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    Official: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid ups rating to 50 mpg city
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    It was just a few months ago that Honda was saying the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid would enter the crowded hybrid market with a 49-mpg city fuel economy rating. As it turns out, like other automakers of late, Honda didn't get its mpg number quite right. But unlike Ford and Hyundai, which each had to ...

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    Official: ZIpcar gaily supports GLAAD with Honda Insight carsharing
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    The term "Rainbow Coalition" may have been originally coined to describe a movement led by Rev. Jesse Jackson during the 1980s, but the largest US carsharing service appears to be putting its own spin on the concept, with the help of some Honda hybrids. Zipcar is giving a folks a chance to ...

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    Official: Honda goes solar in Japan, will sell renewable energy in 2015
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    The sun should be smiling on the new Honda facility in Sakura, Japan, where the automaker is installing a "mega solar system" that can produce 10 MW a year on a new test course. The track will cover 25 hectares (about 62 acres) and be used to test "advanced safety technologies," but we're more ...

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    Official: Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi will collaborate on charging network in Japan
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    A rising tide and electric vehicles may make for a mixed metaphor, but four of Japan's largest automakers say they're going to work together to build out enough of a charging infrastructure to boost demand for plug-in vehicles in their home country. Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi will work ...

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    Read This: Honda, Fiat show dutiful compliance in EV game
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    Despite long waiting lists, neither Honda nor Fiat have any plans to boost production of their popular, low-volume electric vehicles and both say future production output for both the Honda Fit EV and Fiat 500e is pretty much spoken for for the rest of the year. In doing so, the automakers have ...

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    Report: Next-gen Honda Fit Hybrid could get 85 mpg in Japan
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    Honda continues to tease us hybrid-thirsty Americans by revealing more details (or letting them leak out) about its next-generation Fit Hybrid. The upcoming Fit, which is known as the Jazz overseas, will get a whopping 85 miles per gallon on the lenient JC08 Japanese driving test cycle. That'd ...

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    Official: GM, Honda to work together on hydrogen fuel cells for 2020-ish
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    In January, Ford, Daimler and Nissan announced they would all work together on fuel cell technology. Toyota is getting ready for its own 2015 fuel cell car. Hyundai is delivering H2 vehicles today. The Department of Energy has a plan called H2USA. Put all this together, and the future of the ...

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    Official: 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid will get 49 mpg city in US, starts at $37,260 in Japan
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    Two bits of news about the upcoming 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid have been released, but still not enough to have a complete picture of the revamped gas-electric that will come to the US this October. First, and this applies to the US model, the Accord Hybrid has been given an estimated ...

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    Read This: Will low EV prices bring in buyers who aren't ready for plug-in vehicles?
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    Car shoppers are getting some pretty sweet deals on plug-in electric vehicles lately, with Honda joining the price cutting war with its Fit EV. Now that the early adopters are no longer in the market – they have theirs now – automakers are being pushed to bring down sticker prices to ...

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    Report: Cheaper lease prices move some EVs to sold-out status in California
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    Prospective electric-vehicle drivers may have to do some California Dreamin' if they want to get a new EV in the Golden State because – surprise – people like EVs when they drop in price. The Honda Fit EV and the Fiat 500e are among the plug-in models that have seen a jump in demand ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV lease drops to $259 with no down payment, unlimited miles
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    When we heard Fiat announce the $199 lease price for the all-electric 500e, we figured it would have a big effect on the electric vehicle market. After all, $200 a month for an EV makes a lot of sense for a lot of commuters. The next EV to get a price tag was the 2014 Chevy Spark EV, which ended ...

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    Report: High schooler electrifies Honda S2000
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    Any old codger wondering if our future's in good hands should check out what Juan Ehringeras is doing with his Honda S2000. The high school senior is rebuilding the two-seater as an all-electric vehicle, and seems to be having fun with the process, according to Motor Authority. Ehringeras, who ...

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    Read This: Little car, big arguments: Honda Fit EV review divides C&D readers for our entertainment
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    For anyone wanting to get a clearer view of the "us vs. them" environment dividing electric-vehicle advocates and everyone else, Plug In Cars' take on Car and Driver's recent review of the Honda Fit EV is instructive. The innocuous-looking Honda triggered some "anti-EV vitriol" Car and Driver ...

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    Official: Honda gets "Zero Net Energy" Smart Home in CA, goes for wind power in Brazil
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    Honda is broadening its green credentials on two continents, building a trial "smart home" in Northern California and embracing wind-power for its Brazil factory. The Japanese automaker this year will build a home at University of California, Davis, that, among other things, will be powered by ...

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    Official: Zipcar adds Honda Fit EVs to Los Angeles fleet
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    The Honda Fit EV is making a star turn among the car-sharing set, now that Zipcar has added the model to its Los Angeles fleet. Specifically, the car-sharing leader is including Fit EVs in its Hollywood-area fleet. Zipcar users can rent the car starting at $8.75 an hour. The Fit EV has an ...

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    Official: How the Honda Accord PHEV blends Eco Assist and adaptive cruise control
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    As we detailed in our First Drive report of the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, the powertrain involved is a bit confusing for non-engineers to understand. Of course, you don't need to know, exactly, what's going on under the hood, but we were still curious about how the Accord PHEV integrates ...

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    Official: Zipcar plugs Honda Fit EVs into Portland fleet
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    Portland, OR, is a smart place to go if you're in the car sharing or electric vehicle business. It's a town where it's cool to recycle, to embrace your eclectic or idiosyncratic side and to check out carsharing and electric vehicles. Zipcar and Honda are betting on Portland, and will be ...

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    Official: Honda, SolarCity will partner on solar-energy installments [w/video]
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    Add Honda to the list of companies that Elon Musk is partnering with. This time, though the CEO of Tesla Motors is not involving his electric car company, but instead the home solar-panel installation company SolarCity, chaired by Mr. Musk, which will work with the Japanese automaker to increase ...

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    Official: Honda Fit EV comes to the East Coast
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    After about seven months of limited leasing of its Fit electric vehicles on the West Coast, Honda is taking the EV east. Later this month, the Japanese automaker will make the Honda Fit EV available in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Honda is offering the vehicle ...

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    Official: Honda installing wind turbines to make cars with wind power at Ohio factory
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    Honda is installing wind turbines at its transmission plant in Russells Point, OH that will spin and supply 10 percent of the factory's electricity needs. The turbines are expected to produce 10,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year, while also (naturally) reducing CO2 emissions. Once the turbines ...

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