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Honda revealed its all-new Honda HR-V entry crossover will make its North American debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 19. The HR-V, already known as the Vezel in other markets, will serve as the entry point to the Honda light truck lineup; Honda said it is positioned below the CR-V in […]

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Automakers located in the U.S. will try to have vehicles talk to utility companies during a special field test this week. Eight global automakers are joining forces for a first-ever test of technology that will allow utility companies to communicate with plug-in electric vehicles via the cloud, an advancement that would help manage energy use […]

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Honda has renewed its partnership with SolarCity to help its vehicle owners have access to affordable solar power. The companies renewed their agreement October 8 at the SXSW Eco conference in Austin, TX. SolarCity and Honda said they have renewed their partnership with a new fund expected to finance $50 million in solar projects. The […]

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Yesterday marked the start of availability of the 2015 version of Honda’s sport hybrid coupe, the 2015 CR-Z. The 2015 CR-Z went on-sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $20,1452. As it has been for 2014, the 2015 CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) […]

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Six months after the installation of two power-producing wind turbines at Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc., Honda said with satisfaction that the turbines are producing more renewable, low emissions electrical power than was anticipated when the towers went into operation in January. Honda said the wind turbines have exceeded the projected power output figures […]

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Even small, fuel-efficient cars like the new Honda Fit can be nice basis for customization or personalization. With this in mind, and to help promote its new Fit, Honda will demonstrate the individualization potential of the all-new 2015 Fit through an interactive Tumblr experience launched August 20, culminating at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las […]

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Eight major automakers and 15 utilities organized by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) are demonstrating a standards-based, open grid integration platform for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The manufacturers involved said the open platform will simplify and streamline vehicle-to-grid (V2G) communications, enabling PEVs to provide grid services and increasing the overall value proposition of plug-in […]

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Although it’s taken a few days to filter out to North American media, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has confirmed that the country will offer a substantial subsidy for the new hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles being launched in early 2015. “This is the car of a new era because it doesn’t emit any carbon dioxide and […]

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If you’ve noticed the U.S. now has more than 75 alternative-energy vehicles, and gone are the days when “fuel efficient” and “eco-friendly” need be synonymous with “unexciting.” To rank seven sporty green cars, we’ve sifted through our sales Dashboard which tracks the entire U.S. market, and picked the ones we think few people who like […]

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People who are still saying they’ll believe fuel cells will become mainstream when they see it are one step closer to this much-delayed “future” as evidenced by Toyota’s plans. This week the maker of the Prius revealed the exterior design and Japan-market pricing for its production four-passenger fuel cell sedan it first showed last year […]

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