Japan, green cars and blowback

Later this month Honda will show off its new hybrid sports car. That'll be at the Tokyo Auto Show on October 27.

Later this month Honda will show off its new hybrid sports car. That'll be at the Tokyo Auto Show on October 27. Some see this as Honda's attempt to catch up, or leapfrog Toyota in the hyrbid competition.

Meanwhile, Toyota is getting some unwanted attention from NRDC and other environmental groups. Seems they've joined the Big Three in opposing some proposed higher gas mileage standards for cars sold in the U.S.