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Honda has set a target to reduce CO2 emissions from its global products by 30 percent by the end of 2020 compared to 2000 levels.

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  • Honda Smart Home US Offers Vision for Zero Carbon Living and Mobility

    Honda Smart Home US, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. A Honda-developed home energy management system and an energy efficient design will allow the home's occupant to use less than half of the energy of a similarly sized new home in the Davis area for heating, cooling and lighting. The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical U.S. home. Learn more at www.HondaSmartHome.com. 

  • Honda Dealer is First "Electric Grid Neutral" in U.S.

    Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey is the nation's first and only dealer to achieve "Electric Grid Neutral" status, producing as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period. Honda's press release has more information. 

  • How Honda's VCM Technology Improves Fuel Economy

    This informative video explains how the 2013 V6 Accord's Variable Cylinder Management system works to improve fuel efficiency and decrease the vehicle's environmental footprint.

  • Paint by Numbers: A Honda Environmental Short Film

    Inspiration comes from many places. Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya, inspired by his belief that global warming is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today, developed technology to reduce energy in the auto body-painting process at the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Watch how Bhattacharya's Intelligent Paint Technology has cut the plant's energy use by 25 percent. Check out more facts about Honda's environmentally responsible approaches to vehicles, facilities and dealers at www.hondainamerica.com/environment. Or to learn more about Honda's environmental initiatives, visit http://corporate.honda.com/environment/.

  • Honda Installs its Largest Commercial Solar-cell Demonstration Project in the United States

    Honda Installs its Largest Commercial Solar-cell Demonstration Project in the United States

    On Nov. 3, 2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced the installation of its largest commercial solar-cell demonstration project in the United States, at Honda Performance Development (HPD), Inc., the company's advanced motorsports engineering facility in Santa Clarita, CA. The 100-kilowatt, 800-cell array of thin-film CIGS solar panels, manufactured by Honda Soltec Co., Ltd., are installed on the roof, carport, and loading dock canopy at the headquarters of HPD, where the company develops engine technology for the IZOD IndyCar series, the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series in Europe, and other racing programs.

  • How Honda Achieved Zero Waste to Landfill

    How Honda Achieved Zero Waste to Landfill

    Honda has achieved one of the most important targets in the company's longstanding "Green Factory" initiative in North America: zero-waste-to-landfill. 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.

    Among all of its 14 plants in North America, Honda now sends less than one-half of 1 percent of all operating waste to landfills. The remaining waste product is either recycled or used for energy recovery.

Data Points

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE

  • Honda has set a target to reduce CO2 emissions from its global products by 30 percent by the end of 2020 compared to year 2000 levels.
  • The U.S. EPA ranked American Honda as the industry leader in fuel economy for 21 of the last 36 years.
  • Since 2000, Honda has been named America's “Greenest Automaker” by the Union of Concerned Scientists, awarded biennially. 
  • Honda maintains a minimum of 90 percent level of design recyclability for all automobiles and a minimum 95 percent level of design recyclability for all powersports and power equipment products.
  • The Honda Civic Natural Gas is the only compressed natural gas-powered passenger vehicle to be built or sold in the U.S. and has been since 1998.
  • Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC received the 2011 Sen. Lugar “Patriot Award” for outstanding efforts in sustainable and renewable energy.
  • Honda leads all automakers with 12 LEED-Certified "Green Buildings" in North America.

Honda is the only automaker to offer six different powertrains, including gasoline, compressed natural gas, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell.

 

Honda’s Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Models
Features
Accord Plug-In
Civic Hybrid
Civic Natural Gas
CR-Z
FCX Clarity
Fit EV
Insight
Acura ILX Hybrid
Accord Plug-In
  • U.S. EPA fuel economy of 46 combined (MPG) gasoline-only rating and 115 combined miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) electric drive rating
  • Battery can be fully recharged in as little as 1 hour from a low-charge indicator illumination point using a 240-volt charger
  • Now available in New York and California
  • Most fuel efficient sedan in America with U.S. EPA fuel economy of 44 city/44 hwy
  • First application of lithium-ion batteries to a Honda hybrid
  • U.S. EPA ranked third-best vehicle for fuel economy (tied with Honda Insight)
  • Only sedan certified for distribution in all 50 states meeting the U.S. EPA’s most stringent emissions standard for internal combustion engines (Tier 2 Bin 2 + ILEV-Inherently Low Emission Vehicle)
  • Named “America’s Greenest Vehicle” in 2011 for the 8th time by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  • Reduces tank-to-wheel CO2 emissions by 25 percent (versus a comparable gasoline-powered compact car) and is certified as an Inherently Low Emissions Vehicle (ILEV) by the U.S. EPA
CR-Z
  • New three-mode drive system with Sport, Econ and Normal modes for optimal fuel efficiency
  • World's first production hybrid vehicle to offer a 6-speed manual transmission
  • U.S. EPA fuel economy of 36 city/39 hwy for CVT and 31 city/38 hwy for 6-speed manual
  • Zero Emission Vehicle
  • First EPA- and CARB-certified Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle, including meeting all safety standards (2002)
  • Deliveries to selected retail customers in Southern California began in 2008
Fit EV
  • 123 city/95 highway mile range (unadjusted); 76 combined mile range (adjusted)
  • Powered by a 20 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 92 kilowatt high-density coaxial electric motor, derived from the Honda FCX Clarity
  • Capable of fully recharging in as little as three hours with 240-volt power source 
  • Introduced as America’s first mass-produced hybrid car in December 1999.
  • Segment leader in the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study SM (IQS) for Compact Car
  • U.S. EPA ranked third-best vehicle for fuel economy (tied with Honda Civic Hybrid)
Acura ILX Hybrid
  • Acura’s first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, and first American Honda hybrid built in the U.S. (Indiana)
  • EPA-estimated fuel economy of 39 city/38 highway/38 combined mpg
  • Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV-2) rating & Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) as certified by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)

Honda’s U.S. LEED-Certified Green Buildings

Locations Buildings
TORRANCE, CA HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC LOS ANGELES CENTER
LONGMONT, CO AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC. DATA CENTER
WILMINGTON, DE AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION REGIONAL OFFICE (MID-ATLANTIC)
GRANT VALKARIA, FL HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC. MARINE ENGINE RESEARCH FACILITY
GREENSBURG, IN HONDA MANUFACTURING OF INDIANA, LLC WELCOME CENTER
CHARLOTTE, NC AMERICAN HONDA FINANCE CORPORATION REGIONAL OFFICE (CENTRAL ATLANTIC)
GREENSBORO, NC HONDA AIRCRAFT COMPANY HEADQUARTERS
RAYMOND, OH HONDA R&D AMERICAS, INC. HEADQUARTERS
TROY, OH MIDWEST PARTS CONSOLIDATION CENTER
ANNA, OH HONDA ENGINEERING AMERICAS OFFICE FACILITY EXPANSION
PORTLAND, OR SALES, SERVICE, AND PARTS ZONE OFFICE

Environmental Leadership Award Program

Honda's Environmental Leadership Award program recognizes Honda and Acura dealers who have voluntarily reduced their energy use by 10 percent or more, developed a water conservation plan, and implemented Honda's recycling program. Our goal is to engage as many dealers as possible in the program to achieve the broadest possible benefit for the environment. For more information, checkout the video, press release, and Views post.
 

 
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Thinking Green

Honda is among the leaders in the deployment
of fuel-cell electric vehicle technology with its
FCX Clarity, which has been in everyday use
with customers in Southern California since
August 2008. Honda is developing technology
to advance the refueling infrastructure; most
recently, opening a next-generation prototype
Solar Hydrogen Station at its R&D center in
Southern California, which also uses
Honda-developed thin-film solar cells.