I have the type 2 FOB which has a panic button on my Hybrid SEL, so the type 2 remote is not exclusive to the Energi. I do have the remote start option which came with my car, but guessing it is probably not a very popular option.
I don't see why a type 2 wouldn't work in a regular hybrid, but aren't they really expensive? (my dealer told me they were $500 to replace)
Thanks for your input. I'll check on the price; $500 seems a bit steep.