Browsing the "Honda Insight" Tag

EV1 + Honda Insight = EV2, An Electric Car With A 400 Mile Range

July 15th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

John Wayland’s drag racing electric Datsun, White Zombie, has graced these pages many times before. But Wayland is currently undergoing a project of a different kind, sourcing parts from GM’s original electric car, the EV1, and swapping them into a Honda Insight hybrid. The resulting car Wayland calls the Silver Streak, could go as far as 400 miles on a single charge


Honda Showcases Three New Hybrid Systems

November 15th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Hybrid technology will play a large part in Honda’s future plans, and the Japanese automaker has rolled out a preview of three new hybrid systems with different goals. There’s one for small cars, one with options, and one all about performance. This is a step in the right direction


Honda Hopes To Rekindle Success Of CVCC Engine With New Hybrid Tech

September 20th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Japanese automaker Honda has had a rough time of it lately, especially when it comes to hybrids. Not only has the Prius-fighting Insight and sporty CR-Z failed to gain traction in the marketplace, but lawsuits against the Honda Civic Hybrid have seriously hurt resale values. But Honda is hoping a new generation of hybrid technology will get them back in the game. Thing is, Honda isn’t talking details. Who wants to play “Wild speculation!” with me


Drive a Hybrid? Race It at the Fuji Speedway!

September 8th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

The Fuji Speedway had a slightly unusual race last month – instead of supercars going super fast, rows of perfectly normal hybrid cars lined up for a two-hour endurance race called the Summer Eco Car Cup 2011. The race is held every year in August, and anyone with a hybrid car is welcome to participate. Oh, and the car has to be one you can buy at a dealer – perfectly normal hybrid cars only


Honda Hybrid Asked to Leave Formula 1000 for Being Too Fast

June 29th, 2011 | by Christopher DeMorro

“Fast” and “hybrid” are words that once were not associated with each other. Now hybrid tech is being seen as a performance advantage, which is why Formula 1,000 organizers asked a Honda Insight to bow out for being too fast


Comparing the Honda Insight, Ford Fusion Hybrid, and Toyota Prius

April 28th, 2009 | by John Addison

In test drives, the Honda Insight and Ford Fusion Hybrid delivered performance and fuel economy. If you want great fuel economy, few compromises, and driving pleasure, test drive the latest hybrids from automakers like Toyota, Honda, and Ford. The intensified competition between them is bringing better performance and safety and economy



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