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  • Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad

    I’ve owned two Chevrolet Volts, an early 2011 model and, currently, a second-generation 2017 version. I have loved them both. They’re sleek, sprightly, and have enough electric range to cover most driving. For longer trips, the gas engine kicks in when the charge runs out. The Volt, to me, is the perfect compromise between electric and gas, traditional and cutting-edge—and the car I almost always recommend when people ask me what electric-car they should buy. Three features set the Volt apart from—and in my opinion way above—other plug-in hybrids such as the...

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    Spy photographer captures Honda Pilot Plug-in Hybrid

    Honda has been something of a laggard in the race for electric cars. It looks like that's about to change, if recent spy photos are anything to go by. A shot by spy photographer Brian Williams in Automotive News (subscription required), shows an updated Pilot with both a reconfigured fuel filler...

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    2019 Honda Insight first drive mpg review: 55 mpg from hybrid sedan

    Last week, we drove the new 2019 Honda Insight sedan and found Honda's newest compact hybrid roomy and comfortable. During our drive around Minneapolis, its exurbs, and into Wisconsin, we wanted to put to the test Honda's claims that its 1.5-liter inline-4 and 96-kw electric motor combination could...

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    2019 Honda Insight video review

    You could be forgiven for not remembering the two Honda vehicles that have worn an Insight badge before. The first was a quirky hatchback two-seater that struggled for acceptance with mainstream buyers. The second was a Prius-like Prius fighter, egg shape and all. This 2019 Honda Insight is the...

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    Honda starts production of new Insight hybrid in Indiana

    Honda announced that it began building its third-generation Insight hybrid at its factory in Indiana this week. The company first introduced a concept version of the car at the Detroit auto show in January, and showed the production version in New York in March. This is the third generation of the...

  • Honda Clarity Electric at Honda R&D Center, Tochigi, Japan, June 2017
    2018 Honda Clarity Electric hits dealerships in California and Oregon with $199 lease deal

    The 2018 Honda Clarity Electric car rolled into California and Oregon dealerships this week, but nobody can buy it. It's only available for lease for $199 a month for 36 months with $1,499 due at signing. That figure reflects the $7,500 federal tax credit, which Honda finance will keep as part of...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Plugged into L1 in Corte Madera, Calif.

    With new stewardship comes new perspective—sometimes on old things. Here at Green Car Reports, we have driven the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid a couple of times. New reviewers sometimes bring new context and background to subjects we've covered before. And that's the case with the Clarity PHEV, which we think deserves a little more attention than it's been getting in general. Driving a Clarity PHEV in and around San Francisco for four days earlier this month brought this reviewer full circle to when I started writing about cars and began this journey of understanding how to make...

  • Honda Everus EV concept
    Honda debuts Everus electric car for China, based on the HR-V

    Honda announced that the Everus will go into production by the end of the year and will lead off a new line of electric cars in China.

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017
    All else equal, which Honda Clarity would you buy? Twitter poll results

    A majority of those who took the poll—53 percent—were most interested in the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, with its 48-mile electric range, backed up by another 292 miles of range from its gas tank.

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hudson Valley, NY, Apr 2018
    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

    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. Now it has a strong competitor in the form of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, a...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017
    Which Honda Clarity would you buy: electric, plug-in hybrid, or fuel cell? Take our Twitter poll

    The Clarity sedan will encompass three models: a battery electric with 114-mile range, a 42-mile plug-in hybrid, and a fuel-cell vehicle

  • 2019 Honda Insight, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Honda Insight: good-looking 50-mpg competitor for Prius hybrid

    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...

  • 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

    While mid-size sedans are losing the U.S. sales battle to crossover utility vehicles, they still sell hundreds of thousands of units each year. An entirely redesigned Honda Accord launched for 2018 just a few months after a redesigned version of its U.S. arch-rival the Toyota Camry, but the Accord won numerous awards for its design, features, and superb driving and handling qualities. Now, the 47-mpg 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is about to go on sale. DON'T MISS: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid first drive review Honda announced Friday that the first versions of the hybrid 2018 Accord would go on at...

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    2018 Honda Accord Hybrid rated by EPA at 47 mpg combined

    The EPA has now released the fuel-efficiency ratings for the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, and they came in 1 mpg below the combined number the company had hoped to reach. At a drive event last fall, Honda said it hoped the redesigned Accord Hybrid could manage the same fuel-efficiency ratings as last...

  • Honda CR-V Hybrid introduced at 2017 Shanghai auto show
    Honda CR-V Hybrid to launch in Europe; still no word on US or Canada

    The Honda CR-V Hybrid, a more fuel-efficient version of the company's best-selling compact crossover, has been around for almost a year now. It's on sale in China, announced for Japan, and now, as of Tuesday, it's slated to arrive in European markets early in 2019. As for North America? The company...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at hydrogen fueling station  [photo: Chris Baccus]
    Why a Fiat 500e driver got a Honda Clarity Fuel Cell as his next green car: low cost

    When marketing executive Chris Baccus leased a 2015 Fiat 500e three years ago, he intended to keep his 2007 BMW 335i as a "fun car," and use the electric Fiat just for commuting. Within six months, he'd sold the BMW altogether. Part of his interest in the Fiat, he admitted, came from an article...

  • Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Honda Insight video preview from Detroit auto show

    Pickup trucks took the limelight this year, but a significant green car made a quiet debut. 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...

  • Honda Insight Prototype, 2018 Detroit auto show
    2019 Honda Insight prototype debuts in Detroit; 50 mpg or better projected

    At the 2018 Detroit auto show, the Honda Insight Prototype was unveiled Monday to preview a production sedan due later this year. Any new hybrid car from one of the pioneers of hybrid-electric vehicles is notable, and that's what Honda has delivered. Honda called the car at the auto show an...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid   [photo: owner 'Viking79']

    We only published our first-drive report on the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid last week, and the car is just now showing up at Honda dealers across the country. But that means the first examples are already been bought and driven. A couple of readers indicated that they were among the buyers, so we asked for their first impressions. DON'T MISS: 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive Lo and behold, a reader known only as "Viking79" pointed us to a page on his personal blog, Cars With Plugs. It contains a long and thoughtful set of first impressions of his 2017 Honda Clarity Plug-In...

  • Frame from 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid "Beyond the Battery" ad
    Can Honda break through buyer confusion about plug-in hybrids?

    With the launch of the 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan, the Chevrolet Volt now has its first serious competition among long-range plug-in hybrids. About 25,000 second-generation Volts were sold last year, and this year's number will be about 20,000. Honda says it may sell about the same...

  • 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid drive, Napa Valley, Caifornia, Dec 2017
    2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid first drive

    There's a new plug-in hybrid in town, and it could expand the audience for cars that provide useful electric range for daily driving while retaining an efficient gasoline engine for longer trips. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is the third and most important model in the Clarity lineup...

  • Honda Sports EV concept, 2017 Tokyo Motor Show
    Not just Porsche: Honda wants 15-minute fast charges for electric cars too

    With Porsche promising ultra-fast charging for its Mission E electric car, Honda isn’t going to let the German automaker keeps its 15 minutes of charging fame. Honda aims to develop cars that can grab enough juice from the grid for 240 kilometers (150 miles) of range in 15 minutes flat...

  • 2008 Honda Civic GX, photographed by owner Duncan Chalmers, Seattle
    When fueling stations shut down for your natural-gas car: one reader's experience

    Let's say you buy the greenest car you can, one that uses a different kind of fuel, and drive it happily for several years. What happens when the supply of your fuel suddenly ends, and you can no longer fill up your car? That's just what happened to Duncan Chalmers of Seattle, who can no longer...

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

    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. That means that for...

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