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 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.

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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).

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 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 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 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).

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

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AICE’s president is Keiji Otsu, Managing Officer, Honda R&D.

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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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 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 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.

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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 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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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 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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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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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. Source: Honda North America. Credit: Honda North America. Source: Honda.

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Honda introduces Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric at New York show; targeting 75K Clarity vehicles in 4 years

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Honda revealed its all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric ( earlier post ) alongside the already available Clarity Fuel Cell ( earlier post ), saying it will target US sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.

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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 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’s Hybrid System Matures

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In a recent interview with Reuters , Tomohiko Kawanabe (Honda’s COO of automobile research and development) broke the news that Honda is developing a new hybrid system designed for their larger cars. To date, the Accord was the largest hybrid vehicle offered by Honda.

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Honda announces emission targets

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After reaching its original goal to reduce CO2 emissions from its motorcycle, automobile and power products by 10 per cent compared to 2000 levels by the end of 2010, Honda has now announced a new CO2 emissions goal. Green cars Honda Latest news co2 emissions Honda CO2 emission targets Honda emission targets

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

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Hyundai, Honda and—to a certain extent—Nissan and Suzuki, generally create positive Sustainable Value as well. Economic crisis, energy crisis, climate crisis and recent global developments have affected the automobile industry like few other sectors.

Honda Motor Europe: 2/3 of European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025; “Electric Vision”

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Speaking at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Honda Motor Europe’s President and COO, Katsushi Inoue outlined Honda’s commitment to an electric future in Europe, with a specific aim to have electrified powertrains in two-thirds of Honda cars sold in Europe by 2025.

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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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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 begin leasing Clarity fuel cell vehicle in California by year end; targeting <$500/month

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Auto Show, Honda said that it will begin retail leasing of the new 5-passenger, hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell sedan ( earlier post ) to customers in select California markets before the end of 2016. Honda expects limited volumes in the early stages of production.

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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 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.

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Honda unveils new CR-V Hybrid SUV at Auto Shanghai 2017

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Honda staged the world premiere of the new CR-V Hybrid at Auto Shanghai 2017. The CR-V Hybrid is equipped with the Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system ( earlier post ). Moreover, the CR-V Hybrid comes loaded with a full complement of features including the Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies. The CR-V Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in China in the second half of 2017 from Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co.,

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Honda releases 3D data of past concept models for use with 3D printers

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Honda Motor Co., released three-dimensional (3D) data for exterior designs of concept models Honda has introduced in the past. With the data downloaded from the website Honda 3D Design Archives , Honda''s concept models can be replicated by a household 3D printer.

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Honda unveils 10th generation 2016 Civic Sedan; two new engines, including Honda’s first turbo in US

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Honda unveiled the new 10th-generation 2016 Civic Sedan, slated for sale in the US this fall. The 2016 Civic will feature two all-new engines, including the first application of Honda turbo engine technology in the US.

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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.

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 to lease 2017 Clarity Electric for $269 a month, 36 months

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Honda announced an introductory lease price of $269 a month for 36 months (plus tax) for the 2017 Honda Clarity Electric sedan ( earlier post ), which is coming to select dealerships in California and Oregon August 2017. The Clarity series will contribute to the company's target that two-thirds of its global automobile sales will come from electrified vehicles by 2030.

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Honda begins taking orders for NSX hybrid supercar in Japan; starting at US$236,000

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Honda Motor Co., Honda is targeting sales of 100 units in the first year. However, Honda completes everything—from body construction to final assembly—in-house so that it can deliver the all-new, extremely high-precision and high-quality NSX to its customers.

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Honda to focus on PHEVs, development of battery-electrics in addition to fuel cell vehicles; 2/3 of sales electrified by 2030

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At a press meeting in Tokyo, Honda Motor Co., President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo discussed the future direction of Honda, including various products and technologies and the company’s new 2030 Vision. Hachigo said that Honda aims to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales in 2030. The company will put a central focus on hybrid-based models utilizing a high-efficiency plug-in hybrid system unique to Honda.

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