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CO2 Emissions & Chevy Volt vs Honda Civic EX-L

February 4, 2013 by Willem Post
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This article presents an analysis of alternatives to reduce CO2 emissions, including annual operating costs, annual CO2 emissions, and CO2 emission reduction cost per ton.[read more]

Honda Pushing Clean Transportation Sweepstakes With Its 2012 ‘Civic Natural Gas’

October 12, 2011 by Jim Pierobon
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Straight from its manufacturing and assembly plant southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana in the U.S., Honda is stocking dealers with a 2012 version of its Civic fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). It officially goes on sale Tuesday, Oct. 18 in some or all of the 36 states listed below, representing a major expansion of Honda’s strategy...[read more]

Stuck With Cars

February 13, 2010 by RyanAvent

As Dave Roberts says in the Prospect piece linked in the post below, cars are incredibly over-engineered given their typical use. Every weekday, tens of millions of Americans get into vehicles that are full of passenger space which won’t be used, with engines capable of horsepower and speeds that won’t be attained, holding fuel tanks...[read more]

Cleantech’s Unsung Heroes

January 24, 2010 by David Levy
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Some clean techsectors are overhyped, while others have unrecognized potential by David L. Levy When most people think about clean energy, solar and wind are the first things that spring to mind. Markets for these renewable energy sources have exhibited rapid growth of about 25-30% annually, and these sectors have attracted the lion’s...[read more]

Electric Car on Road to Recovery

September 23, 2009 by MichaelSmith1

Electric Car on Road to Recovery By Kevin Harrison I love anything and everything to do with cars and have most of my life. My car addiction is probably nearing an unhealthy obsession and I should probably think about checking myself into AA (Autoholics Anonymous). Or maybe the Henry Ford Centre.But as much as I love cars, there are a...[read more]

2010 Honda CR-Z hybrid, 2010 Honda Fit/Jazz hybrid models confirmed

July 24, 2009 by Ee Mien Low

greencarcongress.com -> hondanews.info : Honda announced plans to begin sales in Japan of the CR-Z sporty hybrid model in February 2010 and Fit Hybrid before the end of 2010. By combining these two models with the currently available Insight and Civic Hybrid, Honda will further enhance its lineup of compact hybrid models, which...[read more]

How Many Miracles?

May 18, 2009 by Geoffrey Styles

Over the weekend I was catching up on articles, and one from Technology Review last week caught my attention. It was a brief interview with the new Secretary of Energy, Dr. Chu, covering nuclear power and fuel cells. In the back half, Secretary Chu explained why the DOE has cut funding for fuel cell R&D, suggesting that fuel cell...[read more]

Honda may develop plug-in hybrid cars as Obama alters US policy

May 1, 2009 by Ee Mien Low

bloomberg.com : Honda, which sells the FCX Clarity hydrogen car, may also develop plug-in electric models as US policy shifts to favor battery-powered autos. US President Barack Obama has announced no new federal effort to promote hydrogen. Honda still sees hydrogen as the best long-term alternative that can cut carbon exhaust tied...[read more]

Honda, GS Yuasa JV to make lithium-ion batteries for 2010/2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

April 9, 2009 by Ee Mien Low

greencarcongress.com :The Nikkei reports that Blue Energy Co, the newly-formed joint venture between Honda and GS Yuasa will begin mass-producing high-performance lithium ion batteries for hybrid vehicles in the spring of 2011. This 51-49 joint venture of Yuasa and Honda is expected to start building a lithium ion battery plant this...[read more]

Winning the Hybrid Image War

July 29, 2008 by Jonathan Smith

Via ET (Electrifying Times), we learn from an Edmunds report that, in Japan Honda, currently is winning the hybrid image war. Their tiny Insight coupe manages 102 mpg in Japan’s standard fuel cycle, while the Prius is just a whisker behind at 99 mpg (35 km/l). Thus, the new goal is better gas mileage even as there is increasing alarm...[read more]