. 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.

All Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Are Compliance Cars, For Now

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When the first Honda Insight and Toyota Prius hybrids launched in 1999 and 2000, expectations for their sales were low. And hybrids indeed logged annual sales in the low thousands until the second-generation Prius came along for 2004. But the sales numbers for the earliest hybrids look stratospheric compared to the projections for sales of. Japan hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell compliance car

Prius tops the sales charts again

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Whoever thought the only certainties in life were death and taxes clearly hasn’t paid attention to the sales charts in Japan lately. It is the fifth successive month for Prius to be the number one selling new car in Japan according to official data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota Honda Fit Honda Insight Hybrid Japan new car sales Japan sales Toyota Prius Toyota Vitz

Insight Becomes First Hybrid Vehicle to Rank as Best-Selling Vehicle in Japan

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Insight sales in Japan from launch. Honda’s Insight ( earlier post ) ranked as the best-selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April—excluding mini-vehicles with displacement of less than 660cc—with sales of 10,481 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. This marks the first time a hybrid model has been the best selling vehicle in Japan for any monthly sales period.

Why Can't U.S. Buyers Get Hybrid Toyota Yaris & Honda Fit?

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Both Toyota and Honda are hybrid pioneers. Both companies sell subcompact gasoline models (the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Fit) and separate subcompact hybrid models (the Toyota Prius C and Honda Insight). buyers don't know is that those companies also sell hybrid versions of the Yaris and Fit. They sell well in Japan--but the

Initial Orders For Insight Hybrid in Japan Top 10,000 Units, More than 2X the Monthly Goal

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Ten days after it went on sale in Japan ( earlier post ), the new Honda Insight Hybrid has racked up orders for more than 10,000 units—more than double the monthly sales goal. The environmentally friendly Insight “had a buoyant marketing start,” although Honda and other automakers have been hit by the global economic woes, a Honda official said.Consumers appear to have been attracted to the Insight due to its affordable sticker price, industry analysts said.

Cumulative worldwide sales of Honda hybrids passes 1 million units

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announced that its cumulative worldwide sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 1 million units as of the end of September 2012. This milestone was reached 12 years and 11 months after the start of sales of the first generation Insight in Japan November 1999, which realized fuel economy of 35 km/liter (82.3 Toyota hit the 1-million mark for cumulative global hybrid sales at the end of May 2007 ( earlier post ), and has since rocketed past 4 million cumulative units.

New Honda Insight 10th-Best Selling Car in Japan in February, Edges Out Prius

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Honda’s Insight hybrid was Japan’s 10 th -best-selling new car in February, excluding minicars, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Honda received more than 15,000 orders for the Insight, which was launched that month. Nevertheless, the Insight made No. ’s Prius hybrid. Nikkei.

Honda Insight Sales Take Plunge, Company Reconsiders Hybrid Fit

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Honda had initially set a sales goal of the newly redesigned Honda Insight at 200,000 units in 2010, its first full year of production. Last year, the company sold 130,445 total units worldwide since the Insight's introduction which began in Japan in February and spread throughout the rest of the The number is certainly a high target to aim for.

Honda Begins Sales of All-New Fit and Fit Hybrid in Japan

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Layout of the system components in the Fit Hybrid. has begun sales in Japan of a newly refreshed Fit (Jazz in other markets) model together with the all-new Fit Hybrid, a new addition to the Fit lineup. The Fit Hybrid will be offered at the starting price of ¥1.59

All-New Honda Fit On Sale Today (In Japan), Including Fit Hybrid

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Honda''s all-new Fit launches today in its home country of Japan, and with it comes the latest version of the Fit Hybrid--with Honda''s completely new hybrid drivetrain technology. Where once the Honda Fit Hybrid sold in Japan and Europe used the same mild hybrid Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) powertrain as that of the current Insight, the new Fit

Report: Honda to Advance Hybrid Fit for Japan to 2010

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The Nikkei reports that Honda will release the hybrid version of its Fit subcompact in Japan in fall 2010, about 18 months ahead of the earlier schedule. The company had initially planned to introduce the hybrid Fit in 2012, when the vehicle will be fully remodeled. Instead, it opted to develop the hybrid version based on the current subcompact and roll it out sooner to tap the anticipated market expansion.

Honda to Begin Selling Insight and CR-Z Hybrids in China By End of 2012

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Honda will begin selling two hybrid models produced in Japan—the Insight and CR-Z—in China before the end of 2012, said Honda Motor Co., In addition, said Ito, Acura will introduce its first hybrid model within the next three years. President & CEO Takanobu Ito in his speech at the 2010 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. Last year, Honda sales set a new record of 580,000 units in China.

Honda Insight Sells 569 Units in First Week of US Sales

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The Honda 2010 Insight hybrid, which made its sales debut in the US in limited quantities on 24 March, posted sales of 569 units through the end of the month. The Insight, which carries an EPA rating of 40/43/41 city/highway/combined miles per gallon, has an MSRP of $19,800, excluding tax, license, registration, destination charges and options. Sales of the Insight in Japan, which began in February, have been brisk, and have helped the automaker weather the slump there.

Report: Honda to Aggressively Price New Fit Hybrid In Japan

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has decided to sell its new hybrid car for around ¥1.59 million (about US$18,600), which will be the lowest price for a gasoline-electric vehicle sold in Japan, according to company sources. million yen price tag for the cheapest model of its Insight hybrid put on sale in February last year. which is expected to release a new compact hybrid next year that will do more than 40 kilometers per liter [94 mpg US, 2.5 Kyodo reports that Honda Motor Co.

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Now On Sale in Japan; Targeting 1,000 Units Per Month

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has begun sales of the all-new CR-Z (“Compact Renaissance Zero”) hybrid ( earlier post ) in Japan on Friday, February 26, 2010. Honda is targeting monthly sales of 1,000 units of the new hybrid. Honda Motor Co.,

Prius Continues to Dominate New Vehicle Sales in Japan

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Toyota’s Prius continued its run as the top-selling new car in Japan in September, posting 31,758 units, representing an increase of 341% from September 2008. Monthly Prius sales in Japan. Honda’s Insight hybrid was fifth, with 10,289 units sold.

ALABC lead-acid UltraBattery Civic hybrid surpasses 100,000 miles of fleet duty

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In a project co-funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by Ecotality North America, the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium (ALABC) has demonstrated the durability of lead-carbon batteries in the high-rate, partial state-of-charge operation of a hybrid electric vehicle. The hybrid has also achieved comparable MPG performance with that of the same model powered by Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries but at a significantly lower cost, ALABC said. Batteries Hybrids

Prius Top Selling Car in Japan in May

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Toyota’s new Prius was Japan’s top-selling vehicle in May, according to new car sales rankings —excluding minicars with displacements of less than 660 cc—released by the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA). Prius sales in Japan by month since January 2007.

Honda to introduce three hybrids to China market this year, local production of EVs

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Within this year, Honda will introduce three hybrid models to the China market. All three models, the CR-Z, the Insight and the Fit Hybrid, are equipped with Honda’s original IMA (Integrated Motor Assist) lightweight and compact hybrid system. As the next step, Honda says it will introduce a new hybrid system more appropriate for mid- to large-sized vehicles as well as a plug-in hybrid system. China Electric (Battery) Hybrids Vehicle Manufacturers

Honda to Begin Sales of CR-Z and Fit Hybrids in Japan in 2010

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confirmed plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010. The Fit was Japan’s top-selling model from January-June this year, with 65,589 units sold. The Prius is in second place for the same period in Japan, with 51,410 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. 1 line at its Suzuka Factory, the production of Insight also began on Suzuka’s No.

Prius Accounts for 10% of All New Passenger Car Sales in Japan in November

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Toyota’s Prius maintained its top spot in Japan new passenger car sales in November for the seventh month in a row, posting 26,815 units, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. Monthly sales of the Prius in Japan since 2007.

Lux: Panasonic has 39% share of plug-in vehicle batteries, thanks to its deal with Tesla

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Batteries for hybrids and plug-in vehicles are growing fast, more than tripling over the past three years to reach 1.4 Hybrids demanded 481 MWh of batteries in Q1 2014, while electric vehicles called for 774 MWh. drivers did, despite Japan being a much smaller automotive market overall.

Hybrids in Japan Grabbed 12% New Vehicle Market Share in May

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Hybrids represented 12% of new light-duty vehicle sales—excluding minicars—in Japan in May, according to figures from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. With a total of 21,601 units sold, this was the first time that the monthly new vehicle share of hybrids topped 10%. By comparison, in the US hybrids represented 2.8% Honda’s Insight hybrid came in third with sales of 8,183 units. Nikkei.

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 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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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. million data points from about 5,000 Insights, from February to August 2009.

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

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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. However, it projects Japanese hybrid vehicle sales will rise to 147,000 units, up 50,000 units from the figure projected for the current fiscal year and representing 23% of overall sales. The company also plans to release a hybrid version of the Freed next autumn—its first hybrid minivan.

Toyota Prius Tops Passenger Car Sales in Japan in 2009; 5.3% Share of New Passenger Car Market

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The Toyota Prius was the top-selling passenger car (excluding mini-cars and imported cars) in Japan in 2009, according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA). Top 10 sellers in Japan in 2009.

Prius Top-Selling Car in Japan for Second Month in a Row with 22,292 Units

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Toyota’s Prius was the top-selling car in Japan in June for the second month in a row, with sales of 22,292 units—3.58 times June 2008 results of 6,231 units— according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association (JADA). Honda’s hybrid Insight came in fourth in June with 8,782 units, behind the Honda Fit and the Toyota Vitz. In April, the Honda Insight had been the top-seller—the first hybrid to be such—with 10,481 units.

Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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Toyota: When the Toyota Prius originally went on sale in 1997, it was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car, meaning the Japanese automaker effectively stole a march on its rivals. When sales of the Civic Hybrid started to flag, Honda introduced the Insight Hybrid earlier this year.

Mitsubishi Fuso Has Sold More than 500 Hybrid Trucks in Japan

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has sold more than 500 units of the Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid truck model in Japan to date. The hybrid truck’s fuel efficiency benefits best take effect in stop-and-go traffic and delivery operations for parcel services and wholesalers, for example. Their hybrid drive systems consist of an electric motor and the powertrain from the 7.5-ton Fuso Canter series production truck, which meets the Euro 4 emission requirement.

Prius tops the charts in Japan

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To the surprise of… well, nobody really… the Toyota Prius was once again the top-selling car in Japan in June marking the second month in a row the vehicle has topped the sales charts in its native country. times the number it sold in June 2008 at 6,231 units - according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. It wasn’t the only green car to enjoy success in Japan, however.

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.

CR-Z is Hot in Japan, Sales Higher than Expected

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Honda can't afford another hybrid failure. After lackluster sales of the newly redesigned Insight, Honda needs a hit in the hybrid segment. They are hopeful that the upcoming CR-Z can garner sales success and be a hit here in the States, but the outlook is uncertain. Whether or not the CR-Z will be a sale success or flop here remains to be

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 [.].

Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Audi is systematically driving forward the electrification of its cars with both high-voltage, electric drive e-tron models as well as lower voltage mild hybrids. TDI quattro plug-in hybrid. Audi is the first manufacturer worldwide to use this technology in a production plug-in hybrid.

Prius number one in Japan again

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Now you could say the same about the top selling passenger vehicle list in Japan. For the fourth successive month, the Toyota Prius topped the charts according to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. The hybrid car posted 21,669 units sold in August – that’s up 360 per cent compared to the prior year, and represented 12 per cent of total automobile sales in the country for the month. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Latest news Toyota

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.