Posts Tagged ‘honda’

New Honda Insight Hybrid

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

There was exciting news coming out of the Paris Auto Show. The all-new Insight will be on sale in Spring of ’09 and be priced at around $18,500. They are forecasting 200,000 vehicle sales worldwide. The details are that it will get similar mileage to the Civic Hybrid which means fuel economy of 40 city/45 highway for 42 combined mpg. The exterior shape of the car looks similar to the Prius although the interior takes design elements from the current civic with the split level display. read more »

Hybrid Motorcycle for Honda

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Honda has always been an innovator when it comes to compact gas-saving technology.  Some cars are catching the motorcycle in terms of efficiency.  Now the company aims to put hybrid technology into their motorcycles to turn the tables once again.  Honda projects that the first of the models could be on the market in a matter of a couple of years.

The first and obvious problem is putting all the hybrid technology, which many car makers have had difficulty doing, into a package that could fit in a bike.  However, given Honda’s history I wouldn’t bet against them.  They claim that they will be able to get up to 50% more efficiency out of the engines ranging from 200-1000cc, and costs would be kept down by sharing much of the hybrid technology found in their current cars.

via ecogeek