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Tokyo Motor Show: We’d love more hybrids in Europe, says Honda


Honda is keen to increase the number of hybrids it sells in Europe, but is holding back from adding them while diesel reigns supreme throughout the continent.   "We have new hybrids coming through and would love to launch them in Europe, but Europe prefers diesels. It is not as keen on hybrids," says Toshihiro Mibe, the managing director of the development ...
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Electric rental in U.S. is failing due to range anxiety
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China Renews Subsidy Program for EVs, Excludes Hybrids
Struggling to reduce air pollution, China has renewed the subsidy program for EVs, but not for hybrids. The government will offer $9,800 (60,000 yuan) for the purchase of an EV and ...
Frankfurt Motor Show LIVE: Toyota Yaris Hybrid R concept
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Ferrari planning more hybrid models
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Chrysler-Fiat not willing to further invest into EV’s until pricing improves, say officials
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Ford Upgrades Hybrids’ Software to Improve Fuel Economy
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EVs and Hybrids Still Too Expensive
The EVs and hybrid vehicles are still too expensive even with tax credits of $7,500 per vehicle. According to the Congressional Budget Office's presentation at this year’s Energy Information Administration conference, ...
Study Shows Diesel Vehicle Registrations Up 24% and Hybrids 33% in the US From 2010 to 2012
From 2010 to 2012 clean diesel vehicle registrations in the US increased 24.3% and hybrids 33%, according to data from the Diesel technology Forum. "This new data of total national vehicle ...

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