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 unveils two key future safety technologies toward the realization of its goal for zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050

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Honda Motor recently unveiled its work on two key advanced future safety technologies being developed with the goal of realizing “zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda motorcycles and automobiles globally by 2050”.

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Honda outlines electrified vehicle strategy for China; unveils new EV models

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Honda last week held a virtual press conference on its electrification strategy in China. All new models Honda will introduce in China after 2030 will be electrified—hybrids (HEVs) and EVs. Honda envisions exporting these models from China.

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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.

Honda introducing new Honda Sensing 360 omni-directional safety and driver-assistive system

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Honda plans to apply the next generation of its advanced suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies—Honda Sensing 360—to all new Honda and Acura models in the US by 2030. With an expanded sensory range around the entire vehicle, Honda Sensing 360 removes blind spots to enhance collision avoidance, while also reducing driver burden. The US application of Honda Sensing 360 is part of a global strategy announced by Honda Motor Co.,

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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.

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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).

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda last week announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

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.

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Honda to build new automobile production plant in Thailand; total capacity to increase to 420,000 units in 2015

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Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., HATC), Honda’s automobile production and sales subsidiary in Thailand, plans to build a new automobile production plant with an annual production capacity of 120,000 units. The new plant will be located within the property that Honda newly acquired in Prachinburi Province (approximately 120km east of Bangkok).

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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.

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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.

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Guangqi Honda unveils new compact sedan at the 2010 China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition

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Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., an automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, announced the new S1 compact sedan model of its original automobile brand, “Li Nian” (English brand name: Everus) at its press conference at the 2010 China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Ltd.,

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Honda establishes Hynex Mobility Service JV in China; connected services

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, has established Hynex Mobility Service Co., Hynex Mobility Service will strive to advance connected services and offer new value users can enjoy through their connected experiences, while placing the primary focus on Honda CONNECT, Honda’s on-board connected system. Honda has been accelerating advancements in the areas of electrification and ICV (Intelligent Connected Vehicles).

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Honda partners with CATL on Li-ion EV batteries; 56 GWh by 2027

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CATL ) signed a cooperation agreement with Honda Motor in Tokyo to cooperate formally to develop electric vehicles for the future market. Under the agreement, CATL will become Honda’s partner in the field of lithium-ion EV batteries. CATL will guarantee the supply to Honda of about 56 GWh of lithium-ion EV batteries before 2027. The cooperation models, which will be developed by Honda and CATL together, will be introduced to global markets beyond China.

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Japanese automobile industry establishes joint Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines (AICE)

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Eight Japanese automakers and one automobile research institute—Suzuki Motor; Daihatsu Motor; Toyota Motor; Nissan Motor; Fuji Heavy Industries; Honda R&D; Mazda Moto; Mitsubishi Motors; and Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI)—have jointly established the Research Association of Automotive Internal Combustion Engines ( AICE ). AICE’s president is Keiji Otsu, Managing Officer, Honda R&D.

New Guangqi Honda plant brings Honda’s China capacity to >1M units

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Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., GHAC), an automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, celebrated the opening of its third automobile production plant and an engine plant within the property of the existing Zeng Cheng Plant. The third plant began automobile production in September of this year with initial annual production capacity of 120,000 units.

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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.

Dongfeng Honda to invest US$436M and build 3rd plant in China; accommodation for electrified vehicles

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Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., a Honda automobile production and sales joint venture in China, plans to build a third automobile production plant to meet increasing demand from the continuously growing automobile market in China. Dongfeng Honda plans to build the third plant on a 1.2 With the introduction of the all-new Civic and GIENIA compact hatchback, Dongfeng Honda’s total sales for 2016 is expected to exceed 560,000 units.

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MIRA to Support New Guangzhou Automobile Vehicle Program

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Guangzhou Automobile Co. GAC is one of China’s most successful vehicle manufacturers, with successful joint venture partnerships with Toyota, Honda and most recently Fiat. Ltd (GAC) and MIRA have signed a contract for MIRA to provide support on a new vehicle programme for GAC. Through a combined GAC/MIRA team of engineers, this engineering programme will help GAC to deliver its new passenger car—the first to carry GAC’s own brand—to the market.

Honda secures auto industry’s largest renewable energy purchase; 60% reduction in CO2 from N.A. manufacturing operations

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Seeking to slash CO 2 emissions from its North American manufacturing operations, Honda has entered into long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable wind and solar power that will cover more than 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America. As a result of the deal, Honda is one of the top automakers globally in the adoption of renewable energy to power its operations. To date, Honda has installed 7.3

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Honda to partner with Neusoft on new EVs for China market

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At the International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., HMCI), a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, announced that for the development of EV models for the Chinese market, Honda will collaborate with Neusoft , an IT company based in China, and develop technologies in multiple areas such as battery management, cloud management of vehicle data and connectivity. Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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Honda to unveil new China market SUV concept at Auto Shanghai

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Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, plans to stage the world premiere of an all-new concept model as well as other new Honda models at Auto Shanghai 2015 (The 16th International Automobile & Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, press days: April 20-21, 2015, public days: April 22-29, 2015). Jointly with Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., and Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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Honda President Ito steps down, Takahiro Hachigo to replace him

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Honda Motor Co., Takanobu Ito, the current President, Chief Operating Officer and Representative Director, will remain on the board and assume the post of Director and Advisor to Honda Motor. This management succession will occur following the final decision of the Honda Motor Board of Directors after the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting, scheduled for late June 2015. where he became actively involved in the local development of Honda and Acura automobiles.

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Honda unveils Everus EV Concept in Beijing; China-exclusive EV model; car-sharing

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Honda Motor staged the world premiere of the Everus EV Concept, a concept car for a China-exclusive electric vehicle (EV) model, at the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. The Everus EV Concept is a concept model for the first mass-production EV model Honda will introduce exclusively in China, which is currently being developed jointly by Honda Motor China Technology Co., and GAC Honda Automobile Co., GAC Honda).

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Honda introduces compact saloon car

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The Guangqi Honda Automobile Company, which is a production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, has announced the introduction of the new S1 compact saloon car. The S1 is a new version of its original automobile brand “Li Nian” and was introduced as part of the Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. Green cars Honda Latest news Guangqi Honda Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition Honda Li Naan S1 Honda S1 new Honda

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GM and Honda partner on next-gen batteries for EVs for N America

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General Motors and Honda are partnering on new advanced chemistry battery components, including the cell and module, to accelerate both companies’ plans for all-electric vehicles. Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate based on GM’s next generation battery system with the intent for Honda to source the battery modules from GM. —Takashi Sekiguchi, Chief Officer for Automobile Operations and Managing Officer of Honda.

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Honda starts construction of new CVT plant in Mexico

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Honda de Mexico, S.A. HDM) has started construction of a new Honda transmission plant in Celaya, near the City of Guanajuato. The new plant will be located adjacent to the new automobile plant that will begin mass production early next year of the all-new 2015 Honda Fit. Honda plans to more than double annual output of CVTs produced in Celaya to approximately 700,000 annually in the coming years. de C.V.

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Honda studying collaboration with Grab for motorcycle sharing services in Southeast Asia

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Honda Motor Co., Grab provides ride-hailing platform through which users share and utilize automobiles and motorcycles. Against this backdrop, Honda and Grab will work together and strive to realize new mobility services in the area of sharing by conducting experimental initiatives in Southeast Asia while utilizing resources of the two companies. recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Grab Inc.,

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Honda accelerating electrification plans for Europe; all mainstream models by 2022

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Honda is further accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022. This acceleration will see 6 electrified models launched over the next 36 months, with the Honda e and new hybrid-only Jazz leading the way. —Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. Honda Jazz and Honda Jazz Crosstar.

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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 Electric is part of Honda’s Clarity series, which includes the Clarity Fuel Cell, launched in December 2016, and the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid, launching nationally later this year. 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.

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Study of Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing Finds Mixed Performance for Most OEMs, BMW and Toyota as the Clear Leaders

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The new report, Sustainable Value in Automobile Manufacturing , examines a set of nine environmental, economic, and social resources: capital use, water use, and waste generated as well as emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, and volatile organic compounds; further, the number of employees and the number of work accidents are taken into account. Hyundai, Honda and—to a certain extent—Nissan and Suzuki, generally create positive Sustainable Value as well.

Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Honda has announced several initiatives under its new “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America. Among these is a $210-million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility and innovative paint process at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant (MAP), the largest of Honda’s eight auto plants in North America. Source: Honda North America. Credit: Honda North America.

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Three Honda plants earn Energy Star recognition

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For the eighth consecutive year, two of Honda’s Ohio automobile manufacturing plants have earned the US. In earning their eighth consecutive ENERGY STAR certifications, Honda of America Mfg.’s Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC, which just marked its five-year anniversary and is Honda’s newest plant in the United States, earned the recognition for the first time last year.

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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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Guangqi Honda to build 3rd production line; Honda increasing China capacity to >1M units annually by 2014

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Guangqi Honda Automobile Co., GHAC), an automobile production and sales joint venture of Honda in China, plans to build a third production line within the property of the existing ZengCheng Plant. When the third line becomes operational in 2014, GHAC’s overall annual automobile production capacity will be increased from the current 480,000 units to 600,000 units. In the meantime, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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Honda provides first look at 2015 hybrid F1 Power Unit

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Honda Motor Co., During the 2014 FIA Formula 1 Japanese Grand Prix, Honda will offer a sneak preview film of the F1 power unit under development, including the engine revving sound at the Honda stand at Suzuka Circuit (2-5 October 2014). Honda Formula 1 power unit. Conceptual configuration of the F1 power unit (not representative of Honda’s actual unit). —Yasuhisa Arai, Senior Managing Officer of Honda R&D Co.,

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Honda begins production of new 10-speed transmission in Georgia; nearly $150M investment

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Honda launched global production of a new, state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission at Honda Precision Parts of Georgia, LLC (HPPG) in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Honda also announced that it has invested nearly $150 million in two US manufacturing plants for production of the industry's first 10-speed automatic transmission (10AT) for front-wheel-drive vehicles. The amount adds to the more than $3 billion that Honda has invested in its U.S.

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Honda to unveil prototype of Gen 3 Insight hybrid at Detroit show; two-motor hybrid system

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Honda will unveil the Honda Insight Prototype at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January as the precursor to the new third-generation 2019 Honda Insight—an upscale, stylish five-passenger sedan positioned above the Civic in Honda’s passenger car lineup. The new Insight features the latest generation of Honda’s innovative two-motor hybrid system and will launch next summer as the newest electrified vehicle in the Honda lineup.

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio. billion the amount Honda has invested in its North American operations in the last three years.

2013 202

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.

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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.

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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.

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