Everything You Need To Know About America’s First Mass-Produced Hybrid | Honda Insight

We commonly talk about how Tesla sparked a tremendous revolution in the auto sector at a time when the quest for a workable eco-friendly

we firmly believe that Honda should also be recognized for its participation. You see, the Honda Insight from 2000 was the first gas-electric hybrid vehicle offered for sale in the US.

The 2021 Honda Insight had three unique trim levels (LX, EX, and Touring), however the 2022 Insight changes things up by removing the LX trim as the entry-level option.

The outstanding acceleration and impressive fuel economy of the Insight, which many hybrids have struggled to deliver, have stayed constant, though

This hybrid’s 1.5-liter inline-four gas engine and AC Synchronous Permanent-Magnet Electric Motor work together to produce 151 horsepower and 197 pound-feet of torque

which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. In contrast, the inline-three 1.0-liter hybrid engine in the 2000 Honda Insight only produced 73 horsepower and 91 pound-feet of torque.