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Japanese Automakers Begin New Charging-Station Company

While some might say that the car industry is all about competition, this isn’t 100% true. Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi are coming together, along with the Development Bank of Japan, to found Nippon Charge Service LLC, a new charging-station company in Japan.

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Automakers have joined together to support a new car charging-station company.

The four Japanese carmakers helped the company get started by giving it 80 million yen, or $786,000 US. Nippon Charge Service LLC, which was establishes to promote plug-in vehicle charging installations across Japan, will help business owners incorporate charging stations at convenience stores, highway-side locales, and other locations to make it easier for plug-in vehicle drivers to charge their cars. The four automakers hope to triple the country’s current number of publicly accessible chargers to around 17,000 units.

While the chargers will exclusively charge plug-in vehicles from Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and Nissan, Nippon Charge Service will follow in the footsteps of the EZ Charge system in the US, which uses a universally-accepted charging card to drivers who own these brands’ plug-ins. This will allow for the process to be significantly more seamless.

Contact Avery Greene Honda today to learn more about Honda electric cars like the Accord Plug-In! We also offer a wide selection of hybrid vehicles in Vallejo, California!

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Two Honda Vehicles Awarded Place on 10 Best Green Cars List

Throughout the car industry, more and more carmakers are rushing to become the leader in the eco-friendly, green car segment. Honda appears to be two steps ahead of the competition, though, after KBB.com announced that both the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid and the 2014 Honda Civic Natural Gas are on their list of the 10 Best Green Cars of 2014.

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

The 2014 Accord Hybrid and Civic Natural Gas were named top green cars!y

“For customers looking to purchase vehicles that have low CO2 emissions, Honda has two great options on KBB.com’s list—the fun-to-drive, fuel efficient Accord Hybrid and the Civic Natural Gas powered without a drop of gasoline,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Co., Inc. “This recognition from Kelley Blue Book validates the efforts of Honda engineers who for decades have continued to work towards out goal to leave ‘Blue Skies for our Children.’”

These awards come as no surprise for those critics and consumers who have driven these two cars. The Accord Hybrid is known for its excellent performance skills and an EPA-estimated 50 mpg city fuel economy, while the Civic Natural Gas makes a lasting impression with its use of clean-burning fuel, saving consumers up to 40% in estimated fuel costs compared to a gasoline-powered car.

If you want to see what these two cars have to offer for yourself, make sure you stop by Avery Greene Honda today!

2014 Honda Insight

New Car Profile: 2014 Honda Insight

Purchase a 2014 Honda Insight, a stylish and unique hybrid hatchback, from Avery Greene Honda in Vallejo, California today!

2014 Honda Insight

The 2014 Honda Insight hybrid is available now in Vallejo, California!

A truly unique vehicle in today’s automobile market, the Insight blurs the lines between hybrid and hatchback, offering a sleek and modern look that mirrors its innovative fuel economy, estimated by the EPA at 41 mpg city and 44 mpg highway. Inside, the Insight is also very modern, packing in tons of great optional features like Eco Assist, a Multi-Information Display and Bluetooth HandsFreeLink that help make it a smart, well-rounded and fun vehicle for all types of drivers.

For a full account of specs, features and trim level options available for the 2014 Honda Insight, head over to Honda’s official website.

Avery Greene Honda wants to sell you your next car! Visit our Vallejo, CA Honda dealership to test drive a great new Honda vehicle like the 2014 Insight, Civic, Odyssey or Pilot! We also maintain an excellent inventory of used cars in a variety of makes and models, plus an expert Service Department that works on most vehicles and auto makes. For more information, head over to our website or follow Avery Greene Honda on Twitter!

2014 Honda Insight

Honda Vehicles Named in ACEEE’s 12 Greenest Vehicles List

Honda has announced that four of their vehicles have earned recognition for superior environmental performance from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Three of those vehicles—the Honda Civic Hybrid, Civic Natural Gas, and Insight—placed among the group’s “12 Greenest Vehicles of 2013” list. Additionally, the Honda Odyssey minivan topped its segment and was named one of the “greener choices of 2014.”

“Honda has embraced the challenge to bring to market more energy-efficient mobility solutions to reduce CO2 emissions,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc, in a press release. “ACEEE’s recognition of Honda’s fuel-efficient models over the past 16 years, including a diverse lineup of alternative fuel vehicles, is recognition of the Honda engineers who continue to work towards our goal to leave ‘Blue Skies for our Children.’”

2014 Honda Insight

The Insight is one of 4 Honda cars named greenest by the ACEEE.

The 2014 Civic Hybrid scored a fifth place ranking on the Greenest Vehicles of 2014 list thanks to its ability to return 44 miles per gallon city/47 mpg highway; the Civic Natural Gas and its 27 mpg city/38 mpg highway took ninth; and the Honda Insight ranked 10th with 41 mpg city/44 mpg highway. The vehicles totaled respective Green Scores of 55, 54, and 53.

The Honda Odyssey, meanwhile, scored a “Superior” class ranking in the Minivan category with a Green Score of 36 earned from 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway.

With Honda’s vehicles routinely making multiple appearances on ACEEE’s 12 Greenest Vehicles list (this year’s honor marks the sixth-straight such occasion), why not come down to Avery Greene Honda to see for yourself what makes Honda vehicles among the most efficient on the road today?

Honda Goes Hydrogen: The Honda FCEV Concept

Hydrogen fuel cell concept cars have completely stolen the show this year at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. While several different brands have brought along a hydrogen concept—making a suddenly crowded market out of what was once a far-off dream of zero-emission vehicles—the Honda FCEV Concept is the best, most stylish, and most adventurous hydrogen concept at the show.

With super-aerodynamic design language and lines, coupled with extra room on the interior and an impressive, practical driving range of over 300 miles—with a stunning 3 minute refueling time—the FCEV Concept simply blows the competition away. The FCEV Concept won’t remain just a concept for long, either. Honda plans to bring it to production in 2015, hitting the US and Japan first before trekking to Europe.

Honda executives spoke very strongly about the actuality of the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. “While this car is a concept, it points toward a very real future,” said Tetsuo Iwamura, American Honda Motor Co.’s president and CEO. Mike Accavitti, senior vice president, agreed, saying “the Honda FCEV Concept not only sets our direction for our next generation fuel-cell vehicle in 2015, but for future improvements in electric drive technology.” He added, “The advancements we are making are substantial, meaningful and very real.”

Hopefully it’s clear by now, but it’s worth restating one more time: the FCEV is not a pipe dream. It’s a very real car and it will make a very real appearance at Avery Greene Honda sometime in 2015. We can’t wait that long, and we hope you can’t either. Come visit us today!

Honda Reduces Lease Cost for Fit EV

This week, Honda announced a reduced lease price for drivers of the Honda Fit EV electric car.

Beginning in June, customers can lease the all-new Fit EV for just $259 a month, making the vehicle one of the least expensive electric cars available. Honda’s new Fiv EV lease guidelines also include a three-year leasing term with no required down payments, no mileage limits and a 240-volt home charging station for the electric vehicle.

Named one of the Ten Best Green Cars by KBB.com, the Fit EV is currently the most economical electric car on the market, boasting an estimated range of 82 miles and a the electric equivalent of 118 miles per gallon.

“The Fit EV already is a benchmark electric vehicle with a leading-range rating, fun-to-drive dynamics and excellent packaging,” said Steve Center, a Honda spokesperson. “Now it’s the only EV on the market with no down payment, unlimited mileage, collision coverage and a free home charging station.”

To learn more about the Fit EV, or to learn how to lease a Fit EV, visit Honda’s website.

Avery Greene Honda fully supports Honda’s innovation in the areas of fuel efficiency and environmentally-friendly technology. For more information on Avery Greene Honda’s great selection of new and used cars, which includes a wide variety of hybrid models, visit www.AveryGreeneHonda.com. Also, don’t forget to follow our dealership on Twitter!

Honda Fit EV Named a Top Green Car

The Honda FIT EV was recently named one of KBB.com’s 10 Best Green Cars.

The Fit EV, one of Honda’s newest alternative fuel vehicles, features a completely electric- and battery-powered motor that can be charged using any household outlet. The car is chargeable in less than three hours, and lasts for an estimated 82 miles per charge.

The experts at KBB.com made an “easy choice” by picking the Fit EV for its top 10 list, noting its excellent power and efficiency. This ranking makes the Fit EV one of the top electric vehicles currently available on the auto market.

“Consumers only have one choice for the most energy efficient electric vehicle – the Honda Fit EV,” said Honda spokesperson Art St. Cyr. “This recognition from KBB.com further highlights the tremendous environmental and customer value that the Honda Fit EV offers.”

The Honda Fit EV is currently only available at select locations around the United States. To find out how you can lease a FIT EV, visit www.FitEV.Honda.com.

To learn more about the Honda Fit EV and other green Honda cars, contact our sales staff at Avery Greene Honda. We offer a great selection of new and used cars, including the 2013 Civic Hybrid, Fit and Insight. Avery Greene Honda also maintains expert service and finance departments to help keep you safe and comfortable on the road at an affordable price. For more information, stop by our website at www.averygreenehonda.com.

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