U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity
Honda Insight Fleet and Accelerated Reliability Testing – April 2005
A total of six Honda Insight hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have entered fleet and accelerated reliability testing since August 2001 in three fleets in Arizona. Three were driven less than 25,000 miles each (fleet testing); one was driven 68,000 miles; one reached 160,000 miles (accelerated reliability testing), and active mileage accumulation stopped in January 2005; and one vehicle completed testing at 146,000 miles because of mechanical issues in March 2005. The two high-mileage HEVs will have their fuel efficiencies retested on dynamometers (with and without air conditioning), and their batteries will be capacity tested.
Fact sheets and maintenance logs for these vehicles give detailed information such as miles driven, fuel economy, operations and maintenance requirements, operating costs, life-cycle costs, and any unique driving issues.
The six Insight HEVs were driven a total of 417,450 miles, and their cumulative average fuel economy was 45.2 miles per gallon.