Honda News

  • Fast Charging 2011 Nissan Leaf

    One challenge to more widespread adoption of electric cars is public charging--or rather, the scattered multiple networks of irregularly spaced public charging stations. In Japan, the four major electric-car makers have now joined together to form a new company whose goal is to build a single public charging network, with an access card that will work throughout Japan and "offers more convenience to drivers." DON'T MISS: Nissan EZ Charge Card To Let Leafs Recharge On Four Networks Announced this morning, Nippon Charge Service LLC is being supported by Honda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Toyota...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid: Video Road Test

    Honda was the first car company to sell a hybrid in the U.S. by a few months, but it hasn't done nearly as well with its hybrids as Toyota has done with its Prius. Its first two-seat Insight wasn't close enough to the mainstream--and the first Honda Accord Hybrid in 2004 didn't post gas-mileage...

  • 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, April 2013
    Hyundai-Kia Topples Honda For UCS 'Greenest Automaker' Title

    Honda has long had the reputation of offering fuel-efficient, relatively green vehicles--but this year, it has lost the "Greenest Automaker" laurels that it's held since 1998 to an upstart: Hyundai-Kia. The latest award, detailed in a report that's now been issued six times by the Union of...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: First Deliveries Delayed From April To June

    It's not a good week for getting your hands on innovative Japanese cars. Following the news that Mitsubishi has delayed its plug-in Outlander yet further, Honda Fit customers will now have to wait until June to get their cars--following an original April 14 release date. There's no solid reason...

  • 2014 Honda Civic
    Honda Civic, Hybrid & Natural Gas: Ultimate Guide

    The Honda Civic originally made its name in the 1970s, arriving at the perfect time to attract tens of thousands of customers scared out of larger, thirstier vehicles by the oil crisis. Four decades down the line and the Civic still has a reputation as a gas sipper, though the modern car is...

  • Honda Fit used in ZipCar's ONE>WAY car-sharing service
    Drive A Honda Fit With ZipCar's New One>Way Car Sharing Service

    Want to drive the new 2015 Honda Fit subcompact without the high-pressure environment of a dealership test drive? You could do worse than to sign up for ZipCar's new ONE>WAY car-sharing service, which will use the new Fit exclusively when the model makes its debut. ONE>WAY could be the most...

  • Honda Concept B hybrid hatchback (Photo: Indian Autos Blog)

    It's a sign of how important the Chinese car market is becoming, that major automakers seem to show as many new concept vehicles in Beijing as they do at more traditional auto show venues. The latest to emerge from the Chinese show's halls is Honda's Concept B, previewing a hatchback due on the Chinese market in 2016. Unfortunately, it's not a replacement for the recently-canned Honda Insight--but the production hatch will offer a hybrid powertrain, sold under the unusual 'FUNTEC' banner. While there's an element of marketing-speak to the tag, Honda says the model will have both "excellent...

  • 2016 Honda HR-V
    2015 Honda HR-V: First Details On New Compact Crossover

    Honda has announced the first official details of its new HR-V small crossover--previously known as the Vezel in overseas markets. Based on the latest generation Honda Fit, the HR-V is set to rival cars like Nissan's Juke and MINI's Countryman in the compact crossover market. Arriving this winter...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Honda Accord Hybrid Remains In Tight Supply; Buyers On Waiting Lists

    The Insight may be Honda's flagship hybrid model, but that hasn't stopped the Japanese automaker from putting it out of its misery recently, with no replacement on the horizon. Luckily, another Honda hybrid is doing rather better--with demand actually outstripping current supply. According to Wards...

  • 2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014
    2015 Honda Fit: Quick Gas Mileage Drive Of All-New Hatchback

    If you're looking for a small hatchback that delivers high gas mileage and almost unparalleled flexibility, the all-new 2015 Honda Fit should probably be at the top of your list. The new Fit has become a more important car for Honda now that it's built in Mexico, and that's reflected in many of the...

  • Photovoltaic solar panels on roof of Honda Smart Home at UC-Davis, California
    Honda Opens Demonstration Smart Home, With Fit EV Electric Car In Garage

    The Honda Smart Home represents about 2000 square feet of energy efficient living

  • 2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show
    CA's Favorite Cars: Honda Civic For Retail Buyers, Prius Hybrid Overall

    California is different from the rest of the United States. And its vehicle mix turns out to be very different too. A simple glance at the state's rainbow of cultures and languages, its record of social and technological innovation, and its varied climates--a five-hour drive takes you from ocean...

  • 2013 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe [UK specification]

    Japanese automaker Honda has been in the hybrid game from the very start, releasing the quirky, two-seat Insight back in 1999. Since then, the company has sold a variety of other hybrid models, and currently offers four to U.S. consumers. We've compiled reviews and articles for each Honda hybrid to bring you a full guide to the current range. Click the model name to see the car's full review, and click on links for relevant information on each vehicle. You'll find the Honda CR-Z on this page, the Insight on page 2, the Civic Hybrid on page 3 and the Accord Hybrid on the fourth page. You may...

  • 2001 Honda Insight
    Buying A Used 2000-2006 Honda Insight Hybrid: The Guide

    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? What do you need to look out for? And more importantly...

  • 2001 Honda Insight
    Introduction To Our Used 2001 Honda Insight Hybrid

    In the world of automotive journalism, "practice what you preach" is a difficult statement to honor. It just isn't always possible. We do our best though, which is how I've come to be the proud owner of a 2001 Honda Insight. Let me explain. ALSO SEE: Life With Tesla Model S: One Year And 15,00...

  • Honda Marysville Auto Plant
    Honda To Install Natural-Gas Fueling Station Near Ohio Car Plant

    Honda hopes to encourage suppliers to use CNG for their delivery vehicles.

  • Honda Vezel (Japanese version)
    2015 Honda HR-V: Name For New Subcompact Crossover Based On Fit?

    With the 2015 Honda Fit now in production at a new factory in Mexico, the all-new version of that hatchback will be the first in a series of subcompacts launched by Honda over the next few years. Another is a small crossover utility vehicle, unveiled at last fall's Tokyo Motor Show and dubbed the...

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid
    Honda: Hybrids For Bigger Cars Now That Insight Is Going Away

    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...

  • Honda hydrogen fueling station in Torrance, California.

    Honda hopes its new hydrogen-fueling protocol will become the industry standard.

  • 2014 Honda Insight
    Honda Insight Hybrid Production To End

    The Honda Insight hybrid is no more. That's the confirmation from Honda itself, as slow sales prompt the Japanese automaker to end production of its flagship hybrid. According to Bloomberg, Honda informed dealers back in November that Insight production would stop this month, and asked them to stop...

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    2014 Honda Fit EV: Model Year Ends Early As Last Cars Are Built

    Honda has announced through its EV sales division that the Fit EV model year production will end early, with production of the last of the 2014 Fit EVs this fall. [UPDATE: Honda North America subsequently clarified that Fit EV production will end on schedule this fall, not "early." Honda added that...

  • 1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."
    Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

    The latest film in Honda's Environmental Short Film series focuses on the company's response to 1970s California air pollution.

  • 2013 Honda Fit EV drive event, Pasadena, CA, June 2012
    Electric Honda Fit EV Goes Ice-Racing Against Old Two-Stroke Saab

    Given the recent cold snap, spending a day deliberately driving around on ice might not seem that appealing. Others, such as those from the Adirondack Motor Enthusiast Club, like nothing more than to take to a frozen lake in their cars. But this past weekend they got to compete against a sort of...

  • Honda Vision XS-1 concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].
    Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

    Automakers unveiled several small SUV concepts at the 2014 India Auto Expo.

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