30 Jan Honda – Blue Skies for Our Children Part 3
From finding ways to cut energy usage to reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, Honda is committed to safeguarding a healthy environment for future generations. Their dedication to ensuring Blue Skies For Our Children is engrained in the way they do business and this philosophy is evident throughout their history. In 1972, they announced CVCC (Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion) which was the first engine technology to meet U.S. Clean Air Act standards without the need for a catalytic converter and it was used in the 1975 Honda Civic CVCC. In 1973, they introduced 4-stroke marine engines that were cleaner, quieter and more fuel-efficient than 2-stroke outboard motors. In the 1990s, they introduced the Insight, the first gas-electric hybrid which paved the way for the Honda FCX, the world’s first commercial application of a fuel cell electric car. These innovations pioneered the advanced technologies that we enjoy today such as the plug-in hybrid which lets you drive on electric power alone with the ability to engage the combustion engine for longer trips or when driving conditions require it. This combination of electrificaton and combustion engine produces more power with less. Honda is also using a smaller engine in their two most popular vehicles, the CRV and Civic. The 1.5L turbocharged engine improves fuel economy and power output is up. Honda’s approach to positively impact the environment is comprehensive and decades of research, technology and environmental stewardship affirms that they are committed to Blue Skies For Our Children.