Honda boosts motorcycle fuel economy

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Honda’s efforts to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy go beyond its motor vehicles – they also stretch to its motorcycles, with the company developing new 700cc and 125cc engines with an accompanying second-generation Dual Clutch Transmission. Green cars Honda Latest news dual-clutch transmission Honda engines Honda motorcycles new Honda engines

Guest post: Honda Introduces the EV-Cub; two-wheel-drive electric motorcycle

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Honda isn’t a car company… it never really has been. When asked to define what kind of company Honda is, company representatives bill the multinational firm as an engineering company. And that’s exactly what the company has been focusing on lately in the world of motorcycles.

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Japan Post and Honda to collaborate on using electric motorcycles for postal deliveries

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and Honda Motor Co. began discussions and signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the development and use of electric motorcycles for postal deliveries; these will serve as an alternative to the current gasoline-powered delivery motorcycles. During the past approximately half century, Japan Post and Honda have built a cooperative relationship through the development and operation of delivery motorcycles. Japan Post Co.,

Honda reaches 300-million mark in cumulative global motorcycle production

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Honda Motor’s cumulative worldwide motorcycle production reached the 300 million-unit milestone in September 2014. The 300 million-unit milestone was reached in the 66 th year since Honda began motorcycle production in 1949 with the Dream Type D.

Honda introduces “Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem” at CES 2017; Honda Riding Assist, NeuV concept w/ AI emotion engine

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Honda unveiled its Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem concept at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, connecting artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience of the future. —Frank Paluch, president, Honda R&D Americas.

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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Honda to show EV concept with AI emotion engine from joint project with Softbank

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At CES 2017, Honda will showcase what it calls a future technology path toward a redefined mobility experience. The emotion engine is the focus of a joint research project with Softbank Corporation that Honda announced in July 2016 to apply the AI technology in mobility products.

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Honda upping motorcycle production capacity in India 150% to 4M units per year by 1H 2013

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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Pvt.) HMSI), Honda’s wholly-owned motorcycle production and sales subsidiary in India, will increase its motorcycle production capacity in India by 150% to 4 million units a year from the current 1.6 India represents the world’s second largest motorcycle market behind only China, and industry-wide motorcycle sales in India for 2010 reached 11.32

Honda tests congestion minimization technology on public roads in Indonesia, finds >20% improvement in fuel efficiency

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Honda Motor Co., Honda developed a smartphone app which changes the colors of the smartphone display to help the user to check at a glance whether his/her driving is aligned with surrounding vehicles.

Metropolitan Police (London) Go Electric With 2011 Zero DS Motorcycle

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Think of police and motorcycles, and you probably think of highway patrol officers riding large, heavy Harley Davidsons like the 2012 Electra Glide. In Europe, most police departments make use of specially-made police motorcycles from companies like BMW or Honda, but yesterday officers in London, England welcomed a smaller motorcycle to their

Saitama City, Honda Motor and Yamaha Motor begin electric motorcycle trials

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Saitama City (Japan), Honda Motor and Yamaha Motor will begin evaluation testing towards the expansion of the use of electric motorcycles. This evaluation testing program marks the first joint initiative between a local government body and the two motorcycle manufacturers. Evaluation testing will utilize Honda and Yamaha’s electric technology and Saitama City’s existing infrastructure. An EV motorcycle sharing scheme is currently under consideration as the next step.

Zero Motorcycles, Jiangsu Xinri E-Vehicle score highest in new Pike Research assessment of electric motorcycle and scooter manufacturers

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Pike Pulse Grid for electric motorcycles and scooters. The market for electric motorcycle and electric scooters is nascent in most regions of the world, except for Asia-Pacific. Most e-motorcycle and e-scooters are still in their first or second generation. Zero Motorcycles.

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.

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

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

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Honda Motor Co., to begin discussion toward collaboration in the area of motorcycle sharing services in Southeast Asia. Grab provides ride-hailing platform through which users share and utilize automobiles and motorcycles. Within this trend, signs of the oncoming structural change which will shift emphasis from “ownership” to “shared use” of products has become increasingly visible in the motorcycle market in Southeast Asia as well.

Honda to show 7 electromotive concept models at Tokyo show

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Honda Motor Co., The progress Honda has been making in testing program of these technologies also will be showcased. The collaboration of Honda’s motorcycle and automobile R&D centers made it possible to load the Motor Compo two-wheel EV commuter in this vehicle.

BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha cooperate to accelerate development of connected vehicle capabilities in motorcycles

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BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co. are now collaborating to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) applications in powered two-wheelers (PTWs) and are working together to establish a Connected Motorcycle Consortium. According to a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by all ACEM (European association of motorcycle manufacturers) manufacturing members in 2014, C-ITS features will be introduced from 2020 onwards. and Yamaha Motor Co.

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).

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 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 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. Motorcycles.

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 demonstrates advanced vehicle-to-pedestrian and vehicle-to-motorcycle connected vehicle safety technologies

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In Detroit, Honda demonstrated two experimental safety technologies based on Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) aimed at reducing the potential for collisions between automobiles and pedestrians and between automobiles and motorcycles. There are eight Honda vehicles participating in the test program. Honda R&D has successfully demonstrated the ability of a car equipped with DSRC technology to detect a pedestrian with a DSRC-enabled smartphone.

Honda Begins Sales of Flex Fuel Motorcycle CG150 TITAN MIX in Brazil

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Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda.(HDA), HDA), a Honda subsidiary in Brazil responsible for production and sales of motorcycles and power products, will begin sales in Brazil of the flex fuel CG150 TITAN MIX in mid-March 2009. The small motorcycle is equipped with a Mix Fuel Injection System, a flexible-fuel technology developed independently by Honda. However, CG150 TITAN MIX will be the first motorcycle model to be equipped with flexible-fuel technology.

Who is winning the green car race? The Green Piece

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When sales of the Civic Hybrid started to flag, Honda introduced the Insight Hybrid earlier this year. However, arguably Honda’s most innovative vehicle to date is the FCX Clarity, the world’s first dedicated platform hydrogen vehicle. The Green Piece Column: Tuesday 27 October.

DENSO develops a new low-cost fuel injection system for small motorcycles

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Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation has developed a new electronic fuel injection system for small motorcycles called DIET-FI (DENSO Intelligent Economical Technology-Fuel Injection). Main components of the DIET-FI system. Click to enlarge.

Ten Honda manufacturing facilities in North America achieve Zero Waste to Landfill

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Ten of 14 Honda manufacturing plants in North America are now operating with zero waste to landfill, while the remaining four plants are functioning with “virtually zero” waste to landfill. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, in Lincoln, Ala., Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, in Greensburg, Ind., Waste sent to landfills has been reduced at Honda auto plants throughout North America from 62.8 In FY2008, Honda Power Equipment in Swepsonville, N.C.,

Tesla 'D', Honda Fit & Subaru Legacy Drives, Electric Motorcycles: The Week In Reverse (Video)

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How fuel-efficient is the new 2015 Honda Fit? And what did Tesla''s ''D'' actually stand for? This is our video look back at the Week In Reverse--right here at Green Car Reports--for the five days ending on Friday, October 10, 2014. Yesterday, our Friday story covered what Tesla finally revealed at its Thursday-night event. It followed a week of

Honda Access using Stratasys 3D printing to prototype accessories

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Honda Access primarily uses the Vero rigid opaque materials and paints the part surface with a clear coating producing a texture that closely resembles the final product.

Honda Unveils Unique Electric Trike or is it a Motorcycle?

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Honda has unveiled an interesting electric drive concept that could trigger positive response. The concept is called the Honda 3R-C. Every so often, an automaker presents a concept vehicle that is outside of the box. The idea of the concept really is to gauge public interest and reaction, though production is not necessarily a consideration.

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

Navigant Research forecasts new EV global sales of > 346,000 units in 2014; 10 predictions for the year

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Electric motorcycles breakout. Sales of e-motorcycles have been increasing, but the market remains a tiny fraction of the e-bicycle and e-scooter market (5.2 Nonetheless, 2014 may be a breakout year for e-motorcycles.

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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 unveils new small car prototype

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Honda introduced a prototype of Honda BRIO, the new small-sized vehicle developed for Asian markets and scheduled to be introduced in Thailand and India in 2011, at the 27 th Thailand International Motor Expo.

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 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.

Nikkei: Honda To raise motorbike output to 20M by 2013

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The Nikkei reports that Honda Motor Co. plans to increase its motorcycle production by 30% on the year to 20 million units worldwide by fiscal 2013. Honda plans to double its annual output to 4.6 Thailand, Honda will roll out bikes with large engines. In Vietnam, Honda will ramp up its capacity by 50% to 3 million bikes and start making global models with smaller engines there. Total global motorcycle sales totaled about 54.2

Former CEO of GM China Group Phil Murtaugh joins Pinnacle Engines board; first engines launch in Asia this year

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By 2016, there will be 200 million motorcycles, cars and trucks sold each year globally, leading to great opportunities for improving the efficiency of the internal combustion engine. In a comparison study with Honda Fit, the standard equipment achieved 36 mpg and with Pinnacle’s technology the same automobile achieved 57 mpg.

Honda and Yamaha Announce Electric Scooters

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After months and years of offerings from start-up electric bike, scooter and motorcycle companies like Vectrix, Zero Motorcycles, Brammo, etc., Honda and Yamaha have finally yielded to the marketplace and are now offering their own electric scooters. Honda chose to bring back their iconic scooter from times past and will offer the

Honda to Premiere New Small Concept at Auto Expo 2010 in New Delhi

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Honda Motor Co., plans to stage the world premiere of the Honda New Small Concept, a concept model of a new small-sized vehicle which Honda is currently developing especially for India and other emerging nations, at the Auto Expo 2010 to be held in New Delhi, India from 5-11 January 2010. Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (Private) Ltd. will exhibit its new 110cc motorcycle model, CB Twister, for the first time and Hero Honda Motors Ltd.