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Today Honda announced its 2014 Civic Hybrid and Civic Natural gas will go on sale this month with some improvements to the hybrid. The hybrid goes on sale Feb. 5 nationwide, and the natural gas car carries forth at dealers in 37 states effective Feb. 15. The big(ger) news with the carried-forward IMA (Integrated Motor […]

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Yuuji Fujiki, chief engineer for Honda’a IMA hybrid system, holding the battery pack used in the 2012 Civic Hybrid. (Photos: Brad Berman, All rights reserved.) The new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, using a lithium ion battery for the first time, increased its average EPA fuel economy rating from 41 mpg to 44 mpg. The new […]

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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid American Honda Motor Co., Inc., will recall 36,656 Civic Hybrid vehicles from model years 2006 through 2007 in the U.S. to replace the DC-to-DC converter, a component of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid control system. The DC-to-DC converter may experience an internal failure that could lead to engine stalling and malfunction […]

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When Honda recently unveiled its 2012 Civic design, and announced that the new Civic Hybrid would use lithium ion batteries for the first time, we weren’t surprised. Last March, we reported that the Civic and other Honda hybrids were already in the process of migrating from nickel to lithium. What does it mean for consumers? […]

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For the past seven years, the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic GX has been named the greenest vehicle on the market by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. The Civic GX might next year cede its green crown to the all-electric Nissan LEAF or the plug-in Chevy Volt. Nonetheless, Honda is planning to increase production […]

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Bloomberg reported today that Honda will fix a software flaw in about 90,000 Civic Hybrids sold in the U.S. that can cause their batteries to wear out sooner than expected. For the past year, issues related to the Civic Hybrid battery have been discussed by numerous owners in the HybridCars.com Civic Hybrid forum. Honda informed […]

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Reuters and 24/7 Wall Street are reporting that Honda is phasing out the gas-powered Civic for the Japanese market, and will only sell the hybrid version. Honda will roll out an all-new Civic worldwide in late 2011. As we reported a few days ago, Honda is boosting investment in hybrid technology, based on the belief […]

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Honda has launched its first factory designed and warranted supercharger kit for the manual-transmission version of the CR-Z hybrid. Supercharged 2011-2014 models will see the two-seater’s stock peak output significantly increased for a serious boost in speed potential for the roughly 2,650-pound car. In the case of 2013/14 models, power will rise above the base […]

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The Honda Civic CNG is now eligible to a $1,000 purchase credit in California. The special savings from the California Energy Commission is an immediate $1,000 purchase credit supplied directly by certified Honda Civic Natural Gas dealers at the time of purchase, stated Honda. In addition to the purchase credit savings, Civic Natural Gas vehicle […]

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Consumer Reports’ July Issue will show the newly redesigned Honda Accord Hybrid “falls well short” of the EPA’s 47 mpg combined estimate, scoring instead 40 in CR’s testing. This report rings reminiscently similar to that of the EPA estimated Ford C-MAX and Ford Fusion Hybrids also rated at 47 combined, and scoring even less. “We’ve […]

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