Honda says it will stop building Accord Hybrids when the current-generation car is replaced later this year.
The new-generation Accord will not have any hybrid option, a Honda spokesman confirmed to CNN. "We have found that our hybrid system works better on smaller cars," the spokesman told the news channel.
Honda says it’s planning a new hybrid car for 2009; that new model is expected to be much closer to the previous Insight Hybrid, and more along the lines of
Honda also is working on a new clean diesel engine that will not require an after-treatment, but will instead use a new type of catalytic converter that’s more efficient at cleaning diesel emissions.