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Honda Fit Hybrid Wins Coveted Car of the Year Award in Japan

If you're looking for the next big thing in the culinary world, you might keep an eye on Vietnam or even Korea. Perhaps you're after the best new wine locale on the international scene; then you might look south to Argentina. If you're interested in an ecofriendly automobile, well, Japan is still your best bet.

Accordingly, the annual "Japan Car of the Year" is almost always a greener kind of vehicle and…

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ACEEE Gives Drivers from Bakersfield One More Reason to Love Honda

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently posted its "greenest vehicles of 2013" list, and Honda stood out with 5 different models making the cut.  All of these new vehicles are recognized for demonstrating superior environmental achievements.  The manufacturer has worked extremely hard over the past few years to ensure that its lineup excels in efficiency without sacrificing performance, and here at Barber Honda we are very proud to see that these vehicles have earned such high ratings.

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Honda Tests Fit EV in China

Currently, you can purchase a hybrid variant of the all new 2012 Honda Fit at Barber Honda in Bakersfield, California. But, sometime in the near future you might be able to purchase a completely electric version from the Japanese auto maker.

The Japanese automaker has begun testing their Honda Fit EV fleet in China. These tests will be carried out with the governments of Guangzhou and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.

For the testing, Fit…

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The Revitalized 2012 Honda Insight

After testing driving the Honda Insight you should not doubt that you have found one of, if not the, top competitor in the hybrid market. The hybrid car is undertaking a full revitalization for the 2012 model year, including improvements to not only performance, but also style.

Arriving at Barber Honda in Bakersfield, California in November, Honda unveiled the Insight to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany nearly a month ago.


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2012 Honda CNG to 38 States

The term "natural gas" not only seems to mean something different to almost everyone, but it is also used to power several different types of machinery and even factories. But, what about natural gas powered vehicles? Surprisingly, the technology has been around for several years, and Honda continues to offer their Honda Civic models with a CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) option at dealers, including Barber Honda - 4500 Wible Road in Bakersfield, California.

The cost of…

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Honda Unveils New EV Concept

Honda has incredibly high standards for green motoring. Maybe you've heard some ad or read a press release hinting at the company's less-than-impressed view of electric vehicles (EVs). If you have, the phrase "near-future technology" used in connection with plug-in vehicles should be at least vaguely familiar. Basically, Honda believes the eventual goal of green motoring is a selection of mass produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, such as its very own FCX Clarity, which is the world's first production fuel cell vehicle available to lease in the U.S. and Japan since 2008.

On the other hand…

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