Honda Thinks Plug-In Technology Not Yet Up To Task

Apparently, even in light of Chrysler's announcement this morning » 9/23/08 10:40am 9/23/08 10:40am, Honda thinks all this stuff is nonsense...at least until battery technology is up to the task, reports . Masaaki Kato, head of Honda's research unit, said "For battery-powered vehicles to become more widespread, more popular in the market, we feel…

2010 Toyota Prius Spotted, Ironically, At Gas Station

A next-generation 2010 Toyota Prius » 8/25/08 10:00am 8/25/08 10:00am was snapped in full camo regalia filling up at a gas station. So what can we tell? Mainly that the Prius' has ripped off the styling of the new , differentiating their design with the addition of a small spoiler on the rear. Reports state, and these pictures seem to confirm, that…

2009 Honda Civic and 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid Officially Revealed

After those excitingly rendered 2009 Honda Civic scans » 8/19/08 3:30pm 8/19/08 3:30pm surfaced yesterday, Honda apparently decided throw some water on the party and debut the real deal today with official press images and information. The 2009 Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid have indeed been updated, but are considerably less exciting than we were…

2010 Honda Hybrid Up Close, Wearing Ford's "Dave" Smile

Honda seems to be lifting design cues directly from Ford on its new Honda hybrid » 8/18/08 12:20pm 8/18/08 12:20pm — you know, the one . We thought that grille looked familiar when we first saw it a few weeks ago, but this up close and personal image confirms it — Honda, ... Dave, Honda. Hope you two can get along after the cease-and-desists start…

Five Years Have Passed Since A New Hybrid-Only Vehicle Came To Market

With all the talk about alternative powertrains and who has the most hybrids, one statistic stands out: It's been more than five years since the second-generation Toyota Prius hit showrooms, marking the most recent new vehicle to have been designed only as a hybrid. And, as hybridcars.com reports, that's a huge… » 8/04/08 3:20pm 8/04/08 3:20pm

Honda Hybrid To Start at $18,500, Wipe Smug Smile Off Prius' Face

Honda has been diligently working on its Toyota Prius-fighter, a dedicated Honda hybrid expected to go on sale early in 2009. But they recently pulled out the trump card in this battle royal — a starting price of just $18,500. The five-door, five-passenger hybrid-only car will get to that low, low price point by using… » 8/04/08 12:30pm 8/04/08 12:30pm

Honda's New Hybrid Prius-Fighter Caught Desert Testing, Listening To…

No, it only looks like the Toyota Prius. The crafty car spies of KGP caught up again with the Honda engineering team in the hot desert sands out west. Just in the nick of time to take an exclusive first set of shots of Honda's new Prius-fighting hybrid. We don't know much about it other than we knew the boys from… » 7/16/08 6:30pm 7/16/08 6:30pm