A: No. You can fill it up at the petrol station like any other petrol engine car. The powerful electric motor that
supports the petrol engine runs on a battery that charges itself when the car stops or slows down. So it never needs to be recharged
from an external power supply. We call this Integrated Motor Assist technology (IMA).
Honda Hybrids drive, sound and behave like a normal petrol engine car. The one difference you might notice is that
if you stop in traffic, the engine does too. This is to save petrol: as soon as you press the accelerator again the engine turns back on.
Honda has already sold over 500,000 hybrid vehicles worldwide. And happily, because the technology of Honda's IMA
battery and motor is reliable and proven, they are both backed up by an 8-year warranty.
No. Honda introduced the first production hybrid to the UK in 1999. The Insight is a showcase
for Honda's commitment to this technology. Offering a real opportunity for drivers who want a greener vehicle, without
compromising comfort and performance levels.
The Insight has an official combined fuel economy figure of 64.2mpg. The CR-Z 56.5mpg and the Jazz Hybrid 64.2mpg.
How many miles to the gallon you will get all depends on how you decide to drive. So if you drive economically, you probably won't visit the petrol station as much as you do now.
No. Any Honda dealer can service a Honda Hybrid, and offer the same level of TLC they do with all other Hondas.
It's worth remembering that the IMA technology in a hybrid is a sealed system, so it requires no maintenance. All the IMA elements are covered by a 5-year warranty or up to 90,000 miles (whichever comes first),
and the battery should last the life of the car anyway. You can expect the same great levels of reliability you get from every Honda.
Sub 120g/km petrol cars are typically small inner city cars, and unlike a hybrid they don't usually offer enough space
to comfortably seat 5 passengers, or a large boot space perfect for bulky equipment. They're not always as good on the motorway as a hybrid
either. Drivers get the best of both worlds: the practical benefits of a big car, with the running costs of a small car.
No. They may have similar mpg, but diesel costs more at the pump. And with 3% BIK premium, diesel cars sit in the 13%
BIK band; increasing driver tax. Petrol hybrids produce less NOx (oxides of nitrogen) and particulate emissions than diesel. Which means
that hybrid exhaust gases are cleaner.