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In November last year, BMW announced it was moving production of its mighty eight and twelve cylinder engines from Germany to its plant at Hams Hall near Birmingham. On the face of it, that looks like a big vote of confidence in the British motor industry against the background of the uncertainty generated by Brexit […]

New recycling deal for Honda EV and hybrid batteries

Honda Motor Europe is expanding its battery recycling partnership with SNAM (Société Nouvelle d’Affinage des Métaux) to advance the sustainable usability of its end-of-life traction batteries. The pan-European arrangement will see SNAM collect and recycle batteries from Honda’s increasing number of hybrid and electric vehicles and either potentially prepare them for ‘second-life’ renewable energy storage uses or extract valuable materials for recycling if they are not suitable for that purpose.

Honda releases prices for the e:HEV hybrid powered Jazz and Jazz Crosstar models

Honda UK has released pricing information for the all-new e:HEV hybrid powered Jazz and Jazz Crosstar models, the latest additions to the company’s growing e:Technology range of vehicles. Recommended prices for the Jazz e:HEV will begin at £18,980 for the SE grade, capable of returning in excess of 62mpg whilst emitting just 102g/KM, rising to £20,180 for the mid-level SR grade, £21,380 for the top spec EX and then £23,580 for the range topping two-tone Crosstar EX grade.

Honda reveals prices for all-electric e

Honda has provided the first official recommended pricing information for the Honda e electric vehicle. The mass production version of the hotly anticipated car will be unveiled today at Frankfurt motor show, following a summer of appearances across Europe for the prototype version, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Honda e showcases new connectivity technology

Honda says the new Honda e features “intuitive and advanced connectivity in a contemporary passenger cabin that sets a new benchmark in the compact EV segment. Complementing its simple and clean exterior styling, the interior of Honda’s new urban electric vehicle uses subtle, contemporary materials, presenting a relaxing and modern feeling space once inside”.

Priority ordering opens for the all-electric Honda e

The Honda e is equipped with an electric motor delivering up to approximately 148 bhp (110 kW) and torque in excess of 221 ft lb. The 35.5kWh battery in the Honda e is one of the most compact in its class, and Honda says it “contributes to an exceptional balance of low weight, fast-charging capability of 80% in 30 minutes, and a range of over 200km (124 miles), perfect for every day urban commuting”

Honda e electric technology revealed

Honda has announced the details of the chassis, battery and charging details for the highly anticipated Honda e compact electric car. Designed from the ground up, the Honda e is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform

Bright Spark

Honda is back in the hybrid market. The vehicle for that return, if you will forgive the pun, is the new hybrid version of the companyís successful mid-sized CR-V SUV, and very good it is too.   Honda launched its first hybrid twenty years ago, but the path from there to here has been quite […]

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What makes a car a classic? That may seem like a strange question to be asking when it comes to alternatively-fuelled vehicles, but it seems to me that many of the early hybrids and electrics are prime candidates for future collectibility ñ and itís not too soon to be thinking about it either.   First, […]

Honda pledges its future to electrification

Honda took to the stage at Geneva today to announce the further acceleration of its electrification ambitions with the intention to move 100 per cent of its European sales to electrified powertrains by 2025.