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It’s been rumored before, and now Honda is preparing a hybrid version of its popular CR-V. Unveiled this week in Shanghai, and to be built by its joint-venture partner Dongfen, then released in China after the midway point of this year, the CR-V Hybrid is expected to utilize a dual-motor powertrain. Whether it would also […]

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Today Honda unveiled its spacious and nicely appointed Clarity Electric sedan whose approximately 80 miles of estimated range would be about on par for a 2011 model year electric car. To be offered initially later this year in California and Oregon with “an attractive lease program” based around an MSRP in the mid 30s, the […]

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Up until now, the Honda Clarity has only been available as a fuel cell-powered vehicle, and as such, is only sold in certain markets. It hasn’t been much of a success story, simply because no one buys fuel cell vehicles. Honda is changing that and will soon offer some more variety with all-electric and plug-in […]

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Crossover SUV sales are on the rise and just because they offer some of the benefits of a truck does not mean they need to be inefficient. Indeed, the standard now for fuel economy among the best is nearly as good as some compact sedans. Of course, with the exception of all-electric models, the top-performing […]

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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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