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Honda Insight IMA System

The Honda Integrated Motor Assist system is a gasoline-electric drivetrain that uses a 1.0-liter, 3-cylinder, SOHC, VTEC™-E gasoline engine, operating parallel to an ultra-compact electric motor. This combination gives the Insight its remarkable fuel efficiency and the performance of a larger-engined automobile. The electric motor is located between the engine and transmission.

Special features of the IMA system include: