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2013 Honda Fit EV Gets Official EPA Rating

The EPA has been assigning fuel economy ratings to vehicles for the last 40 years - new Honda models included. That being said, it's pretty safe to say they can accurately gauge the MPG of practically every vehicle on the road. There was one minor speed bump in the recent past - testing the first electric vehicle. Because these are not powered by a chemical fuel their mileage was not able to be compared to gasoline…

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Charging Electric Vehicles Like the Fit EV The Smart Way

It's no secret that automakers are focusing in fuel efficient vehicles, including hybrids and electric vehicles. In the future we could see, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of electric vehicles on the road. While this is very exciting for us, it does have some electric companies shaking in their boots. Why? Well, with a high number of EVs all plugged in at the same time, it could put stress on the grid, and…

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How Green is The Honda Civic Hybrid

So, you've been on a test drive of Honda Civic Hybrid at Capital Honda in Okemos. Now you may be thinking, "Is the car as "green" as the auto maker claims?" Starting at $24,000 before tax credits, EPA estimates put it at 44 MPG City, as well as 44 Highway, it looks like a great deal on paper.

The Civic Hybrid is powered mostly by the car's gasoline engine. It certainly lowers…

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Honda Sells 800,000 Hybrid Vehicles in 12 Years

Honda is the real deal when it comes to helping people decrease their carbon footprint. Just 12 years after selling their first hybrid vehicle, the Honda Insight, the Japanese automaker sold their 800,000th hybrid vehicle - that averages over 66,000 hybrid vehicles a year!

Here at Capital Honda we're not just telling you this to toot Honda's own horn, but because we believe Honda has vested in doing right when it comes…

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Honda Updates the Civic NG for 2012

The streets of Okemos, Michigan may get a Honda Civic CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicle by next year - along with many other destinations.

Capital Honda may be one of many dealers you can check out this natural gas powered ride. Honda is the only major auto maker offering this kind of car, and they plan on bringing more to the world.

So, what's new on 2012's Civic CNG / NG ? Bluetooth is standard, and…

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Honda Factories Are Among the Greenest on the Planet

A survey from the US Green Building Council found that Honda's HQ in Torrance, CA and several other facilities throughout the US and Canada are "Green Building" approved. This is not the first time Honda has received such honors - the company's first LEED-certified building was named in 1999 - the Gresham, OR parts and service facility.

LEED facilities (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) are buildings designed to minimize energy use and carbon footprints…

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New Honda EV Concept Makes Its Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show

If you're looking for an eco-friendly ride that will be as easy on your wallet as it is on the environment, Honda would be proud to be your automaker of choice. Already, the Japanese automaker offers five hybrid- and alternative-fuel-powered cars, including the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid, Honda Insight Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid Sedan, Honda Natural Gas-Powered Civic and FCX Clarity. And, judging by their showing at Frankfurt it looks like they might just…

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Ultra Low Emissions Natural Gas Civic Gets Special Treatment

California is making access to the HOV designated areas of their state highway system a little more exclusive. Yellow-sticker partial-hybrid vehicles carrying only a single passenger will no longer be allowed access. Super-ultralow-emission vehicles with white stickers, such as the natural-gas-powered Honda Civic, however, will still be welcome - regardless of passenger numbers.

The admittance of the Honda Civic NGV, and other white-sticker cars, however, is not forever. Drivers of such cars will enjoy the convenience…

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3 New Hondas Chosen By Cars.com as Favorite Efficient Cars

If you own a car, you can feel rising gas prices quickly emptying any spare change you've had in your pockets. And if we're to trust some projections, fuel costs could climb as high as $5.00/gallon by this summer. Yes, that qualifies for a resounding, UGH!

The good news for current prospective car buyers is that Honda has three cars on the market that reduce visits paid to the pump. They…

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Honda Fit Ranked First in JD Power Study

Every year, J.D. Power and Associates surveys people who have purchased a new-model vehicle, following 90-days of ownership. Officially called the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study, the investigation assesses participants' satisfaction with about 100 vehicle features (i.e., riding and handling and comfort and convenience). At the end, the APEAL study reveals, which features people find most appealing about their new vehicles. It is a great honor for automakers to earn a…

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