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Honda today gave a sneak preview of two new vehicles to be introduced at the New York International Auto Show in April. The Clarity Fuel Cell, currently on sale in California, will be joined by a battery electric version and a plug-in hybrid version. The all-electric is expected to have a range of approximately 80 […]

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Honda and General Motors are taking a step forward on hydrogen-powered cars together, announcing an $85 million investment into hydrogen fuel cell stack production at a plant in Michigan. GM’s Brownstown Township plant in Michigan will produce the fuel cell equipment, starting around 2020, under the name of the joint venture, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing […]

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Sometimes plug-in vehicle advocates are accused of holding to conspiracy theories that deep-pocketed interests and carmakers resisting EVs want to promote hydrogen, but who needs theories when intentions are expressed in plain sight? To wit, yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, 13 CEOs and chairpersons from major corporations representing total revenues of […]

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Honda revealed yesterday at the Detroit auto show that it is adding a dedicated hybrid model to its light truck lineup in 2018. The announcement was made during the introduction of Honda’s all-new Odyssey minivan by Takahiro Hachigo, the automaker’s president and CEO. The new hybrid model – Ridgeline pickup shown, as no images are […]

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Honda and Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, are discussing ways to integrate the two companies’ autonomous car technologies. Honda unveiled a prototype self-driving car in June, but said a proposed deal did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system. SEE ALSO: Honda To […]

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Honda’s theme for the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem.” The Japanese automaker will present the NeuV concept at next year’s CES, a seemingly boxy vehicle that couldn’t care less about being aerodynamic. The company said the concept is an automated EV commuter vehicle equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) called “emotion […]

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Honda says it’s planning to skyrocket up from low-volume hybrid sales today to more than two-thirds of U.S. volume coming from green cars by 2030. CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that by 2030, he wants more than two-thirds of U.S. Honda and Acura volume to come from green cars such as traditional hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cell […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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Honda had a surprise for those attending this week’s CEATE consumer electronics show held just outside Tokyo, a 3D printed electric car. Called Micro Commuter, the little battery powered delivery car was produced for Toshimaya, a Japanese cookie company which has plans to actually use it. This isn’t Honda’s first 3D printed car. It produced […]

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Major automakers are ramping up their fight and exerting pressure to delay or seek adjustments to the Obama administration’s aggressive fuel economy and greenhouse gas emission targets by 2025. In a prepared statement made public on Wednesday, Mitch Bainwol, head of the industry trade group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said that low gasoline prices and […]

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