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Clarkson: Honda Hybrid is “Biblically terrible”

Jeremy Clarkson takes Honda’s Insight Hybrid for a spin around the block, and finds himself wishing it was a spin into a tree: It’s terrible. Biblically terrible. Possibly the worst new car money can buy. It’s the first car I’ve … Continue reading

Honda Insight commercial pretends headlights are pixels

Using the headlights of cars as pixels is cute, but it would be far, far cooler if they’d really parked a few hundred cars into the desert. This is surely CG. [via Jalopnik] Previously: Separated at Cloning: 2010 Honda Insight … Continue reading

Honda Insight is back with an eye on the Toyota Prius

Honda is reintroducing its Insight hybrid car, a follow up to the earlier innovative but perhaps less-than-practical two-door vehicle from 1999. Although the company isn’t exactly known for being a styling pioneer — to their credit, at times, since their … Continue reading

Aptera Hybrid Making Cameo in the Star Trek Movie?

Spy shots from the set of the upcoming Star Trek movie show two items of note: the Starfleet-issue miniskirts are back (and about time!) and the three-wheel Aptera Hybrid might be making a cameo in the movie. An Aptera can … Continue reading

Another Look at the Toyota “1/X” Plug-in Hybrid Car

While it debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota showed off its “1/X” plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show this week. (That’s pronounced “one-Xth” in case you were wondering, although I think “one-stroke-ex” is better.) Compared … Continue reading

Aptera’s Steve Fambro Interviewed About Three-Wheeled Egg Car

Gizmag has a nice piece up about the Aptera Typ-1 vehicle, hung on an interview with co-founder and CEO Steve Fambro. The more I hear about this car, the more entranced I become. They are reporting a projected 300mpg for … Continue reading

Fisker Automotive Plug-In Hybrid Sedan Production Concept

Fisker Automative has shown off their concept for this four-door plug-in hybrid sports sedan, to be officially unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January. The first vehicles will be delivered at the end of 2009 with a starting price … Continue reading

Plug-In Prius Hybrid Looking Likely

Popular Mechanics‘ Ben Stewart took a few laps in a prototype Toyota Prius that can be plugged into a wall outlet to recharge its batteries. He says it seems likely that the next generation Prius, a 2009 model, will feature … Continue reading

Aptera Three-Wheeled Electric Car May Reach Production

The design of the upcoming Aptera car will provoke binary reactions—I for one think it’s lovely. And unlike a lot of crazy electric cars, chances are decent that the Aptera will be produced. You can reserve one now for a … Continue reading