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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



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