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An Indiana family has won a Honda Civic Hybrid for its use of the State’s “Natural Treasures.” During this past summer, the Nature Conservancy and Honda teamed up for a sweepstakes that challenged locals to explore natural sites. Targeted at residents in Honda manufacturing states of Alabama, Indiana and Ohio, Honda said the “Natural Treasures” […]

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The next-generation Honda Civic’s manufacturing will be led from North America. Honda is investing $857 million over three years into three facilities in Alliston, Ontario, Canada, with new technologies and processes. This comes as the company said these plants will play the role of global lead plant for the next-generation of the Honda Civic (current […]

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Today, is the official day the 2015 Civic Hybrid launches at Honda dealers across the U.S. The hybrid vehicle starts at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $24,7352 for the base version, known as the Civic Hybrid Sedan CVT. Meanwhile, the 2015 Civic Natural Gas goes on sale at Honda dealers in 37 states […]

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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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Despite its investment in hybrids, electric cars, fuel cell vehicles and the compressed natural gas Civic GX, Honda has earned a reputation for a string of green car missteps. The Accord Hybrid flopped; the redesigned Honda Insight didn’t go mainstream; and the Honda CR-Z coupe’s sporty-efficient combination was panned by auto critics. Yet, the company […]

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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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Compare the Civic Hybrid! If you’re thinking about buying a Civic Hybrid, you might also consider a Honda Insight or Toyota Prius. Compare these vehicles. As soon as the second-generation Prius arrived on the scene in 2003, the Civic Hybrid was cast in its role as runner-up in the hybrid world. It’s true that the […]

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Last week, we reported that Honda finally acknowledged a problem with the batteries of the Honda Civic Hybrid by issuing a “technical service bulletin.” This comes after one year of complaints—more than 100 on the HybridCars.com forum alone—about diminished fuel economy and power after a year or two driving, especially in hot weather conditions. Drivers […]

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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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