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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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    Report: Honda leads pack with four HOV qualifying vehicles in California
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    Honda is tooting its fuel-efficient horn, boasting that it has more vehicles than any other manufacturer – four – that qualify for access to California's coveted HOV lanes. That number represents an impressive mix of cutting edge eco-friendly technologies – electric, plug-in ...

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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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    DC AUTO SHOW: Hybrids, EVs driving wider acceptance of diesel, CNG and hydrogen
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    Now that car buyers are starting to accept hybrids and EVs, there's more willingness to consider other green car technologies, including diesel, CNG and hydrogen. But the road to wider acceptance – and affordability – is being slowed by a lack of infrastructure and overlapping state ...

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    Report: Honda "monitoring" Fit EV recharging problems at Ecotality Blink stations
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    Amid all the advancements to electric-powered vehicles and the stations that recharge them during the past few years, we can find plenty of reminders that we're still pretty new to all of this. In the latest case, the Honda Fit EV might not get along well with Ecotality's Blink charging stations. ...

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    Report: 'Real world' electric vehicle test easily beats EPA ratings
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    Some Republicans decry what they say are the liberal leanings of the federal government, but when it comes to rating the single-charge range of electric vehicles, the feds' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is decidedly conservative. At least, this is what Edmunds found in a recent EV road ...

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    Report: Toyota Prius was California's best-selling car in 2012
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    When almost a quarter-million Americans go out and buy one of the country's most fuel-efficient vehicles, a bunch of them are bound to be from California, right? The answer is yes, they are. USA Today reports that Golden State residents registered 60,688 Toyota Prius hybrids last year, making it ...

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    Official: Honda officially starts '14 Accord Plug-in Sales in New York, California
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    Trying to make up some of the ground it lost to competitors in the advanced-powertrain field last year, Honda has officially started sales of its 2014 Accord Plug-in Hybrid vehicle (PHEV). The 2014 Accord PHEV is now available at some California and New York dealerships. The car, whose specs ...

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    Breaking: Honda Accord Hybrid will get 68 mpg in Japan
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    In June, Honda will launch its new Accord Hybrid sedan in Japan, and claims it will get 29 kilometers per liter of gasoline, or the equivalent of 68 miles per gallon. It will beat out all other Hondas in mileage, and will outpace the 23.4 km per liter and 23.2 km per liter ratings that Toyota's ...

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    Report: 2014 Honda Plug-In Hybrid Accord is CARB's first SULEV20 gas car
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    Honda is waiting until early January to start selling the 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid, and it will be the first gasoline-powered vehicle to qualify for the strong Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle 20 (SULEV 20) standards under CARB's regulations. This means that the car emits no more than 20 ...

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    Los Angeles: Honda Accord PHEV: 115 MPGe for $39,780
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    This morning, Honda announced a bunch of impressive numbers for the upcoming 2014 Accord Plug-In Hybrid at the Los Angeles Auto Show. To wit: 115 MPGe, estimated 49 city/45 highway/47 combined fuel economy and an MSRP of $39,780. During the announcement, the Accord PHEV was called the "highest ...

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    Official: Honda Insight, Fit Hybrids coming to China
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    And then there will be three – hybrids, that is. Honda, which started selling its CR-Z hybrid in China in July, is planning to debut two additional hybrid models there in the near future. Honda presented its plans at the China International Automobile Exhibition, saying it will soon start ...

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    Official: Honda Micro Commuter is a funky little quadricycle
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    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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    Video: Honda uses hydro power because "Every Drop Counts"
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    A little water power can pull about seven gas-powered cars off the road. That's the gist of an effort by Honda to cut emissions by equipping a plant with a little hydro-electric power plant. The Japanese automaker outlined its recent efforts in a two-minute video with the tagline "every drop ...

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    Official: Honda sells millionth hybrid 13 years after introducing Insight
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    Remember when selling 100,000 hybrids was something to tout? Today, Honda comes calling with the news that, since putting its first-gen Insight on sale in 1999, the company has sold more than a million hybrids around the world. Clearly, the company's gas-electric sales pace is quickening – ...

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    Official: September fuel efficiency holds steady at 23.2 mpg for US fleet
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    Fuel efficiency gains for new vehicles sold in the US were in a bit of a holding pattern last month, according to a new report from TrueCar. Fleetwide fuel efficiency for new US light-duty vehicles in September rose 5.5 percent compared to 2011 figures, but remained the same as August 2012 ...

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