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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. 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 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. The Honda Insight Hybrid will start at [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Freed Hybrid Freed Hybrid Minivan Freed Spike Hybrid Honda Freed Honda Insight Honda Insight Exclusive Honda Insight Hybrid

Honda Insight Hybrid Production To End

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The Honda Insight hybrid is no more. According to Bloomberg, Honda informed dealers back in November that Insight production would stop this month, and asked them to stop taking orders on the model.

Honda Insight 2009 road test

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Honda is taking on the Toyota Prius with the latest version of the Insight, which is a huge advance on the original two-seater launched in 1999. The Insight is also competitively priced, starting at £15,490, which undercuts the Prius by nearly £3,000. Honda Insight lease prices.

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Natural Resources Canada invests $800K in G4 Insights project to convert forestry waste to renewable natural gas

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Natural Resources Canada is investing $800,000 in G4 Insights Inc. G4 Insights is partnering with the Canadian Gas Association members Enbridge Gas Distribution, FortisBC, Gaz Metro, Union Gas, utility host ATCO, the Natural Gas Innovation Fund, Alberta Innovates, and FPInnovations, who are contributing a combined $1.35

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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. The Insight itself is already cheaper than Toyota’s Prius, albeit it only achieves 41mpg compared to the Prius’s 50mpg.

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.

End of the road for the Honda Insight?

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It was once seen as the prime competitor for the ultra-successful Toyota Prius: but now it appears that the Honda Insight has lost the hybrid car war.

SAE World Congress offering technical insights into automakers’ series production fuel cell technology

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Among the offerings at SAE World Congress in Detroit this week are several technical papers covering the advances in hydrogen fuel cell technologies from vehicle manufacturers in the first stage of series production FCEVs. Papers will describe modeling studies and the evaluation of components mainly in PEM fuel cell systems, hydrogen storage and hydrogen fueling.

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5,000 Miles In Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

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61 mpg is what I''ve managed so far from the 2001 Honda Insight I bought back in March, over a distance of more than 5,000 miles. 61 mpg. That''s the figure everyone will want to know, so that''s the one I''m starting with. That, for the record, is eight miles per gallon better than the figure buyers would have seen on the car''s window sticker back in

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2012 Honda Insight

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Two years ago, Honda launched its Insight subcompact hybrid hatchback to high hopes. Regrettably, the company saw its hopes for soaring sales of its mild hybrids dashed, with the Insight selling less than half the projected number--largely because it suffered in comparison to its showroom stablemate, the Honda Fit.

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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Honda: Hybrids For Bigger Cars Now That Insight Is Going Away

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Scrambling to do a bit of damage control after news broke last month that production of its Insight hybrid will end this year, Honda issued a press release touting its renewed commitment to hybrid technology. The death of the Insight model begged the question, what about the tiny two-seat CR-Z hybrid hatchback?

Will Honda Insight, CR-Z Hybrids Be Pulled From U.S. Sale Too?

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required) reports that Honda will end European sales of the CR-Z and Insight hybrids after their numbers consistently failed to meet expectations. Honda sold 1,242 Insight hybrids in Europe last year, down 62 percent from the year before. Sometimes--to quote a famous frog--it''s not easy being green. Automotive News Europe (sub. The CR-Z racked up

New Tesla 70D Driven, Plug-In Price Cuts, Unpopular Insight: Today's Car News

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We''ve now driven the newest Tesla, and reported on a pair of price cuts on plug-in cars from General Motors. And then we tell you about the least popular car on sale in the U.S. All this and more today on Green Car Reports. Our biggest story is a drive report by our Tesla-owning reporter David Noland on the 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, the new base. Today in Car News

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. Catch up on last week''s big stories with our Week in Reverse feature and video. A new lithium-ion

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2011 Honda Insight

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The 2011 Honda Insight is the least expensive hybrid car on sale in the U.S. this year, at a base price of just $18,970 with delivery. But despite this distinction, the subcompact hatchback hasn’t been a success for Honda, selling just a fraction of early projections. In part, that’s because it sits on showroom floors right next to the

Volkswagen offers insight into electric Golf

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More details have been provided about the electric version of the Volkswagen Golf – to be known as the Golf blue e-motion. The vehicle is now scheduled to reach the market by 2014 having been previously been touted for a 2013 release. It will be driven by an electric motor that is integrated in the [.].

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

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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. With the new and more fuel-efficient Honda Fit hatchback now on sale, the Japanese carmaker is slimming down its lineup a bit.

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

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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. Today on Green CarReports: We drive VW''s first electric car to be sold in the U.S., 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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2012 Honda Insight: Higher MPGs, New Grille, Nicer Interior

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For 2012, Honda is planning to revise the Insight hatchback to address several of the criticisms levied against its smallest four-seat hybrid. Now, it's released a few details of the revised 2012 Insight before it officially unveils the updated model at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens September 13. In the two years it's been on sale, the

2012 Honda Insight: The Overlooked Subcompact Hybrid Choice?

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As we’ve pointed out before, however, there are plenty of other great hybrid choices on the market worthy of your attention, cars like the 2012 Honda Insight With four different Prius models and two non-prius hybrids now for sale in the U.S., it’s easy to go straight to a Toyota dealership when you’re looking for a hybrid car.

2013 Honda Insight: The Forgotten Hybrid?

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And with poor sales and Toyota's Prius C now on the market as a head-to-head rival, the Honda Insight can definitely consider itself a follower. That's a shame, for those who remember the original Honda Insight. Some lead, others follow. It may have looked quirky, cost a great deal and only seated two, but it was a triumph of engineering over

Insights into low-temperature performance issues of Li-ion batteries

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Researchers in Germany are providing some insight into the low-temperature performance issues of Li-ion batteries. In a paper in the Journal of Power Sources , they report on a combined in situ high-resolution neutron powder diffraction and electrochemical study on 18650-type Li-ion cells over a temperature range from 230 K to 320 K (-43 ?C C to +47 ?C), C), with a focus on the graphite anode and the low temperature performance of the cell.

2012 Toyota Prius C Vs 2012 Honda Insight: Sub-$20K Hybrids Compared

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One is the 2012 Honda Insight, familiar not just for its Prius-like profile but also having been on sale for several years now. If you're in the market for a brand new hybrid but want to save a few pennies on purchase price, you're really limited to two vehicles. The other is the 2012 Toyota Prius c, taking everything the Prius badge stands for

Will Surging Gas Prices Save The Honda Insight?

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So then, why hasn't it for the Honda Insight? The Toyota Prius is the best-selling hybrid vehicle of all time and recently passed three million sales globally and a million in the U.S., over more than a decade. And when fuel prices rise, so has demand for the Prius and other high-mileage vehicles. Ever since its introduction more than two years

3 Best-Selling Hybrids: Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Sonata Hybrid

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For a few years now, hybrid sales have been stalled at 2 to 3 percent of the U.S. market. But for the first seven months of this year, the total is at the low end of the scale: Hybrids represented 2.06 percent of sales from January through August, and just 1.98 percent of sals in August alone. The top three best-selling hybrids since January are

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Ford researchers present physics-based model of mass-induced fuel consumption for better insight into lightweighting benefits

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The existing models based on FRVs do not provide such insight because FRVs are not related significantly to vehicle fuel economy or maximum engine power …. Schematic of fuel use in driving. F w = fuel consumption due to mass-induced loads; F x = fuel cons.

Tesla Is Top Pick, Fisker Karma Restart, Honda Insight Dies: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: The Tesla Model S is named Best Overall vehicle by Consumer Reports, Wanxiang releases a rough timeline for the restart of Fisker Karma production, and the Honda Insight hybrid comes to the end of the road. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Tesla Model S electric car was named Best Overall vehicle by Consumer

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

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MIT team provides new insight into the performance of lithium iron phosphate cathodes; potentially important for new cathode materials

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Bazant and postdoc Daniel Cogswell has provided new insights into the performance and behavior of this important Li-ion battery cathode material.

USGS, DOE, and BOEM study delivers new insights on gas hydrates in Gulf of Mexico

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The data and imagery provide insight into the entire petroleum system at each location, including the source of gas, the migration pathways for the gas, the distribution of hydrate-bearing sediments, and the traps that hold the hydrate and free gas in place. Scientists have returned from a 15?day

Honda will introduce a refreshed Insight hybrid at Frankfurt; 96 gCO2/km

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Honda will unveil a cleaner, “higher quality” MY2012 Insight hybrid at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. In Europe, the MY2011 Insight carries a rating of 101 or 105 g/km, depending upon model. MY2012 Insight. For 2012, the Insight also receives a refresh of the exterior design, including a new front grille.

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. The monthly combined sales target for the Insight and Insight Exclusive is 1,500 units, with prices (before consumption tax) starting at ¥1,838,096 (US$24,221) for the Insight and ¥1,980,953 (US$26,103) for the Insight Exclusive. Refreshed Insight. Insight Exclusive.

Honda bringing Insight and Fit Hybrid to market in China; prepping for local production

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At the 10 th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, Honda announced it was introducing the Insight and the Fit Hybrid to the China market, in addition to the CR-Z, which was launched in July. Honda also announced its plans to further expand its lineup of hybrid models in China. In order to offer its hybrid models to Chinese customers at more affordable prices, Honda will begin preparation for local production of hybrid models in China in 2014.

IDC Energy Insights: Worldwide smart grid spending to reach $46.4B in 2015

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billion worldwide in 2015, according to a new report from IDC Energy Insights. For the purposes of the report, Worldwide Utility Smart Grid Spending Forecast, 2010-2015 , IDC Energy Insights identified 14 smart grid project types to identify top investment priorities across regions. Smart grid spending will increase 17.4% globally (compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for hardware, software and services) from 2010 to 2015 while overall spending will reach nearly $46.4

2012 Honda Insight: New Front Styling, Better Gas Mileage

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Although the Honda Insight was eagerly awaited before it launched as a 2010 model, the little hybrid hatchback has never come remotely close to its sales goals. But the company isn't giving up, and the new 2012 Honda Insight features revised front styling, a nicer interior, and improved gas mileage ratings. The subcompact 2012 Insight now gets EPA

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Oak Ridge researchers studying tension wood to gain insights for better tailored bioenergy crops

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Although tension wood itself is not considered to be a viable feedstock option, insight gleaned from studying its unique physical and molecular characteristics could be used to design and select more suitably tailored bioenergy crops.

Renault offers insight into autonomous driving

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The majority of the earliest steps towards autonomous driving have been taken by Japanese carmakers: but now Renault is keen to thrust itself to the front of the self-driving pack.

Chevy Volt Price-Gouging Pushes Buyer Into Honda Insight Hybrid

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For all the media furor over the 2011 Nissan Leaf and the 2011 Chevy Volt, you'd think that tens of thousands of them were flooding onto our streets each month. Not so. As of Feb 28, the total sold between both cars was just 1,102, made up of 928 Volts and 174 Leafs. Now, it may be that those totals won't rise as fast as the makers had planned