Honda Automobiles: Five Honda Vehicles Earn Recognition on ACEEE’s List of "Greenest" and "Greener" Vehicles of 2013

Posted on 18. Jan, 2013 by in Honda Canada

Five Honda vehicles have warranted approval from a American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) for higher environmental performance, including 3 Honda vehicles that have been named among a ACEEE’s “greenest vehicles of 2013.” In a annual ACEEE’s “Green Book® Online”ranking of environmentally obliged vehicles, a 0 emissions, 100-percent electric Honda Fit EV placed second on a “greenest” list and was assimilated by dual Honda hybrid models – a Insight and Civic Hybrid – on a ACEEE’s list of a 12 many environmentally responsible, “greenest”  vehicles accessible to a public.

The fun and fuel-efficient subcompact Honda Fit and a Honda Odyssey minivan were also named as “greener choices of 2013” within their particular classes. This is a 15th true year that mixed Honda vehicles have been named in a tip 12.  

“The approval by ACEEE of Honda’s choice fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles over a past 15 years serve validates a joining to emanate and broach some-more energy-efficient, low emissions mobility solutions for society,” pronounced Steven Center, clamp boss of a Environmental Business Development Office during American Honda Motor Co., Inc.  “Honda’s prophesy for shortening hothouse gas emissions, that is reflected in a environmental aphorism of “Blue Skies for a Children,” inspires us to lead and innovate in any aspect of a operations, from a product engineering and production practices to a upstream sales and use activities.”

The ACEEE ranking complement uses a unaccompanied magnitude that incorporates fuel economy and health-related wickedness impacts and tellurian warming and upstream emissions. All vehicles are analyzed and given a “Green Score” that is used to arrange any vehicle’s sum environmental performance, including a list of a 12 “greenest” and 12 “meanest” vehicles along with a ranking of greenest vehicles by segment.

The Honda Fit EV is partial of Honda’s different and flourishing portfolio of modernized alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles and has an EPA total mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe1. Based on a renouned five-door, five-passenger Fit and Fit Sport, a 100-percent electric Fit EV facilities a 20-kilowatt-hour (kWh) Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery and a compress 92-kilowatt (123 horsepower) AC synchronous electric engine that constructed 189 ft-lb of engine torque. This fit powertrain is teamed with a entirely eccentric cessation and a driver-selectable 3-mode expostulate system. The outcome is a fun-to-drive EV with an EPA total city/highway pushing operation rating of 82 miles1.

When connected to a 240-volt circuit, a Fit EV battery can be recharged (from a low assign indicator enlightenment point2) in reduction than 3 hours. When connected to a charging device, charging can be monitored, scheduled, started or stopped by an enclosed Fit EV interactive remote control, by an accessible smartphone application, or by any web-enabled device, such as a laptop or inscription PC. 

The Fit EV is accessible for franchise ($389/month or 3 years) in name markets in California and Oregon, and will be rising in name Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and New York markets in a spring.

Honda’s Environmental Leadership
Honda has a prolonged story of environmental innovation, including a sell introduction of America’s initial hybrid (1999 Honda Insight), smoothness of a initial fuel-cell electric car in a U.S. (2002 Honda FCX) and a initial gasoline-powered vehicles in a hands of consumers to accommodate stricter emissions standards, including: a 1996 Honda Civic, a initial gasoline Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV); a 1998 Honda Accord, a initial gasoline Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV); a 2000 Honda Accord, a initial gasoline Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV); a 2001 Civic Natural Gas, a initial car to validate as an Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV); and a 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In, a initial Super Ultra-Low Emissions 20 Vehicle (LEV 3/SULEV 20), now accessible for franchise and sale in California and New York state.

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1 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile total (city/highway) pushing operation rating (adjusted). Ratings dynamic by U.S. EPA. Your MPGe and operation will change depending on pushing conditions, how we expostulate and say your vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, revisit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

2 From low-charge indicator enlightenment indicate to full charge.

ACEEE’s Green Book® Online — GREENEST VEHICLES OF 2013

Make and Model

Specifications

Emission Standard a

MPG:
City

MPG:
Hwy

Green
Score

TOYOTA PRIUS C

1.5L 4, auto

SULEV II / Bin 3

53

46

58

HONDA FIT b

Electric (Li-ion battery)

ZEV

3.9

3.1

57

TOYOTA PRIUS

1.8L 4, auto

PZEV / Bin 3

51

48

55

TOYOTA PRIUS PLUG-IN HYBRID c

Electric (Li-ion bat.) / 1.8L 4, automobile CVT

PZEV / Bin 3

3.9 / 51

3.0 / 49

55

HONDA CIVIC HYBRID

1.5L 4, auto

PZEV / Bin 2

44

44

55

HONDA INSIGHT

1.3L 4, auto

Bin 3

41

44

54

VOLKSWAGEN JETTA HYBRID

1.4L 4, auto

PZEV / Bin 3

42

48

53

MERCEDES-BENZ SMART FORTWO CONVERTIBLE / COUPE

1.0L 3, primer [P]

ULEV II / Bin 5

34

38

53

SCION IQ

1.3L 4, auto

ULEV II / Bin 5

36

37

53

FORD FOCUS b

Electric (Li-ion bat.)

ZEV / Bin 1

3.3

2.9

52

TOYOTA PRIUS V

1.8L 4, auto

SULEV II / Bin 3

44

40

52

FORD FUSION HYBRID /
C-MAX HYBRID

2.0L 4, auto

Bin 3

47

47

51

[P] denotes reward gasoline.
“auto CVT” denotes invariably non-static involuntary transmission.
a A inventory with dual glimmer standards (e.g., Tier 2 bin 2/ PZEV) denotes a singular car carrying both a Federal and a California glimmer certification. Green Scores for such listings simulate a cleaner of a dual certifications.
b Fuel economy for electric vehicles is supposing in miles per kilowatt-hour.
c Fuel economy for plug-in variety is supposing in miles per gallon for gasoline operation and in miles per kilowatt-hour for electric operation.

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