Is the First-Generation Honda Insight a Future Electric Classic?

Is the First-Generation Honda Insight a Future Electric Classic?

Is the First-Generation Honda Insight a Future Electric Classic?

Honda’s first hybrid is also the first battery-powered car worth collectingOn the cusp of the 25-year mark that typically denotes an automobile’s somewhat arbitrary transition from “used car” to “classic,” enthusiasts are about to enter an entirely new world: that of the early hybrids. Diametrically opposed to the muscle machines and turbocharged J-tin that has driven the past decade or so of collecting, these battery-assisted novelties represent the very first efforts by modern automakers to maximize efficiency by harnessing the electron.

The late ‘90s gave us a pair of pioneering EVs (vehicles that incorporated batteries and electric motors into their drivetrains) in the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. While the former might have had a more lasting effect on the market it’s the latter that truly fits the criteria for becoming a future classic. Unlike the more pedestrian Prius, the Insight was a moonshot, a bid for ultra-efficiency that looked like nothing else on the road and gave no quarter in its quest to squeeze out every possible mile per gallon.

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