The Honda Insight – Underestimated?

This article talks about the Honda’s Insight, and how it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. This car is similar to Toyota’s Prius with respect to the features. It’s not the fastest car in the market (horsepower is about 98 hp). Price of this car ranges from $19,800 to $23,100 – not bad for a true “green” car.

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The Overlooked Hybrid: Honda’s Insight | Article Directory

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Toyota PHEV Technology Greener Than Diesel

In this growing congested condition in cities worldwide, zero petrol consumption and exhaust emissions is the need of the hour for green revolution and this has been attained by Toyota’s Plug-in Hybrid technology (PHEV). Recent data collected in London over the past year show that Toyota’s PHEVs are more efficient consumption-wise than the diesel vehicles, more details on CAR Advice.

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Toyota Plug-in Hybrid vehicles more efficient than Diesels


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Greenest Carmaker? Toyota!

Nowadays conducting surveys is the best way to know about a company since it clearly reflects people’s mind. In one such survey conducted among 10,000 people by a consultancy, Interbrand, it has been established that Toyota, the leading car manufacturer of Japan is boasting the strongest green credentials followed by 3M and Siemens. Toyota has been eco-friendly by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from its vehicles to support afforestation and recycling. More details on VV Warc.

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Toyota, 3M top green brands

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5200 Hydrogen Stations in The Next Decade?

Pike Research have predicted the number of hydrogen refueling stations to rise from 200 in 2101 to 5,000 in 2020. Looking at the investment made by companies and government to harness hydrogen’s energy, and it’s potential to be used in light duty vehicles, forklifts, buses, stationary power, and scooters, this rise is expected. A number of car manufacturers including Honda and Toyota have already planned to roll out hydrogen powered cars.

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Pike predicts 5200 hydrogen fuel stations by 2020

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations…at Walgreens?

Walgreens has made a bold commitment to install 800 electric vehicle charging stations at its drugstores by 2011. These chargers are planned to come out in New York first. These will have two types, the faster Level 3 charger and the slower Level 2 charger. These chargers won’t be free of cost for the customers and will be maintained by 350Green.

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Walgreens Plans EV Charging at 800 Stores

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Tesla Motors Strikes New Deal with Toyota

Can you imagine an electric car with a sporty look going from 0 to 60 mile per hour in 3.7 seconds and still has a top speed of 125 miles per hour?  Yes, that is possible by Tesla Motors, the leading electric vehicle maker and the model is Tesla Roadster. This performance of powertrain system by the company has earned a $100 million deal with Toyota. To know more details about the car please visit GreenBeat.

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Tesla Motors inks $100M deal with Toyota

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Honda Civic GX Still Permitted in CA HOV Lanes

A compressed natural gas vehicle has been permitted to run in CA High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes, apart from Nissan Leaf, due to its inherently low emission capacity.  It’s none other than the Honda Civic GX. The 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas has an improved fuel economy in the city by 12.5% and in the Highway by 5.5% over its outgoing model. Read more about a vehicle permitted to run in California’s HOV till 2015 in autoblog.

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PSA: Natural gas Honda Civic GX retains California HOV lane access

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Tesla Motors has come up with the plan to sell all-electric sports cars. Investors and market analysts are concerned about whether the management has taken into account the possible competition the company may be up against, and what impact this decision may have on the stock price. Most seasoned car manufacturers have electric models on the anvil, and the customers are likely to have a wide choice. Pre-owned hybrid and diesel models will give them other options to reduce fuel bills.

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Tesla Under Siege: Traditional Auto Makers Bring Their Best to All-Electric Market


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Quick Review: 2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

The article deals with the Toyota Camry Hybrid which is a perfectly pleasant midsize sedan. It gives a mileage of about 35 mpg and mainly gas is used. The Camry uses a 2.4-liter four-cylinder rather than a 1.8-liter which is much better in terms of saving energy. It has touch screen navigation system and many other new features.

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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid

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The article deals with the power saving mechanism adapted by the Mazda company. The are optimizing the engine designs to a greater extent to save energy. They are trying to reduce the weight of the vehicle although it’s tough for the drivers to manage. They also increasing the compression ratio and thus they are providing lighter and leaner vehicles.

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Mazda SKYACTIVE Engines Take a Different Path Toward Energy Efficiency


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