Honda Motor Co., Ltd. currently announced a outline for a insubordinate next-generation record for automobiles called “Earth Dreams Technology.”
“Earth Dreams Technology” is a subsequent era set of technological advancements that severely raise both pushing opening and fuel potency during a high level, regulating as a bottom modernized environmental technologies to pursue a fun of pushing singular to Honda. It is a array of measures in that potency of inner explosion components including engine, and transmission, as good as electric-powered engine technology, is serve improved.
Through a doing initial in a mini-vehicle N BOX and gradually onto other car models, Honda aims to grasp top-of-industry fuel potency for any difficulty within 3 years, while concurrently sourroundings a timeline of 2020 to revoke by 30% CO2 emissions for all products sole worldwide, relations to glimmer total for 2000.
“Earth Dreams Technology” is an countenance for a set of technologies that takes into comment both a need to strengthen a sourroundings and a enterprise to yield a fun of driving.
■Key facilities of “Earth Dreams Technology”
- A gasoline engine that realizes tip turn pushing opening and fuel efficiency.
- A compress diesel engine that realizes a world’s lightest body*1, top-of-class*1 acceleration opening and fuel efficiency.
- CVT that combines during a high turn a fun of pushing and fuel efficiency.
- A two-motor hybrid complement that realizes top-of-industry efficiency*1.
- A high-efficiency, high outlay electric SH-AWD hybrid complement that combines aloft pushing and environmental performance.
- A compact, high potency electric powertrain for EVs.
■Summary of pivotal features
1. Gasoline engine that achieves top-of-industry pushing opening and fuel efficiency
- By enhancing Honda’s strange VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System) record to entirely urge thermal potency and minimize friction, a multiple of high outlay and fuel potency was achieved. Further, a new engine array contracting a new structure for aloft expandability was developed.
- By gradually renewing a engine starting with a mini-vehicle N BOX, Honda aims to implement this record to grasp top-of-industry outlay and fuel potency in any car category within 3 years.
- A far-reaching operation of engine classes including a 660cc, 1.3L, 1.5L, 1.8L, 2.0L, 2.4L, and 3.5L classes will underline a technology.
[660cc category engine]
- Employs DOHC and VTC (Variable Timing Control) to urge intake efficiency. Further, a compress explosion cover realizes high thermal efficiency.
- By cutting a gimlet representation compared to a benefaction engine models and shortening a density of a cylinder retard and camshaft, engine weight is reduced by 15%*3 and fuel potency is softened by 10%*3.
[1.3 to 1.5L category engine]
- Employs VTC, approach injection record and a Atkinson cycle regulating a DOHC, VTEC technologies as a base.
- Extensive attrition rebate measures are implemented.
[1.8 to 2.0L category engine]
- Employs approach injection record and a Atkinson cycle regulating a DOHC, VTEC technologies as a base. Further, doing of VTC and high-capacity EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) to both a intake and empty ports realizes significantly reduced friction.
- For a 2.0L category hybrid car engines, use of an electric H2O siphon eliminates a need for a belt in a auxiliary device and contributes to a rebate in friction. The VTC complement allows fuel-efficient pushing in several pushing styles.
[2.4L category engine]
- Based on a DOHC and VTEC technologies, it employs VTC and approach injection record and implements endless attrition rebate measures.
- Standalone engine facilities 5%*3 improvements in fuel potency and outlay as good as a 10%*3 alleviation in limit torque compared to a prior engine.
[3.5L category engine]
- Employs new valve sight mechanisms and approach injection record in a SOHC, VTEC, VMC systems to urge by over 10%*3 of fuel potency and 5%*3 of output, relations to a benefaction standalone engine model.
2. A compress diesel engine that realizes a world’s lightest body*1, top-of-class*1 acceleration opening and fuel efficiency.
- Through optimizing engine acerbity and explosion pressure, an aluminum open rug for a cylinder retard was enabled in this top-of-industry lightweight*1 1.6L category diesel engine.
- By downsizing from a benefaction 2.2L engine and extensively shortening automatic attrition in any section, a attrition turn homogeneous to benefaction gasoline engine models was achieved.
- Optimized thermal government complement interjection to improvements in a cooling complement reduces CO2 outlay by over 15%*3.
- Employment of a compact, high-efficiency turbocharger and weight rebate in a reciprocating shifting territory realizes a sporty and nimble ride.
3. CVT that combines during a high turn a fun of pushing and fuel efficiency.
- Three CVT structures for mini, compact, and mid-size car classes are newly grown to be adopted for a accumulation of engine models.
- Reinforced belt is used to comprehend a structure for that a far-reaching ratio operation can be set.
- Implementation of investigate record over a hit function between a belt and pulley, and a high-precision hydraulic control complement allows for continual optimization of hydraulic vigour to a pulley underneath a accumulation of pushing conditions, contributing to softened fuel efficiency.
- Use of an electronic oil siphon to comprehend an idle stop complement with high response contributes significantly to softened usability and fuel efficiency.
- “G-Design Shift”, a new concurrent control complement for change transmission, throttle, and hydraulic control responds fast to motorist final and realizes an exhilarating, sporty expostulate with aloft acceleration.
- In a mini-vehicle class, a control resource and innovations in spindle chain to revoke a engine stretch lengthwise, while a rebate in tools by simplifying a delivery surrounding structure helps comprehend a lightweight and compress body.
- For a compress and mid-size classes, in further to a reductions in stretch and weight, delivery potency was severely softened by expanding a ratio operation to grasp fuel potency improvements of 5%*3 and 10%*3 compared to a compulsory CVT and allied 5ATs, respectively.
4. A two-motor hybrid complement that realizes top-of-industry efficiency*1.
- A two-motor hybrid complement featuring top-of-industry efficiency*1 enhancing pushing opening and reduced CO2 emissions has been newly developed.
- Special lithium-ion battery and horse is employed to capacitate ascent on plug-in hybrid vehicles.
- Mid-sized vehicles versed with this complement are scheduled to start production, starting with a plug-in hybrid indication in 2012 and a hybrid indication in 2013.
- Three pushing modes permitting for top-of-industry efficiency*1 for several pushing environments were developed; an “EV pushing mode” for civic environments, a “hybrid pushing mode” regulating electricity generated by a motor, and a “engine-connected pushing mode” where a engine and tires are mechanically connected during high-speed cruising.
- Combination with a high-output 120kW engine allows for aloft environmental opening and pushing enjoyment.
5. A high-efficiency, high outlay electric SH-AWD hybrid complement that combines aloft pushing and environmental performance.
- A new hybrid system, electric SH-AWD, was grown for large-sized vehicles. By mixing a 3.5L, V6 engine with this hybrid system, acceleration homogeneous to V8 engines, as good as fuel potency equal or aloft to in-line 4-cylinder engines were realized.
- An electric 4WD complement with eccentric 20kW+ motors on both sides for a back wheels combines a 7-speed twin purchase delivery complement with a built-in 30kW+ high-efficiency engine with a engine.
- By ascent a high-performance lithium-ion battery and optimally determining a front and back motors, a new hybrid complement with high fuel potency and outlay was realized.
- By ascent dual eccentric motors in a back and contracting a newly grown shared torque tractable control system, impossibly parsimonious cornering only like pushing “on-the-rail” is realized. With this mechanism, Honda strives to yield a fast float for several pushing environments.
6. A compact, high potency electric powertrain for EVs.
- Thanks to a high potency coaxial motor, low-friction gearbox and electric servo stop system, a complement realizes a top electrical expenditure capability in a world*1, assembly a compulsory AC expenditure rate of 29kWh/100mile(116MPGe) as set onward by a United States.
- A roving stretch of 123 miles*2(LA-4mode: unadjusted) or 210km*2(JC08 mode) was achieved interjection to a ascent of a high ability lithium-ion battery.
- When regulating a 240V U.S. electric source, a full assign takes reduction than 3 hours. (From a time a low-charge vigilance is illuminated compartment full charge)
- By charity 3 pushing modes (SPORT, NORMAL, ECON), a motorist can openly name from a series of options to accommodate a needs of several pushing styles such as power-saving or sporty drive.
*1 Honda inner investigate (as of Nov 30, 2011)
*2 Honda calculations
*3 Compared to Honda products
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