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Honda Adding Clarity Series EVs

April 21, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Announces ‘Bold Step to Leverage Common Platform’
With Addition of Battery EV and PHEV to Fuel Cell Car

Honda proclaimed a “bold step” this morning, announcing that its new Clarity Fuel Cell car, a hydrogen-fueled vehicle to be launched late this year, will be joined in 2017 by a 100% battery-powered Clarity Electric and later by a Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, all sharing a common platform. updated April 26
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Mainstay CNG Car Hauler for Honda

December 8, 2015 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Virginia Transportation to Operate 30 Peterbilt 365s
With Fontaine Cab Modification, Cottrell Carrier Bodies
And Hexagon Lincoln Type IV Tanks Yielding 69 DGEs

Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Virginia Transportation Corp said today that 30 Peterbilt 365 daycab trucks have been modified with compressed natural gas fuel systems and outfitted as car haulers for American Honda in Alabama.
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Honda Adding 120 Torrance EV Chargers

October 16, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, EVSE by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EVSE Complements CNG and Hydrogen Already Available

American Honda says it’s begun adding 120 electric vehicle chargers at its headquarters campus in Torrance, Calif. – part of “an effort to increase the use of alternative fuel vehicles by its associates for daily commuting,” the automaker says.
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Ohio Midwest Green Fleets in September

August 28, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event, Hydraulic Hybrid, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MEMA, The 100 Best Fleets, Parker and Honda and OSU/CAR

Clean Fuels Ohio and partners including the Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association and The 100 Best Fleets are gearing up for the Midwest Green Fleets Forum & Expo next month in Columbus.
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Honda Drops CNG After 15 Years

June 16, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cites ‘Ability to Advance Fuel Economy Through Conventional’ Engines,
Challenges of Consumer Demand and Natural Gas Fueling Infrastructure,
Is Ending the Civic Hybrid and Accord Plug-In Too in Favor of New Models

American Honda North America said Monday that it’s dropping its dedicated-CNG Civic Natural Gas and Civic Hybrid models as of the end of the year.
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Honda Plans Its New Fit EV Leases

March 24, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Both Renewing Customers and New Ones Offered $199 per Month

Honda has advised customers leasing is 100% battery electric Fit EV that they may renew their leases for $199 per month (down from $259) for two years. New customers wishing to lease a used Fit EV that’s been returned to the automaker, may also sign on for two years at $199 per month.
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Honda FCV Concept U.S. Unveil at NAIAS

December 17, 2014 in Electric Drive, event, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Latest Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car to Be Unveiled on January 12

American Honda will stage the U.S. debut of its latest hydrogen fuel cell car, the Honda FCV Concept, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 12, the company said this morning.
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Honda Civic Natural Gas, Hybrid for 2015

November 17, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Ordering Has Opened for 2015’s Dedicated-CNG Sedan

American Honda fleet sales personnel have begun taking orders for the automaker’s 100% factory-built dedicated-CNG 2015 Civic Natural Gas sedan. The 2015 Civic Natural Gas goes on public sale at Honda dealers in 37 states on November 19.
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Zipcar Davis Gets a Honda Fit EV

August 26, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fits Well with Planned Zero Net Energy Community

Zipcar has deployed a battery electric Honda Fit EV in Davis, at the University of California’s West Village, “the largest planned zero net energy community in the United States.” The pure battery electric complements a Honda Insight based there.
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Honda Launches 2014 CNG Civic

February 8, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Efficient, More Features, More Dealers: 37 States on the 15th

American Honda’s Civic Natural Gas for 2014 goes on sale February 15 in 37 states with 195 certified dealers. MSRP is $26,640, or $29,290 with navigation package. A new seven-inch touchscreen and expanded view driver’s mirror are standard.
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An NGV Renaissance in Philadelphia

December 23, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

State Money Will Help Pay for 50 CNG Vehicles
With 24 Honda Civic Natural Gas Sedans to Start

Philadelphia Gas Works is applying $240,000 in Pennsylvania grant money to the purchase of 50 compressed natural gas vehicles – marking a return to the technology for the nation’s largest municipally owned utility.

Philadelphia Gas Works is getting ready to buy 24 Honda Civic Natural Gas sedans.

Philadelphia Gas Works is getting ready to buy 24 Honda Civic Natural Gas sedans.

PGW is preparing an RFP now for dealers interested in supplying all or part of 24 Honda Civic Natural Gas sedans – with a preference for 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles with rebates and fuel purchase incentives from Honda and Clean Energy Fuels (F&F, October 9, 2012).

The incentives for the 2012 cars expire on January 5.

A New CNG Fueling Station Too

Next will come 26 Ford E-250 vans, with upfitter to be determined, says PGW major accounts executive John Murray.

The utility is also preparing a solicitation for a private-access CNG fueling station to be built at its West Montgomery Avenue headquarters, Murray told F&F.


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Honda Accord for NRG-UDel V2G

December 16, 2013 in EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Honda Supplies Accord Plug-In Hybrid for Vehicle-to-Grid Demo

Honda has joined in the development of vehicle-to-grid technology with partners including NRG Energy and the University of Delaware. V2G advocates would like to see electric vehicles and their capacious batteries placed at the disposal of utilities when the EVs are idle and electricity demand is high.
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Honda Unveils Hydrogen Concept

November 22, 2013 in Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FCEV Concept Has Smaller Yet More Powerful Fuel Cell Stack

American Honda unveiled the “sleekly styled” Honda FCEV Concept at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on Wednesday. The concept car, with more powerful fuel cell stack and better driveline component packaging for a more specious interior, “expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicle anticipated to launch in the U.S. and Japan in 2015, followed by Europe,” the company said.

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Honda Readies a New Hydrogen FCEV

November 11, 2013 in fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Teaser’ Sketch Released in Advance of Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda has released a “teaser” sketch of the new hydrogen fuel cell car it plans to unveil at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. “The concept model expresses a potential styling direction for Honda’s next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) launching in the U.S and Japan in 2015 and later in Europe,” the automaker said.
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Honda Slashes Fit EV Lease Tab to $259

June 12, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And All of the Battery Cars Will Come with a Leviton Charger

American Honda has reduced the three-year lease price of its all-electric Fit EV from $389 per month to just $259, even for existing customers – and is throwing in a 240-volt EV home charging station equipment from Leviton.

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Honda eDrive Pair for Pikes Peak Climb

May 14, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Time as Partnering Sponsor in 2013 International Hill Climb

Honda is spreading the word that supporting the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as a partnering sponsor for the first time, and that it’s entering hybrid and full battery electric vehicles as part of “an unprecedented 10 Honda and Acura products in nine race classes.”
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Honda 4 for the One-Man HOV

March 21, 2013 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, Hydrogen, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Cars Qualify Lone Drivers for California Car-Pool Lanes

American Honda is spreading the word that it leads the industry with four cars that qualify single drivers to use California’s time-saving HOV – High Occupancy Vehicle – lanes. They are the Accord Plug-In Hybrid, the Civic Natural Gas, the Fit EV all-electric vehicle and FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell-electric.
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