Hybrid Products
At Honda, we're committed to building environmentally responsible hybrid vehicles. Over the years, our leading engineers have made numerous technological advances. But we're not resting on our laurels. We’re as dedicated to leading the charge in hybrid technology as we ever have been.
Plug-in Hybrid Platform
The plug-in hybrid platform showcases Honda's next-generation two-motor hybrid system. Integrated into a future mid-size sedan platform, the plug-in hybrid is designed to be compatible with daily driving habits, allowing for short, frequent trips in all-electric mode, while providing long-distance, fuel-efficient driving capability when needed.
The plug-in concept has an all-electric range of 10–15 miles, with speeds up to 62 mph. Fully recharging the battery will take only 2–2.5 hours using a standard 120-volt outlet or 1–1.5 hours using a 240-volt outlet. The vehicle can also run in a gasoline-electric hybrid mode, powered by a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter, i-VTEC® inline 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine and paired with an electric continuously variable transmission (E-CVT). This exciting technology will bring the best of both worlds—zero emissions on short frequent trips and an internal-combustion engine when more range is required.
Blending modern style and thrilling performance, the CR-Z takes hybrid technology in a whole new direction. With fun-to-drive baked into its DNA, the CR-Z backs up its aggressive design with nimble handling never before seen in the hybrid world. The CR-Z's sporting credentials include a 6-speed manual transmission—the first production hybrid to be offered as such. Drivers also have the ability to choose one of three driving modes—Sport, Normal and ECON—empowering the driver to adjust real-time performance and fuel economy. While the styling of the CR-Z brings a level of exclusivity, the price does anything but. The CR-Z offers incredible value without sacrificing an ounce of performance. Complete opposites in complete harmony. A combination only Honda could engineer.
Insight (2nd Generation)
The Insight is back! After a short hiatus, the car that introduced America to hybrid technology is back—with two additional doors to boot. The 2011 Honda Insight offers hybrid fuel efficiency with a high level of family utility and fun-to-drive performance—but at a lower price than one would expect. Combined EPA fuel economy is an impressive 41 miles per gallon.[1] And in keeping with Honda's commitment to the environment, Insight rates as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle[2] (AT-PZEV)—the cleanest-running category of vehicles outside of fuel-cell and battery-electric vehicles.
Honda engineers made sure that, like every Honda, the Insight was fun to drive. Its sporty suspension and available paddle shifters (EX) have contributed to the Insight receiving positive reviews from the automotive press. But the Insight is also entertaining to drive in a totally different way. Its Eco Assist™ system monitors driving behavior and provides feedback to help drivers improve their fuel-efficient driving capabilities.
Civic Hybrid
Civic driveability meets hybrid efficiency in the Civic Hybrid. In 2002, the Civic Hybrid became the first truly mainstream hybrid vehicle by combining the familiarity and functionality of the Civic with Honda's high-efficiency Integrated Motor Assist IMA® hybrid technology. The 2nd-generation Civic Hybrid made its debut in 2006 boasting improved fuel economy and a host of new comfort and convenience features including available navigation.
Go introduce yourself to the Civic Hybrid.

Accord Hybrid
This amazing vehicle was, first and foremost, a hybrid; but it was also an Accord. Which meant that drivers could count on the same dependability, quality, luxury and safety as those in every other Accord. Plus, Accord Hybrid drivers enjoyed the added benefit of V-6 power with 4-cyclinder economy.
Insight (1st Generation)
The Honda Insight, introduced in December 1999, was the first production gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle to be introduced in the United States. The Honda Insight gas-electric hybrid vehicle achieved the highest EPA fuel-economy rating for any passenger car for seven consecutive years before its retirement. An IMA gas-electric hybrid system, combined with an ultra-lightweight and aerodynamic aluminum body, allowed the Insight to achieve remarkable fuel efficiency. But this shouldn't come as any surprise. After all, the 2006 Fuel Economy Guide also recognized the Honda Odyssey, Civic Hybrid and Insight each as having the highest fuel economy in its respective class.
[1] Based on 2011 EPA-mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
[2] AT-PZEV (Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle) models as certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB) in California and states that have adopted California Zero-Emission Vehicle regulations. ULEV-rated in all other states.
[3] Fuel economy for manual-transmission Insight.

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