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    Official: Honda Micro Commuter is a funky little quadricycle

    Honda is developing and/or already selling vehicles with hydrogen, natural gas and hybrid powertrains. But when it comes to pure electric vehicles, the company only offers a limited palette. In the US, that means the small-scale Fit EV project. In Japan, it now means the just-announced Micro ...

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    Official: Honda asks if a Fit EV is a good, well, fit

    Well, it looks like at least one AutoblogGreen writer is a decent candidate to start leasing the battery-electric powered Honda Fit EV when it debuts this summer. That's the result of Honda's "EV Readiness Assessment" (available here). Honda asks questions such as where the potential customer ...

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    Report: Honda EV-STER headed for production

    Combining electric propulsion with a performance orientation is a delicate balance. Tesla managed to pull it off to some success. Audi has toyed with the idea with its E-Tron concepts. And some have been experimenting with bringing F1's KERS regenerative braking system to road-going sports ...

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    Honda releases more details on Fit electric concept

    Japanese automaker Honda may not have stolen the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, but it did use the stage to present some of its greener prototypes, most notably, its EV Concept. Still without a proper name, the Honda EV Concept is designed to meet the daily driving needs of the average commuter and ...

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    Honda working with Saitama, Kumamoto Prefectures on electric vehicle testing

    Honda has begun two large-scale plug-in vehicle testing programs with the Japan's Kumamoto and Saitama Prefectures. The programs are similar each other and both aim to get the automaker more information about how people use electric cars. In Kumamoto, Honda will test "next-generation personal ...

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    LA 2010: more details on the Honda Fit, including that weird extra fob

    Honda Fit EV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Honda puts the Fit EV on sale in 2012, it will come with a device that, as far as we can recall, will be unique in the plug-in vehicle space: a little something Honda calls a "pocket-friendly, interactive remote" (basically, ...

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    Putting Honda's plug-in vehicle play into perspective

    The other day, Honda's chief executive officer, Takanobu Ito, said that:

    It's starting to look like there will be a market for electric vehicles. We can't keep shooting down their potential, and we can't say there's no business case for it.
    For most people, this might look like an innocuous ...

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    Honda CEO announces plans to sell plug-in hybrid, EV in U.S. and Japan beginning in 2012

    At a news conference today in Japan, Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito outlined the company's plans to roll out advanced technology vehicles. Among the highlights: Ito revealed Honda will introduce both a mid-size plug-in hybrid and an electric commuter vehicle in the U.S. and Japan by ...

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    Report: Honda to announce plans for upcoming plug-in hybrid, EV

    Honda EV-N Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    While Honda hasn't exactly been outspoken regarding its future plans for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles (EVs), we've nevertheless remained convinced that the Japanese automaker has to have something up its sleeve to ...

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    Honda "hopes to work with China to develop batteries" for EVs

    Honda EV-N Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has stated time and again that electric vehicles (EVs) are decades away from becoming successful. Speaking to reporters in southern China, Honda chief executive officer Takanobu Ito reinforced the company's view by suggesting ...

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    Honda skeptical of EV future, doesn't "recommend them"

    Honda EV-N Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though the Nissan Leaf has now recorded well over 17,000 pre-orders on its way to a claimed 25,000 by year's end, Honda Motor Company is still not convinced that the electric bandwagon is going to take off anytime soon. The ...

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    Survey: Car buyers most likely to purchase EVs from Toyota, Honda and Ford; Nissan trails substantially

    The graphical representation above really tells the whole story here, but we'll try to offer up a little extra insight anyway. Deloitte Consulting conducted a widespread survey covering several aspects of the automotive industry, and you can read the whole report here. The graph above illustrates ...

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    Honda unveils EV-neo, promises Japanese sales in 2010

    Honda EV-neo electric scooter – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda has just announced plans to introduce its first electric scooter in its home market of Japan before the end of the year. The opening salvo in this round of electrified two wheelers will be a production version of ...

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    California custom shop builds an electric Honda N360

    Back in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled an electric vehicle concept called the EV-N. The EV-N design was inspired by the tiny N360 of the 1960s. While the EV-N may or may not provide a preview of an upcoming electric city car from Honda, a little custom car shop in Santa Rosa, CA ...

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    Honda designers talk about EV concepts from Tokyo

    Honda EV-N Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda made a pretty big splash at the Tokyo Motor Show a few weeks back by showing off a number of eco-friendly concepts, though many of them were decidedly short on actual details. The automaker finally seems ready to talk a bit about ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Honda EV-N concept combines future drive with retro style

    Honda EV-N concept - click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda's new CEO, Takanobu Ito, started off his tenure at the head of the company today by unveiling a new plug-in battery electric concept. The EV-N showcar hides its futuristic electron pumping powertrain in a decidedly retro bodystyle ...

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    REPORT: Honda considering electric car launch in major markets, CEO says

    Honda EV-N Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hybrids and fuel cells. That's where Honda seems to have put the vast majority of its engineering resources over the last decade or so, first with the two-seat Insight – the first hybrid sold here in the States, beating the much ...

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    REPORT: Honda to show EV prototype in Tokyo, production in 2015

    Honda has repeatedly told the world that it doesn't see battery electric vehicles as being viable anytime soon. Instead, the company has planned to retain its focus on hydrogen fuel cells. However, the realities of hydrogen distribution (or lack thereof), may be pushing Honda to do something it ...


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