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Honda To Sell & Produce Insight & Fit Hybrid In China

It’s no secret — China’s automobile ownership is booming. The best the country can do to avert ecological catastrophe as a result of that is get more drivers into clean electric cars. Hybrid electric vehicles aren’t the ideal clean vehicle, but they’re better than nothing. So, with a little bit of pleasure (but not a lot), I share the news that Honda is looking to sell its Fit Hybrid and Insight in China. (It also started selling its CR-Z hybrid there in July).

Honda will also open a design studio in China and produce the vehicles in country. “In order to offer its hybrid models to Chinese customers at more affordable prices, Honda will begin preparation for local production of hybrid models in China in 2014,” the Japanese company announced.

Images via Honda

 
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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