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Hybrid Car Wars, The Consumer Wins

March 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

I remember the gas wars when I was a kid. I once filled up my '60 VW bug (I bought it used) for less than $2.00. Gas was 24.9ยข. That's right, less than a quarter a gallon. Yeah, yeah. I'm old. The point is, when there are price wars, the consumer wins. Toyota and Honda are going to go at it with ...

3 Reasons Why Honda’s New Insight Will Beat Out Toyota’s New Prius….Maybe

February 26, 2009 / No Comments

The new Honda Insight is already hot in Japan. Orders are more than three times what was expected. "Overwhelming" says a Honda executive. The car will be on sale in the States from April. There are three reasons why the Honda Insight will beat out the Toyota Prius in the long run ... maybe. Honda Insight has a mass appeal - former mini-car ...

Honda Insight Hybrid Doubles Sales Goal in 10 Days

February 17, 2009 / No Comments

Orders for Honda Motor Co.'s environmentally friendly ultra fuel-efficient hybrid Insight hatchback have topped 10,000 units in just 10 days. The figure is double and then some the monthly sales goal set for the five-door vehicle. [caption id="attachment_3980" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Honda Insight Hybrid"][/caption] The Insight base model of the Insight goes for $21,000 compared with $26,000 for the base model of Toyota ...

Toyota Plans 10 New Hybrid-Gas Electric Models

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

Toyota says it will launch as many as 10 new hybrid gas-electric models within the next four years IF the economic downturn doesn't prevent them and IF there is renewed consumer demand. When gas was $4+ gallon (US) consumers didn't mind paying an extra $3-5,000. They seem to mind now that gas is half that price. Toyota has a fleet of 500 ...