New Honda CEO/President Takahiro Hachigo Makes Electricity A Core Product

New Honda CEO: Electricity Will Be A Core Product For The Next Generation

A few major auto makers fully embraced plug-in technology from the word go; names such as Nissan, General Motors, Tesla (obv), Mitsubishi and Ford.  Shortly thereafter, some others quickly responded to keep pace, lest they left behind by their competitors; names such as Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen/Porsche. Then there were the big 3 hold-outs, who steadfastly publically…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 48

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June 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

The real start of plug-in vehicle sales in the United States each year have always been a fair-weather thing. Prior to heading into the first month of summer, sales jumped last month to an estimated 11,540 vehicles in May from about 9,000 the month prior. Which begged the question, “Can June top…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 31

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Electric Honda CR-Z To Compete At Pikes Peak

Honda brings to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb an interesting new prototype, which is shrouded in mystery. And we are not talking about the Honda-powered HPD ARX-04b LMP2 with a 3.5 liter V6 engine. We are talking about electrified an CR-Z (Electric SH-AWD with Precision All-Wheel Steer), assigned to…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 6

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Honda To Offer Dedicated Plug-In Hybrid, New BEV By 2017

Honda announced bold changes in its offerings and a move into electrified vehicles. The Japanese manufacturer intends to introduce a whole line-up of electrified cars. In short, in 2016 Honda will introduce its next-generation fuel cell vehicle, which will be followed by an all-new battery electric model and an all-new…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 51

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Honda Discontinues Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Honda executives have decided to discontinue the slow-selling Accord Plug-In Hybrid. The decision comes as Honda turns its focus to some future dedicated electrified models (more details coming in a future post on InsideEVs). Additionally, Honda announced that it is cancelling its Civic CNG (compressed natural gas) and Civic Hybrid….

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 24

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May 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

For the past two months, some unexpected players have come out of the blue to post record sales to help EVs post back-to-back gains; first the Fiat 500e in March, then the Chevrolet Spark EV in April. However in May, the traditional big names are back to their normal leadership positions, with the Tesla…

2 months ago by Jay Cole 56

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March 2015 Plug-In Electric Vehicle Sales Report Card

As Spring returns to America, so does the plug-in vehicle sales. For many regions in the United States this winter set some new all-time record cold temperatures, and with that same fairly tepid sales for the first two months of the year – for February just 6,951 units were sold. However, March unexpectedly…

4 months ago by Jay Cole 41