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Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid introduced at NY Auto Show

GreenCarCongress reports that Honda has high hopes for the new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, Clarity Electric and Clarity Fuel Cell. The automaker hopes to sell 75,000 Clarity vehicles in U.S. during the model’s first four years as part of its plan to have two-thirds of its global automobile sales come from electrified vehicles by 2030. The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid,…

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Review: Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Carscoops.com recently gave rave reviews to the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid ($52,935) which is expected to start hitting U.S. showrooms later this month. The MDX hybrid offers an estimated 26 mpg city and 27 highway. The review notes that the vehicle’s increased efficiency is combined with a boost in performance to offer thrills from the driver’s seat. Read more.

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Honda To Introduce New Dedicated Hybrid

Honda will introduce a new dedicated hybrid in 2018. The vehicle will utilize Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system found in the 49 mpg Accord Hybrid, the most fuel efficient midsize sedan in America. “Half of the all-new models Honda will launch in the United States in the coming two years will be electrified vehicles,” said Takahiro Hachigo, President & CEO of Honda…

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Road and Track’s 2016 Performance Car of the Year? It’s A Hybrid.

When Road and Track recently announced its 2016 Performance Car of the Year award, many observers were stunned. The winner: The Acura NSX, a hybrid that one reviewer called “a better version of the Porsche 918 Spyder.” The NSX beat out a field of quality competitors, including the BMW M4 GTS, Corvette Grand Sport, Jaguar F-Type SVR, Lotus Evora 400 and Porsche 911…

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Review: 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid

HybridCars.com gave the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid a glowing review, praising its 48 mpg fuel efficiency and saying it “promises to vie well against others in this competitive mid-sized, five-passenger hybrid class.” The Accord Hybrid ($29,605) is now available at U.S. dealerships. Honda hopes to sell 30,000 Accord Hybrids — twice as many as the 2015 Accord Hybrid. Read more.

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Honda’s new hybrid will reduce use of rare-earth metals

Honda will start selling a hybrid vehicle later this year that will reduce the use of rare-earth metals in the hybrid-electric motor’s magnets. AutoBlog.com reports that the Japanese automaker has developed a process that eliminates the use of rare-earth elements such as terbium or dysprosium. The first vehicle to feature this process will be the Honda Freed subcompact minivan, which will…

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Honda launches 2017 Accord Hybrid

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid ($29,605) is now available at US dealerships. The midsize sedan offers best-in-class EPA fuel economy ratings of 49/47/48 mpg. In addition to the more powerful and fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain, the 2017 Accord Hybrid benefits from the extensive upgrades made to the Accord lineup for 2016 including new styling and sportier driving performance, according to GreenCarCongress.com. Read…

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Influx of hybrid SUVs and crossovers coming soon

If you’d like a hybrid vehicle, but need the additional space offered by a SUV or crossover, you will soon have more options. Here are seven hybrids or plug-in hybrids that will be coming to the U.S. market: the Nissan Rogue Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-in Hybrid, Kia Niro Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid, Acura MDX Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz GLE550e Plug-in Hybrid, and…

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