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Honda, which started the modern hybrid segment in 1999, now possesses “world-class” hybrid technology but for those wondering when it means to assert its theoretical superiority in new Toyota-beating products, it’s still steady as she goes. Today Honda has three up-and-coming hybrid technologies – in general terms, a 1-motor, 2-motor, and 3-motor system. These all […]

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Honda’s stellar but priced-higher Accord Hybrid has only sold at monthly levels of around a quarter to a third of the Camry Hybrid this year, but part of this may be due to a backlog. According to Wards Auto, intenders for the $30,000-$36,000 car are having to be put on a waiting list. The car […]

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Toyota’s Prius has loomed above the U.S. hybrid sales landscape ever since it and Honda’s Insight ushered in the hybrid era in 2000, but of late, the Prius has been losing some of its lion’s share. Redesigned in 2009, and launched in the U.S. in 2010, for the past few years the third-generation Prius – […]

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Now 13 years since one little hybrid hatchback model was imported by Honda from Japan to America and began a new automotive category, 2013 saw more incremental growth and a new high-water mark of nearly a half-million hybrids sold. Today there are 19 brands selling a total of 46 hybrid models of all varieties including […]

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While more makes and models are on their way, the number of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) available now in the U.S. can still be still counted on the fingers of one hand. Each is positioned as functional, fuel-efficient, low-emissions, mainstream-priced, and subsidy eligible, but is any one of them a stand-out “best?” We’re more […]

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The Honda Accord has been named “Green Car of the Year” at the LA Auto show for the second time in three years. Not to be confused with the stellar 50mpg (city) Accord Hybrid or 115 MPGe Accord PHEV, this speaks of the entire lineup of midsized sedans that includes a V6 powertrain and passes […]

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Honda’s 2014 Accord Hybrid will debut at U.S. dealers nationwide on Halloween, October 31. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) ranges from $29,155 for the Accord Hybrid to $34,905 for the Accord Hybrid Touring model, plus a destination and handling charge of $790. “With advanced technologies standard on every Accord Hybrid we’ve given customers an […]

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October’s auto sales figures were disastrous. And hidden in the dismal numbers were a couple of hybrid oddities. You might view them as thrillers: The Case of the Missing Hybrids, double-billed with Last Hybrid Standing. Missing from October figures were the Dodge Durango Hybrid and Chrysler Aspen Hybrid, for which not a single sale was […]

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Date: June 7, 2007 – San Jose Mercury News Honda is dropping the hybrid version of the Honda Accord. Honda’s decision to place a hybrid system in the V-6 version of the Accord, rather than the more fuel-efficient four-cylinder vehicle, was a critical error. That decision—to use hybridization to offer greater performance rather than maximum […]

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