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Honda’s new electric-car push and return to hybrid tech

Honda's retro-styled electric car – the E Prototype – is expected to lead the Japanese brand’s entry into battery powered vehicles in Australia within two years. And the company wants a quarter of its local sales to be hybrid or electric by 2025...

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Honda e Prototype revealed, still not for Australia
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Honda e Prototype revealed, still not for Australia

The Honda e Prototype, based on the 2017 Urban EV concept, has been revealed overnight, previewing the company's first mass-market electric vehicle for buyers outside of China. Aside from the black patch on the bonnet, the design is refreshingly minimalist, and devoid of any sporty pretensions...


Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed
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Honda Urban EV prototype interior revealed

The interior of Honda's electric vehicle prototype, expected to be a near-production version of its Urban EV concept, has been revealed ahead of the car's official unveiling at the 2019 Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of March. The prototype's interior will seemingly have a clean, minimalist design, which is certainly in keeping with the styling of the 2017 concept car, as well as the prototypes spied during testing...


Honda Urban EV: Production prototype to debut in Geneva
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Honda Urban EV: Production prototype to debut in Geneva

Honda will offer the first near-production look at its road-ready compact electric vehicle at the 2019 Geneva motor show, with teasers and spy photos confirming the car will owe plenty to the much-loved Urban EV concept from 2017. With its round headlights and minimalist detailing, the new car will be quite a break from not only Honda's recent styling efforts, but from the industry in general...


2019 Honda Urban EV spied
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2019 Honda Urban EV spied

The production version of the Honda Urban EV has been spied for the first time, as the car begins its transition from show-car darling to real-world ready hatchback. When the Urban EV concept was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Honda confirmed it would head into production from 2019 as its first mass-produced electric car for all markets outside of China...


EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE
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EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...


CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!
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CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...


Honda Urban EV order books open in 'early 2019'
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Honda Urban EV order books open in 'early 2019'

Ladies and gentlemen, it's official. Order books for the production version of the Honda Urban EV Concept will open early in 2019 for Europe. The production car will officially arrive during "late 2019". “A production version of this highly acclaimed concept will be introduced to Europe during late 2019, and in response to the positive feedback to this model, we expect to open order banks for the Urban EV during early 2019," confirmed Philip Ross, senior vice president for Honda Europe...


Honda Sports EV Concept revealed
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Honda Sports EV Concept revealed

  Honda has unveiled the hotly-anticipated Sports EV Concept at the Tokyo motor show. The cute coupe follows in the footsteps of the Urban EV launched at the Frankfurt motor show, with compact proportions and a pure-electric powertrain...


Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar
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Honda CR-V Hybrid ruled out, EVs on the radar

Honda's local boss has ruled out an Australian introduction for the CR-V Hybrid shown in 'prototype' form at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but the brand hasn't turned its back on bringing electric vehicles Down Under in the not-too-distant future...


Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept
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Honda's reborn Civic is this year's sweetest concept

'Reborn' Civic? The Civic never died! True enough. Honda's global small car is now into its 10th generation, making it one of the longest-running nameplates on the market. But, like most cars that claim decades-old lineage, the Civic has more than a few times come out of its cocoon bigger than before and with an all-new look...


Honda Urban EV concept revealed, production version due in 2019
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Honda Urban EV concept revealed, production version due in 2019

The retro-styled Honda Urban EV concept has been unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show this week, giving us a taste of what to expect from a production version confirmed for 2019. Based on an all-new platform, the Urban EV concept previews the design and battery technology for the upcoming production model, in a package smaller than the Jazz light hatch...