Honda begins installation of solar power generation systems at automobile dealership locations in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., has installed a 9 kW-capacity solar power generation system at the Adachi Odai location of the Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo dealer network. The installation is the kick-off of a project to install Honda Soltec solar power generation systems with a total capacity of 1 MW at Honda automobile dealership locations in Japan by 31 March 2014. Honda has been installing solar power generation systems at Honda operations in Japan.

Honda starts electric car testing

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Japanese carmaker Honda has started demonstration testing of its Honda Fit EV (electric vehicle concepts) in the Chinese city of Guangzhou. Tests are being conducted in association with the city’s government and Guangzhou Automobile and see the electric cars driven in a real-world urban transportation environment to verify their convenience and identify any technological issues. [.].

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Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

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When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. emissions EPA Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of Concerned Scientists emissions rankings for carmakers. It tied for "dirtiest tailpipe" with Volkswagen, which was demoted after it was revealed that "defeat device" software in its.

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GM and Honda announce executive leadership and board of directors for Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC

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General Motors and Honda announced the executive structure for their recently established joint venture company, Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC (FCSM). Suheb Haq of GM will serve as the first president of FCSM, and Tomomi Kosaka of Honda will be the new company’s vice president. GM and Honda plan to rotate the positions of president and vice president every two years. Kosaka was president & CEO of Honda of America Mfg.,

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Honda to bring Jazz Hybrid to Malaysia

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That’s because Honda has started to construct a second automobile production line at its plant in Malacca, Malaysia: this one will produce mostly small vehicles, including [.]. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news green cars Honda Jazz hybrid cars MalaysiaIt is the largest market for hybrid cars in all of South East Asia: and now Malaysia will soon be welcoming a hybrid car production plant of its own.

Honda progressing with high-efficiency low-emission Homogeneous Lean Charge Spark Ignition (HLSI) combustion work

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Honda’s engine technology roadmap and the key role of HLSI, as presented at the 2013 Aachen Colloquium by Toshihiro Mibe, Managing Officer, Honda R&D Co., Automobile R&D Center.

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Honda begins operation of 1st wind farm by an automaker in Brazil; covering electricity needs for annual local auto production

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Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. Honda Energy), Honda’s wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil, has begun operation of its wind power generation facility. Honda thereby the first automaker in Brazil to start a wind power generation business. Honda Energy will be proactive in promoting the use of renewable energy in Brazil. Honda has set a target to reduce CO 2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels.

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Honda hits 100M worldwide automobile production milestone

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Honda Motor Co., announced that the company has reached the 100 million-unit milestone in cumulative global automobile production. Honda began automobile production in 1963 with the production of the T360 mini-truck, Honda’s first mass-production model, at Saitama Factory. In the same year, Honda began production of the S500 small-sized sports car at Hamamatsu Factory in Shizuoka Prefecture.

Honda targeting 2/3 of unit sales from PHEVs, HEVs and ZEVs by ~2030; PHEVs the core of electrification

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At a press event in Tokyo to lay out his future vision and direction for the company, Honda Motor President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the company will strive to make two-thirds of its overall unit sales from plug-in hybrid/hybrid vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles such as fuel cell vehicles and battery EVs by around 2030. After that, Honda will make a plug-in hybrid type available for the major models and increase the number of models sequentially.

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Update on Honda/GM fuel cell partnership; “It’s about cost reduction”

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In July 2013, General Motors and Honda announced a long-term, definitive master agreement to co-develop next-generation fuel cell system and hydrogen storage technologies, aiming for the 2020 time frame. The GM/Honda partnership is about cost reduction, Mathias said. “ GM and Honda.

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Honda establishes Marine Science Foundation

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Inspired by the Japanese concept of sato-umi —the convergence of land and sea where human and marine life can harmoniously coexist—Honda has established the Honda Marine Science Foundation , a new initiative to address marine ecosystem restoration and the impact of humans and climate change on oceans and intertidal areas. In 2015, Honda began researching the oceanic and aquatic impacts of a rapidly changing climate, ocean acidification and rising sea levels.

VW Joins Chrysler With 'Dirtiest Tailpipe' After Diesel Scandal Revealed

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During the last round of its Automaker Rankings, Volkswagen tied for third place, behind winner Hyundai/Kia and second-place Honda. emissions Union of Concerned Scientists Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases a semi-regular report card on automakers, ranking each by the amount of carbon emissions produced by their vehicles.

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Honda discontinuing Civic Hybrid, Civic natural gas model, Accord plug-in hybrid; new BEV, PHEV models coming

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Due in part to Honda’s ability to advance fuel economy through conventional engine technology, the Civic lineup will no longer include a hybrid or a natural gas model, according to John Mendel, Executive Vice President, Automobile Division American Honda Motor Co., Mendel also said said that Honda will not offer a plug-in version of Accord going forward as the company looks toward the scheduled launch of a new dedicated plug-in model.

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Honda to build wind farm to cover 100% of electricity needs of Brazil plant

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Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda. HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, will build a wind farm in the city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil—approximately 1,000 km (621 miles) south of HAB’s automobile production plant in Sumaré, São Paulo. HAB will be the first automobile manufacturer in Brazil to invest in wind power generation. Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda.

What’s it like to drive a hydrogen car?

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From low-emitting conventional petrol and diesel cars to full blown electric cars, every avenue is being explored to optimise powertrains with a view to minimising the environmental impact of automobiles. Honda Road Tests Hydrogen cars Editor Pick

Honda Changing Construction Methods To Shed Pounds

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Although much of today’s work is done via robots, and more contemporary materials are used in construction, the basic process of building an automobile hasn’t changed significantly over the past 100 years. Most automakers still bolt many of their steel outer panels to a steel body, much the same way as they have since the 1920s.

Honda announces global CO2 emissions reduction targets including 30% reduction for products

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In 2006, Honda set a goal to reduce global CO 2 emissions from use of its motorcycles, automobiles and power products by 10% by the end of 2010 compared to year 2000 levels. Honda has now set a goal to reduce CO 2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels. In addition, Honda has established a global environmental slogan: “Blue Skies for Our Children” Brief

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Insight tops Japanese best-sellers list

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Having already surpassed the Toyota Prius during its first month of sales in the UK, Honda’s Insight is now ranked as the best selling car among all new vehicle registrations in Japan in April marking the first time a hybrid model has been the top seller during any monthly sales period. According to data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association, 10,481 units of the Honda Insight were sold marking the continuation of growing success for Honda on home turf.

Honda to showcase new connected car and automated driving technologies at 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit; driver-to-driver “virtual tow”

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Honda will showcase several of its latest developments in intelligent transportation technology at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit, 7-11 September.

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Honda resumes production at automobile plant in Thailand

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand has resumed production of automobiles after suspending production since 4 October 2011, due to the damage sustained from the flooding in Thailand. After approximately four months of such restoration efforts, HATC is now ready to resume automobile productions at its plant.

Report: Honda plans to adopt new design and assembly methods to reduce vehicle weight

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The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. Some of Honda’s new manufacturing methods involve welding outer panels to the frame, rather than assembling the ceiling, side and other panels, to reduce the use of bolts and reinforcing materials. According to the report, Honda believes the weight reductions for larger vehicles will likely exceed 10%. To optimize the weight reduction potential of the new techniques, the company will also change the way it designs automobiles.

Honda begins building new automobile production plant in Brazil; starting with new Fit in 2 years

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Honda Automóveis do Brasil Ltda. HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, has begun construction of its new automobile production plant in the city of Itirapina in the state of São Paulo (approximately 200 km (124 miles) northwest of the city of São Paulo).

Honda to show 7 electromotive concept models at Tokyo show

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Honda Motor Co., Further, as a part of “Smart Mobility City 2011”, a themed project the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. The progress Honda has been making in testing program of these technologies also will be showcased. AC-X concept plug-in hybrid.

Honda demonstrating car and motorcycle V2X communication at ITS World Congress 2012

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Honda Motor Co., will participate in the 19 th World ITS Congress from 22–26 October 2012 with a demonstration of automobile and motorcycle V2X communication—how its vehicles can communicate both with each other and with road-side infrastructure to benefit road safety, the environment, driver comfort and convenience. Honda’s safety area will cover V2X communication for cars and motorcycles.

Honda Clarity Electric in California and Oregon dealerships; $269/mo

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The 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan arrived at the beginning of August in select dealerships in California and Oregon. The Clarity series is part of the Honda Electrification Initiative that sees Honda expand the number and types of electrified vehicles in its product lineup.

Honda launches new environmental leadership award “Green Dealer” program for Honda and Acura dealers in US

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American Honda Motor Co, Inc. has established a “Green Dealer” program for its independently-owned Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the United States. The Honda Environmental Leadership Award and Acura Environmental Leadership Award will be given to dealers who quantifiably reduce their environmental impact, beginning with a minimum 10% reduction in total energy use at their dealerships. Headquarter Honda (Clermont, FL). Honda - Silver Level.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mitsubishi to provide financial assistance for EV charging infrastructure in Japan

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Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corporation, Nissan Motor Co., and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have agreed on the details of specific financial assistance they will provide to installers of charging stations for electric vehicles (PHVs, PHEVs, and EVs). This announcement follows an agreement the four companies announced in July jointly to promote the construction of a user-friendly network of charging infrastructures. Earlier post.).

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Honda begins construction of the first wind farm by an automaker in Brazil

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Honda Energy do Brasil Ltda. Honda Energy), Honda’s wind power generation business subsidiary in Brazil, has started construction of a new wind farm in the city of Xangri-lá in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state in Brazil (approximately 1,000 km south of Honda’s current automobile production plant in Sumaré, São Paulo). Honda Energy plans to begin the operation of its new wind farm in September 2014.

Prius tops the sales charts again

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It is the fifth successive month for Prius to be the number one selling new car in Japan according to official data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association. This was largely thanks to a 64 per cent increase in total automobile sales from August to September. The runners-up in the sales chart included the Honda Fit, which finished second with 17,241 units; followed by the Toyota Vitz at 12,731 units; and the Honda Insight Hybrid at 10,289 units sold.

University of Tennessee to head $250M advanced composites manufacturing institute; Ford, Honda and Volkswagen members

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The new institute pairs leading carbon fiber producers and suppliers—such as Materials Innovation Technologies, Harper International, and Strongwell—with key end users such as TPI for wind turbines and Ford, Honda and Volkswagen for automobiles. Honda R&D Americas, Inc.;

Honda unveils demonstration test house featuring Honda smart home system; gas, solar power and electromobility

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Honda Motor Co., unveiled a house Honda built in the city of Saitama, Japan, for the demonstration testing of the Honda Smart Home System (HSHS). Honda will conduct demonstration testing of the HSHS that is linked with electromotive mobility products such as electric vehicles and the Internavi system. Through this demonstration testing, Honda will aim to reduce CO 2 by 50% (in comparison to year 2000).

Continued flooding at Hondas Thai automobile production subsidiary keeps production suspended

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Honda Motor Co. Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquartered in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), has suspended production since 4 October, due to the parts supply disruptions. Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Thai Honda does not have any flood water on its property. issued an update on the impact of flooding in Thailand on its operations there.

Honda bringing Insight and Fit Hybrid to market in China; prepping for local production

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At the 10 th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, Honda announced it was introducing the Insight and the Fit Hybrid to the China market, in addition to the CR-Z, which was launched in July. Honda also announced its plans to further expand its lineup of hybrid models in China. In order to offer its hybrid models to Chinese customers at more affordable prices, Honda will begin preparation for local production of hybrid models in China in 2014.

Honda Automobile Thailand uncertain as to when production will resume; flood impact rippling out to other Honda plants

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), issued a statement saying that it does not have a clear outlook for when production will resume as flooding on its facilities has continued since 8 October 2011. Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Thai Honda is scheduled to suspend its production until 4 November.

Honda begins European demonstration program of EV-neo electric scooter

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Honda will begin a European demonstration program of the battery-electric EV-neo scooter in conjunction with Barcelona City Council (Spain) beginning in July 2011. Honda will provide Barcelona City Council with 18 EV-neos for the period of one year. The EV-neo. Click to enlarge.

Honda begins demonstration testing of Fit EV concepts in Guangzhou; targeting EV production in China before end of 2012

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., The tests will be conducted jointly with the government of the city of Guangzhou and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., The EVs will be driven in a real-world urban transportation environment in the city of Guangzhou to verify the practical convenience of EVs and identify technological issues needed to be addressed to achieve the widespread use of EVs in the future, Honda said. Guangqi Honda Automobile Co.,

Honda discloses estimates of annual greenhouse gas emissions related to its operations and customer use of products

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Honda GHG emissions by Scope. Honda Motor Co., disclosed estimates of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to Honda including emissions from Honda’s global business operations and customer use of Honda motorcycles, automobiles and power products.

Honda to build new automobile production plant in Brazil doubling annual production capacity to 240,000 units in 2015

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Honda Automóveis do Brasil Ltda. HAB), the Honda automobile production and sales subsidiary in Brazil, plans to build a new automobile production plant with annual production capacity of 120,000 units. Combining the production capacity of the new plant with the existing plant in Sumaré, HAB’s total annual automobile production capacity will be doubled from the current 120,000 units to 240,000 units.

Honda reveals greenhouse gas emission levels

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Japanese carmaker Honda (logo, pictured) has revealed estimates of its emissions across its entire business operations and customer use: covering its motorcycles, automobiles and power products. Global warming Green cars Green credentials Honda Latest news CO2 emissions green cars green credentials greenhouse gas emissionsEver wondered how high the levels of greenhouse gas emissions are from one of the world’s leading automotive makers?

Honda to begin reuse of rare earth metals extracted from used NiMH batteries before year end; targeting extraction from motors and Li-ion batteries as well

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Flow of the reuse of rare earth metals Honda is striving to achieve. Honda Motor Co., Honda will pursue the recycling of precious resources by reusing extracted rare earth metals not only for nickel-metal hydride batteries, but also for use in a wide range of parts. Moreover, Honda will strive to recycle rare earth metals extracted from a variety of used parts such as hybrid motors and lithium-ion batteries in addition to nickel-metal hydride batteries. Automobiles.