OwnerBob Oldham
Owner's Other EVThe Barstool
LocationDoswell, Virginia United States map
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Vehicle2000 Honda Insight
MotorHonda Vtec-E Brushless DC
3 cylinder Vtec-E, 10 killoWatt brushless DC
Drivetrainfront wheel drive, 5 speed (4th & 5th are overdrive)
Batteries120, 0.00 Volt, Nickel-Metal Hydride
120 D cell
System Voltage144 Volts
(motor acts as a generator)
Heaterliquid-warmed, standard ICE fair
DC/DC ConverterTDK
75 Amp
InstrumentationAll digital dash, including fuel, battery charge level and 'Charge/Assist' mode gauge.
Top Speeduntested
Range700 Miles (1126 Kilometers)
per tankful (10.6 gallons)

Lifetime average mileage 74.9 mpg for 165,000 miles
EV Miles
Start:62 Miles (99 Kilometers)
Current:218 Miles (350 Kilometers)
Total:156 Miles (251 Kilometers)
    As of 6/3/2011
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,800 Pounds (818 Kilograms)
Tires165/65R14 Bridgestone 'Potenza' RE92 LRR
A note from the Webmaster Insight is not an electric car. However, it contains many of the major components of a true electric car, and is a huge step in the right direction. Hopefully Honda and others will make true electric cars available soon.

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