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Honda’s Efforts to Reduce CO2 is a Global Effort

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Honda is proving to the world that it is dedicated to reducing its CO2 emissions all over the world. Honda is going to invest more than $49 million to build a wind farm in Brazil; Honda’s goal is to reduce overall emissions by 30% by the year 2020 (compared to levels in the year 2000). […]

Greenest Car Shopping Areas…Don’t Include Seattle

Drive a Honda, Use the HOV Lane

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A new report stated that Honda makes the most cars that can legally drive in California’s HOV lanes with only a driver in the vehicle. Why? Because Honda makes the most gosh-darn environmentally friendly vehicles. According to the California Air Resources Board, Honda makes four vehicles that meet its air quality standards to be eligible […]

Honda is “Recycling” Rare Earth Metals

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Honda is putting to good use material from the batteries of hundreds of hybrid vehicles that were rendered unsellable after the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.   Honda is now able to extract rare earth metals from the batteries of 387 hybrid vehicles and put them into new batteries for new hybrid vehicles. This […]

Green Car Journal Names Honda’s ECO Asist as Top 10 Green Technology

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Honda’s “Ecological Drive Assist System,” ECO Assist for short, was named to Green Car Journal’s  list of top 10 green technology’s of 2013. According to this article, “Honda said its ECO Assist technology can help drivers develop driving habits that enhance fuel efficiency by observing the speedometer background’s response to driving practices. Fuel-saving behaviors like […]

Three Hondas in Top Six of Greenest Cars

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The Honda Fit, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Honda Insight were listed in the top six of Greencars.org’s ‘greenest’ cars list for 2012. The Honda Fit placed second, the Honda Civic Hybrid placed fifth, and the Honda Insight placed sixth. “This isn’t surprising at all,” said Keith Hofkamp, general manager of Sims Honda dealership in Burlington. […]

Honda to Install Wind Turbines for Ohio Manufacturing Plant

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In another example of how Honda is looking forward and blazing the trail of environmentally-friendly auto manufacturing, Honda announced it will install two wind turbines that will supply 10% of the energy for its Russell Point, Ohio plant. According to this article, “These wind turbines stand at 160 feet tall; the blades will be 160 […]

Honda Develops Environmentally-Friendly Automobile Painting Process

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Honda not only prides itself on innovative vehicles, but also innovative systems. Honda has applied that creativity and eye for environmental-friendliness to its automobile painting system called “Honda Smart Ecological Paint.” According to this article, “It will reduce the amount of paint materials used, eliminate 40 percent of painting processes, and reduce 40 percent of […]

Honda is the First to Meet California’s Strict Emissions Standards

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Honda again shows that it’s leading the pack of environmentally-friendly vehicles and meeting stringent government rules regarding emissions. The Honda Accord Plug-In was the first vehicle to meet California’s emissions standards, the strictest in the nation. “Once again, Honda is the first to comply with ARB’s most stringent standard,” says Tom Cackette, ARB’s Deputy Executive […]