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Honda Insight Hybrid named Green Car of the Year

The Honda Insight Hybrid has won the Green Car of the Year award at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with commendations for its “style and nice driving characteristics.” The honor, awarded by the Green Car Journal, is “considered a major award among automakers,” according to Chris Woodyard at USA Today. Two other electrified cars took home awards: the Jaguar I-Pace…

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Best Hybrid, PHEV, EV deals for November 2018

Green Car Reports has published its monthly round-up of best deals on hybrid and electrified vehicles. For full hybrids, the Ford Fusion continues to be the most attractively priced. The vehicle is on offer for $179/mth for thirty-six months with a little over $3000 due at signing. For plug-in hybrids, the Honda Clarity and Chevy Volt are both competitively priced,…

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Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

PAICE PRESS RELEASE | SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 Honda licenses hybrid vehicle patents from Paice, Abell Foundation Another leading automaker signs a licensing agreement for Paice’s patented technology Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, announced today that it has reached an agreement to license its patented technology to Honda. One of the world’s leading car companies, Honda has ramped…

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Hyundai Ioniq, Toyota Prius top fuel economy charts

Edmunds has released a new ranking of its top hybrids, and when considering fuel economy as the primary factor, the Hyundai Ioniq came in first at 58 mpg combined. As Edmunds notes, “The Ioniq tops the hybrid field with impressive mpg, but you’ll need the spartan Blue trim level to see those numbers. We’d sacrifice 3 mpg and opt for…

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Acura’s 2019 MDX Hybrid arrives at dealerships

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at dealerships around the country. The vehicle, priced at $53,975, offers a combined EPA rating of 27mpg. The vehicle employs a 3L i-VTEC V6 engine as part of its Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system that powers to 321hp and 289 lb-ft. The MDX Sport also includes a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission which “offers ultra-fast…

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Clarity plug-in hybrid compares with Chevrolet Volt

For years, the Chevrolet Volt has led the pack of plug-in hybrid vehicles. However, as David Noland points out in a new article for Green Car Reports, the Volt finally has a challenger in the 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in. Both vehicles have high EPA ratings: both cars are rated at 42mpg overall in gas mode. For all electric range, the…

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Edmunds: Best hybrid cars for 2018

Edmunds has released its list of top hybrid cars for 2018. The automotive industry research group rates each car after putting it through an in-depth testing process. For standard sedan hybrids, the 2018 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord and Ford Fusion hybrids took the top spots with each receiving four out of five stars. The 2018 Lexus RX 450h received the…

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Report: 2018’s Top Hybrids

With each season, new hybrids hit the market, and Web2Carz has released a round-up of the best hybrids in 2018. Toyota has three hybrids on this year’s list: the 2018 RAV4 Hybrid, 2018 Prius and 2018 Camry Hybrid were all included. The RAV4 Hybrid is a “practical crossover” and “the vehicle you should get if you want a crossover with…

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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid offers improved range, EPA rating

Acura has released its 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid for test drives, and Motor Trend has reviewed the model positively. The MDX Sport Hybrid combines three motors with a 1.3 kWH battery pack, pushing the system output of the vehicle to 321hp and 289lb-ft. The vehicle also operates with four modes of driving and all wheel drive standard. The MDX Sport…

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Honda road testing Pilot Plug-In

Photographs of a new Honda Pilot have surfaced according to Automotive News, and the upgraded model is a plug-in hybrid. The Pilot PHEV is expected to have a similar powertrain to the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. Automotive News’ Vince Bond reports that the Pilot will also have significant stylistic changes, pushing it to look more like the more modern Accord…

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