I found this photo in my archive, it wasn’t in the right folder, this is everyone who stayed through the main events at MPGFest. I found it to be an appropriately timed find because the Green Drive Expo/HybridFest is next week
On another note, I seem to get more than my fair share of really good parking spots, I’m not complaining though. Of all the hybrids mine was right next to the action. We had: one HCHII (Honda Civic Hybrid) a smattering of 2nd Gen Toyota Prius, a pair of Volkswagen TDIs, one Ford Ranger, two rentals, and a pair of regular 8th Gen Honda Civics.
Sorry no deep insightful post this time, I have to be somewhere shortly but wanted to share this picture.
My 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid (HCHII) is equipped with an engine block heater (EBH), it allows me to plug the car into any standard household outlet to pre-heat the engine coolant allowing the car to reach operating temperature more quickly as well as to provide heat for the cabin and defroster much more quickly. Some people use their EBHs in the summer to get that extra percentage point of fuel economy, a car at operating temperatures gets better fuel economy than one that is warming up.
I was working on three photos of the same scene for a project, and my computer got all kinds of confused and produced this as a fourth image. If the Civic Hybrid were rear wheel drive and suffered from lack of traction this might be an interesting design, if the car remains as it does today it would allow for greater rear loads.
Steve Graham sent me this link to a TopGear review/overview they did a great job and still managed to keep their odd sense of humor about it all.
I can't wait until something like this is available from Honda at an affordable price. There's a place for me to fill it up a short drive from my house, I'd also consider the same car as a plug-in electric.
The 2009 Honda FC Clarity was in town for the world Hydrogen Expo on March 31, 2009, I had the opportunity to drive and later as shown in this video, ride along in the Clarity. I wrote about my first impressions of the Honda FCX Clarity.
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Everyone who tried to view the video early this morning (between 12am and 6am), its fixed now.