Honda CR-Z (2011)

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Honda CR-Z

The Honda exterior styling is formed a one-motion wedge concept a low bonnet line and wide giving the car a confident, athletic Signature Honda design such as the split level glass hatch and aerodynamic, raked roofline have referenced in the design of the sleek and then combined with a and deeply sculpted exterior

The overall power output of the and IMA system is 124 PS and a healthy 174 Nm of torque. The torque figure is identical to of the 1.8-litre Civic and arrives at 1500 rpm, a level previously only turbocharged deliver their maximum. with torque levels comparable with a Civic . the CR-Z emits 35 g/km CO2 than its conventionally powered

Other harmful exhaust are also very low and the Nickel Hydride battery pack can be through Honda dealers, at the end of the life.

For the first time, a efficient, low emission parallel system is combined with an precise 6-speed manual The manual gearbox is a core of the driver engagement Honda’s wanted to bring to the Honda model. The flexibility of Honda’s IMA parallel hybrid system it to be used with a range of not just CVT-based gearboxes.

The transmission is complemented by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, which is new to and is a key component in the Honda CR-Z’s character. This powerful, yet engine is based on the engine to some non-European versions of the The eager to rev nature of the medium engine, is enhanced by the additional 78 Nm of provided by the 14 PS electric motor, is situated between the engine and

The electric motor boosts at low and medium revs, which the Honda CR-Z in-gear more usually associated turbocharged engines.

2011 CR-Z

To maximise driver and enhance the day to day driveability of the car, the CR-Z is fitted with a Drive System. This feature allows the driver to between three driving which alter the responses of the steering, climate control and the of assistance provided by the IMA system. In this new facility, Honda the driver to adapt the car’s to enjoy their favourite maximise economy, or strike a between the two.

Sport have become commonplace, offering a sharper throttle but Honda’s 3-Mode Drive is different. The new system alters the of the hybrid drivetrain and the power assistance as well as the throttle between the three modes.

the Honda CR-Z driver is from the town or city and to enjoy the open road, can put the car into SPORT mode. sharpens the throttle response, the behaviour of the IMA hybrid system to more electric motor and increases the weight of the electric steering.

Honda recognises even the most enthusiastic may regularly experience heavy where maximising fuel is more desirable than the line through a corner. In situations ECON mode can be which prioritises fuel in the operation of the drive-by-wire throttle, air conditioning and the hybrid system. For times when spirited is not possible or desirable, the Eco Assist in conjunction with the ECON allows the driver to enjoy their best economy on the way to work, or in heavy traffic.

At all the car can be run in NORMAL mode, which a balance between performance, and emissions and suits most situations.

The ambient lighting of the is used in the same way as in the Insight to the driver in driving more and ecologically. In addition to the Eco Assist the Honda CR-Z’s meter is linked to the 3-mode drive In NORMAL mode and ECON the speedometer is illuminated blue, green when driven

In ECON mode it has a green eco lit in the mode indicator. When the is illuminated in a red ambient light, indicates the Honda CR-Z is in mode.

Careful consideration was to exhaust design to ensure as well as being efficient, the CR-Z is a car that encourages the driver and sounds quite any previous compact hybrid. components including engine and sound deadening were to ensure that the sporting of the exhaust were heard by the but less desirable noises associated with sports were attenuated.

The exterior of Honda CR-Z deliberately the iconic style of the 1980s which was originally developed to a small, stylish car that achieve spectacular economy. features of the CR-X, like the level rear glass and low shallow raked roofline been referenced in the design of the coupe and then combined a curvaceous and deeply sculpted form.

The shallow raked and sharply truncated tail of the CR-Z is a feature shared many Hondas past and including the CR-X, 1999 and the FCX Clarity. All of these cars been designed to cut through the air minimal disturbance, reducing to lower fuel consumption and The Honda CR-Zs headlights are with LED day time running which are positioned in the lower of the front lights.

This is the time LED running lights been applied to the front of any Honda car and help to emphasise the sporting stance of the new hybrid

The interior of the production car has been by the cabin of the 2007 Tokyo Show Honda CR-Z . especially the 3D speedometer and driver cabin. The high-technology instrument places all of the commonly used close to the driver’s hands, full concentration on driving at all

The dashboard of the new coupe has a complex and form, with a dark portion appearing to float a light grey lower section, which is continued the centre of the inner door

Equipment levels on the Honda are generous with all grades from six airbags, active Vehicle Stability Assist and Start Assist. All CR-Zs also come fitted Climate Control, 6-speaker CD USB iPod® link and an engine button. Middle and top grades from leather seats, wheel audio controls and pedals.

Top grades gain Hands Free Telephone Cruise Control, Panoramic Roof, HID lights and 360W power audio system including a boot mounted

The stylish interior has a 2+2 layout, up the possibility of carrying smaller for short distances or children on journeys. The one-touch motion rear seats open up a floored cargo area, gives a surprising 382 litres of space, on a par with most hatchbacks, allowing a wider of luggage to be carried. The flexible area also has an under-boot of 19 litres to stow additional or store items out of sight.

The was an important factor in the development of the new with driver enjoyment a core part of the design The platform shares some with the Jazz and Insight but the wheelbase, track width and are all unique to the new hybrid. Overall the CR-Z has a 115 mm shorter wheelbase and is 310 mm in overall length than the enhancing agility and reducing weight by 57 kg compared to its 5-door, family car cousin.

The Honda suspension features unique, and dampers setting and the tolerances are unique. One of the major detail is the adoption of a forged aluminium arm in the MacPherson strut front to replace the Insight’s pressed items. This reduces of each wishbone by 2 kg and also strength to cope with the track width and tyres.


The Honda was created from a project to a sporty coupe for the second of the 21st century. The compact light weight construction and design brings a dual of improving performance, but also fuel consumption and emissions.

The has hints of Honda’s past the split level window and sloping roof, combining with complex curves and scalloped panels that have been impossible to produce just a few years

Modern car design has many placed upon it, with the number of regulations and policies influence the shape of new models. The challenge that faced designers and engineers was to maintain the low bonnet design of the initial studies, while adopting the engine with IMA system and with pedestrian impact Honda’s engineers worked with the designers to reduce the of the engine, as well as working on and body hard points to for sufficient clearance for bonnet

The wide and low stance is enhanced at the end by the unusual one piece grille, extends above and below the bumper line. This is a key feature of the car’s face, a pronounced raised area of the flowing from its top line up to the base of the windscreen. The wide headlights, with day time lights elegantly integrated the lower edges, extend the edges of the strongly flared arches.

The angle of curvature at the of the windscreen of the Honda CR-Z is the of any current Honda model, and it almost seamlessly into the and side windows. This effect is only possible of the revolutionary rain gutters into the front pillars significantly reduce the usual between the edge of the windscreen and the by 50%.

As well as creating a visual effect, the reduction in step has clear aerodynamic reducing turbulence in this area. The integrated look is by the gloss black surface applied to the A-pillars, creating the of a single piece of glass.

The screen positions the A-pillars back in the side profile, the bonnet a longer and lower By curving the glass around the of the car, Honda’s engineers able to achieve excellent visibility, a key factor in safety and driving.

The door mirrors are an aerodynamic, shape, supported by a form stay, which visual appeal, with low design. Extensive aerodynamic led the design team to the final which integrates a slim repeater to complete the look.

The slope and length is critical to the aerodynamic performance of a vehicle and the and engineers worked together to the longest roof length without upsetting the overall balance of the car.

The rear of the CR-Z has a particularly important to play in the aerodynamics and many of wind tunnel testing into refining the final The strongly flared rear stand proud of the rear and the rear tapers into the level glass hatch, a shared with the second CR-X, 1999 Insight and FCX models.

The curvature and shape of the hatch and glass area are a of the drag reduction measures have been used the Honda CR-Z’s design, as as bringing a fresh perspective to a Honda design feature. attention was paid to maximising through the rear hatch and the and position of the spoiler which the two areas was very carefully and tested.

The rear diffuser the exhaust pipe on the Honda giving a balanced look to the of the car and aiding the efficient management of under the rear of the car. The has been made in a material aluminium flakes to give a appearance to the finish.


To achieve the radical looks of the CR-Z Concept, required solutions to ensure the styling did not the usability or dynamic responses of the CR-Z. The engineers wanted to a stiff body unit to dynamic responses met the expectations the creates. To achieve this, gussets are used in critical around the front and rear turrets to provide a firm for excellent suspension control.

Furthermore an H-shaped performance rod was for the rear to increase rear stiffness. The result of these efforts is a rigidity figure to that of the European Civic R.

As with all recent Honda the CR-Z has an Advanced Compatibility (ACETM) body structure. unique Honda technology has developed through years of at Honda’s Tochigi RD centre real cars are crashed in situations. The front frame the load over the front structures to ensure the Honda gives maximum protection in with vehicles of different heights.


The styling of the Honda CR-Z was warmly received and Honda’s and stylists were keen to this in the production car.

The of the Honda CR-Z has been around a cockpit theme, critical controls close to the creating a sense of purpose and distractions. The upper dashboard contains all of the controls and dials and is from a RIM (Reaction Injection moulded black plastic, has never been used for a dashboard before. This new material gives a pleasing, to the upper dash surfaces.

The section of the dashboard is formed a light-grey material, which the upper section the appearance of The lower, lighter section is almost seamlessly into the to wrap the cabin around the and passenger. The doors feature two areas of colour, with the portion matching the texture and of the upper floating section and a swathe coordinating with the light grey section.

The grabs on some grades been treated with a metallic coating, which is used for the first time in an interior application. This film is coated with metal to create a unique for upper grade cars.

The have been designed to the driver in enthusiastic driving, particular attention paid to the of the seat in relation to the pedals. The was set to allow the driver to sit low in the car and maintain a and practical driving position. The bolsters of the seats have designed to support a range of of people and the seat is optimised a European sized person.

To the reach and rake adjustable wheel, the driver’s seat has a 50 mm of height settings, with and passenger seats having a 240 mm of front to back motion.

One of the that has been reflected strongly in the production car is the design of the panel, which has an eye-catching and 3D gauge design. The dials of the CR-Z have been to be more than just with the ambient lighting of the playing a key role in the 3-Mode System and the Eco Assist functions.

The rev-counter forms the centre of the dashboard with the speedometer in to the middle of dial. The rev-counter a full scale deflection zero to maximum and back at start-up, drawing the driver’s eye to the binnacle when switching the car on.

side of the speedometer and rev counter are the gauges and displays, for less information. To the right of the centre, are the gauge and fuel economy and below these is the Multi-Information (MID). On the left of the central are the IMA battery level gauge and the gauge, which shows the motor is assisting, or the battery recharged.

The MID can display elapsed time, current fuel average fuel economy and speed. The MID can also display the status of the motor and engine in power and the Eco Assist bar, gives detailed guidance on style and avoiding excessive and braking when economy is the Drivers can also check the figures achieved on their journeys as well as their towards the Eco Assist awards.

The area is framed by two wing-like to the instrument cowl which the controls for frequently used placing them close to the hands. On the left wing the for the 3-Mode Drive System are alongside the controls for the door

On the right wing the controls and the for the climate control are positioned for ease of use. The steering follows the same design as other Honda models, audio controls on the left and cruise control (if fitted) on the spoke. The MID controls are beneath the spoke and the Hands Free HFT and voice activated satellite controls (if fitted) are beneath the spoke.

Interior Flexibility

The interior has a 2+2 layout which the possibility of extending usability that of a two seat car and are also with ISOFIX child points. The rear seats been designed to fold and quickly to significantly increase space. The one touch motion rear seats can easily be even if standing behind the quickly extending beyond the 214 litres (VDA) of space.

the seats opens up a flat cargo area that a surprising 382 litres (VDA to of cargo space, allowing a range of luggage to be carried.

The area also has an under-boot of 19 litres to stow additional or store items out of sight. area is a deep well, the IPU and the rear bumper and will take a laptop case or The boot area itself can be with a tonneau cover, or can be removed and attached to the boot This allows the user to the luggage with the cover a hidden section against the lip, almost invisible the outside.

The third option is to secure the when rolled on the boot to remove the height restriction on with the seats folded.

levels on the Honda CR-Z are with all grades benefitting 6 airbags, active headrests, Stability Assist and Hill Assist. When starting on inclines from a stop, Start Assist temporarily the vehicle from rolling by maintaining brake pressure the moment between releasing the depressing the throttle and engaging the (for a duration of approximately 1.0

All Honda CR-Z grades also come fitted Climate Control, 6-speaker CD with USB iPod® link and start button. The dashboard a semi-hidden box at the top of the space in front of the shift lever. This box is to accommodate an MP3 music player and the lead to link compatible to the Honda CR-Z’s stereo.

will benefit from the to control MP3 music players the main stereo unit, to usability and minimise distractions.

and top grades benefit from seats, steering wheel controls and alloy pedals. Top gain Bluetooth® Hands Telephone (HFT) controls, control, panoramic glass HID lights and 360W high audio system — a boot mounted sub-woofer.


The Honda CR-Z is the car to combine a 1.5-litre i-VTEC and the IMA system, giving excellent economy and great emphasis on enjoyment. This 114 PS engine is with a 14 PS electric motor also boosts torque, an impressive 78 Nm at low to medium engine The combined power figure at 124 PS with a healthy 174 Nm of torque.

and driver enjoyment can be seen as a need to good fuel and exhaust emissions levels. The 1.5-litre, 16-valve, i-VTEC, engine provides driver with its enthusiastic engine willingness to rev and broad spread of At the same time its modest boosted by an electric motor can excellent fuel economy and low exhaust emissions, including the all CO2 emissions.

The CR-Z is the first hybrid, since the original Insight to use a four valve per head with the IMA system.

The CR-Z emits just 117 of CO2 on the EU test cycle and consumes 5.0 l/100km of fuel. This CO2 is just 1 g/km higher the original Civic IMA, an achievement considering the over 30 PS advantage the CR-Z has over its ancestor.

The Honda CR-Z used is based on the 1.5-litre unit with changes to the timing allowing for one intake to be deactivated at low engine speeds. creates an additional swirl which enables fast and higher exhaust gas recirculation. The of this additional turbulence is to emissions and improve fuel

At higher revs, both valves are opened to increase output.

Numerous small are made to the engine to suit the of the Honda CR-Z, integration of the IMA and installation in the coupe body. The engine, as it was installed in the Jazz, not fit under the low bonnet of the car as it stood. The engineers developed a new intake and a flat air cleaner assembly, to sufficient clearance and allow for pedestrian impact protection.

The i-VTEC engine has not been in an EU specification car before and was chosen for its of light weight, fuel and compact size. The block of the engine is similar to other engine variants and the Insight that integration of the IMA system is Because the basic block is shared with the 1.3-litre engine, the sump pan that was for that car was adopted.

This assisted the team in the task of the overall engine height and the position in the chassis.

The IMA system is with the Insight hybrid, but the and settings have been to interact with the 3-Mode System and manual transmission. the operating revs are quite in a manual car, the flexibility of IMA parallel hybrid system integration of different engines and more straightforward.

Extensive was done to ensure that the durability of the Insight’s IMA hardware was not in any way by the addition of a manual gearbox. attention was paid to the possibility of the engine due to missed gear and the implications this might for the system

The electric motor its peak torque instantly the start, boosting the low end torque of the CR-Z by more than 70 Nm, initial acceleration. The torque of the new hybrid is unusually flat for a aspirated engine, with the arriving at just 1500 enabling great flexibility at all speeds.

The battery pack in the CR-Z is a 100.8 volt Metal Hydride unit provides an excellent balance output, reliability, safety and As with the rest of the system, the pack is shared with the reliable Insight model, has proved itself to have the warranty claim rate of any car sold in Europe during At the end of the vehicle life, the battery can be recycled through Honda

Exhaust Design and Tuning

To that drivers would be to enjoy driving the Honda on the open road, the development dedicated a great deal of and thought to the design of the exhaust. The was not only to create an efficient that allowed the optimum of the engine to minimise emissions and the target power level, but to produce an enjoyable sound. of the diversity of environments, drivers and that the CR-Z was designed engineers would not be satisfied an exhaust that merely had silencing capacity.

A great deal of development was dedicated to the design of the exhaust to it a sporty note when the was being worked hard, but excessive noise during or town use. To achieve the team spent time other components, including the mounts and noise insulation, to unpleasant sounds, and allow the pleasing acoustic ranges of the to be heard without reducing too far.

3-Mode Drive

The Honda CR-Z has been to be a car that combines driver with excellent urban performance and economy. The two major of the car can be sometimes in opposition, with like sharp throttle and greater steering weight driver satisfaction in open driving, but possibly proving in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Honda’s have developed the 3-Mode System for the Honda CR-Z, allows the driver to alter the of the car depending on their needs and the the car is being driven in. By significantly the responses of the car, the CR-Z’s new allows drivers to adapt to road and traffic situations.

The new enables the driver to choose three driving modes alter the responses of the throttle, climate control and the level of provided by the IMA system.

In developing new facility, Honda allows the to decide whether they to maximise sportiness, economy or the balance between the two.

buttons have become usually offering a sharper response, but Honda’s 3-Mode System is different. The new system the behaviour of the hybrid drivetrain and the steering assistance as well as the mapping between the three

When the Honda CR-Z is away from the town or and wanting to enjoy the open they can put the car into SPORT This sharpens the throttle changes the behaviour of the IMA hybrid to provide more electric assistance and increases the weight of the power steering.

Honda that even the most driver may regularly experience traffic, where maximising economy is more desirable the perfect line through a In these situations ECON can be selected, which prioritises economy in the operation of the drive-by-wire ECU, air conditioning and the hybrid For those times when driving is not possible or desirable, the Eco function, in conjunction with the mode, allows the driver to beating their best score on the way to work, or in heavy

The ECON mode reduces the of the throttle to smooth out inputs and action is assisted by the use of a different map that prioritises fuel The climate control system is influenced by the ECON mode, by air and reducing compressor operation in to reduce energy consumption. The use of the to assist the petrol engine is with the priority given to fuel economy, not assist

At all times the car can be run in NORMAL mode, provides a balance between economy and emissions and suits driving situations.

Together the ECON mode, the CR-Z a guidance function that can be to achieve high fuel and thus minimise harmful emissions.

During driving, are two main elements to the system: an drive bar’ indicator the Multi Information Display and an ambient meter, behind the speedometer display. Both are synchronised, to give real information on the consumption of fuel and guidance on how you could alter driving style.

The ‘eco bar’ in the MID is a solid bar symbol moves to either side of a line. The idea is to drive in a way keeps the bar in the centre and away the shaded areas on either

When driving smoothly, and efficiently, the bar stays near the of the indicator, shifting slightly during gradual acceleration and to the left when braking During these conditions, the meter behind the speed glows a green colour to optimum economical driving

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Honda CR 80 R

Under greater acceleration, or braking moderately, the bar in the MID shifts towards either end of the scale, the use of more fuel, and the ambient glows a green/blue colour.

aggressive acceleration, or sudden the indicator bar will head to the or left, into the shaded of the scale to show major consumption and the ambient meter blue respectively.

In order to the best fuel consumption the driver should aim to keep the bar in the and the display glowing green as as possible throughout each

To help motivate drivers each journey, another above the bar indicator grants for more efficient driving. If well, small leaves ‘grow’ above the bar to show the eco-progress, with more and eventually a flower added if the records a ‘perfect’ score.

by pressing the Info button on the wheel and scrolling through the MID drivers can not only look at average fuel consumption of the trip, but can also retrieve average fuel economy of the three journeys.

The Honda is fitted with a Shift Light (SIL), which the driver to the optimally efficient up or down point. Following the of the light, combined with the advice of the Eco Assist function, can fuel consumption by up to 10%, Honda’s commitment to improve day fuel economy.

Once a is over, and the ignition is turned the ‘eco guide’ in the MID changes to an score’ display. Now, the symbols at the top, report on the performance during the last while the bar and symbols at the bottom of the show a lifetime score. is shown in three stages the fully grown plant and to the right of the bar showing the best

If the driver’s stage has improved the last journey, a recognition with wreathes is displayed. At the end of the stage a trophy symbol indicating good progress.

if the driving style is worse, and the score and stage regresses, the recognition symbol of a withering is displayed.

The normal mode NORMAL -, which provides a between performance, economy and generally suits all driving NORMAL mode balances the of the IMA system, climate control and between maximum economy and enjoyment, this is the mode the CR-Z defaults to on start-up. In mode the power steering are the same as in ECON. All homologation are undertaken in NORMAL mode this is the default mode for the car at

Between the different modes, the of each mode is displayed on the MID for two before reverting to the previously information.


Scramble-assist is a strategy which detects the demand of the driver from the pedal movement and increases the of motor-assist. Under SPORT it provides proportionally greater for a given pedal movement, in better acceleration performance to NORMAL mode.

The motor-assist is a mechanism where the electric supports when the accelerator is pressed. It can be divided roughly four situations which drive-away, during eco assist, and 70-80% throttle. With mode engaged, there is an in performance during scramble-assist.

Cruise Control

When Control is set during normal the removal of excessive acceleration driving on the flat and when hills, improves fuel However, during gradient it is possible for a conventional system to excessively, causing additional consumption. The ECON Cruise minimises unnecessary throttle in these situations.

The ECON Control softens the responses to in gradient and allows some in speed to reduce consumption. with the ECON mode, cruise control reduces consumption, without sacrificing comfort.

Cruise control under conventional settings, is in SPORT or NORMAL mode it is expected that these will be used in driving where the vehicle’s speed vary significantly throughout the

The Honda R-Z is the first hybrid to be with a 6-speed manual which allows drivers control over the torquey of the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine and the IMA

For the European market a manual was considered essential and a 6-speed the optimum gearbox for both and sportier driving. As a parallel system it is easy to adapt IMA system to work with a of hardware and as shown with the 1999 Insight, a manual can work very well the right hybrid technology.

The gearbox will give the a very different character existing hybrid models and give the driver a new level of

The gearbox has been developed the enthusiastic driver in mind, a short shift and a firm but action that encourages the to change regularly. Tolerances of the mechanism components have optimised to reduce free in the mechanism. The detent is a component controls the movement of the shift and this area was the subject of a deal of attention to achieve a click with each change.

Even with a six gearbox and sporty shift it is not essential to continuously work the CR-Z’s gearbox. The ample low end of the engine and IMA system means in flexibility is also impressive.

The development of the Honda CR-Z was going to be a cornerstone of the character of the From the outset, the basic was going to be shared with the Insight hybrid, but with changes in length, track components and settings.

The most change to the platform, is the reduction in by 115 mm to increase the agility and reduce the length of the CR-Z by 310 mm. Along the reduction in wheelbase the track has been increased by 20 mm (front) 25 mm to give greater stability.

The architecture of the suspension for the Honda is similar to the Insight that it its platform architecture with. have been made to to suit the sporting nature of the CR-Z and maximise driver The springs, dampers and anti-roll are unique to the new coupe to suit the characteristics of the Honda CR-Z.

To the wider track and reduce the lower arms of the front strut suspension have formed from forged rather than the pressed used for the Insight arms. aluminium struts are in total 4 kg than the steel components, as as being stronger, to support the forces generated by the increase in width and tyre size.

The suspension is an H-shaped Torsion which is built along the design concept as the Insight in excellent control of the rear while creating room for the low of the IMA batteries and control unit. The of the IMA system’s batteries below the and the low overall height of the Honda has clear handling benefits, the centre of gravity for the coupe. The arms in the Honda CR-Z are to increase track width and strength.

For the first time for a new advanced EPS control that a more linear and natural to the steering was implemented. The new software with the ability to select the of assistance through the 3-Mode system gives the Honda a totally different steering to other Honda hybrids.

All of the Honda CR-Z are fitted lightweight 16 alloy wheels as which are shod with tyres. 17 wheels are available dealers as an accessory for customers to further personalise their

Recyclability of CR-Z

The Honda is 92% recyclable overall and Honda is working on ways to improve the closer to full recyclability. The pack is included in this meaning the Honda CR-Z is no recyclable than a conventionally vehicle.

The battery mountain

Since the beginning of sales of hybrids in 1999, questions been raised about the of batteries should they need to be replaced, or at the end of the cars There were concerns hybrid vehicles would a mountain of unwanted batteries or up landfill waste sites.

In battery packs contain that still have a at the end of its useful life and can be recycled to create new battery packs or other uses.

Honda will take the returned and these are either recycled through battery recycling in the country or by Umicore who recycle for Honda centrally.

The main recovered from the battery Nickel is used in hundreds of and uses. The amount of Nickel in battery production, is tiny in to the global consumption of the metal for the of alloys like steel. The value of Nickel means that are removed outside of the network will almost find their way into a facility to recover the recyclable

Energy usage in build as of the lifecycle

Because hybrid have additional technology and included over and above is found in a conventional engined it has been incorrectly suggested the energy consumed in building outweighs the energy saved in Honda’s own research shows although a modest amount of energy is used in the build and phase of the lifecycle, the savings in the use are significantly greater than extra energy.

A lifecycle of the Civic Hybrid shown indicates that over a than usual lifecycle of 100,000 km, the overall energy is 40% lower than for a conventional Civic saloon. This is the usage phase of the lifecycle far more energy (78%) any other part and therefore saved during this phase has a bigger impact on the figure.

Honda is continually on reducing the impact of its factories on the in a number of ways. One long-running for Honda, has been to develop to ensure that the manufacturing is not just energy and cost but produces zero waste to This aim was set out by Honda’s founder Honda in 1956: After are carried into the factory, but products should be carried out it.

At the time Mr. Honda made bold statement there was global interest in environmental or protection. Yet despite this, the firmly believed that should avoid polluting the in the manufacturing or use of its products.

Getting to waste to landfill was a very process and one that required persistence and commitment. All Japanese factories have now reached target and all other Honda are scheduled to achieve this by the end of 2010.

Efficient energy is a critical part of Honda’s philosophy and the Suzuka factory is an of these continuing efforts. The roof is covered in a substantial array which contributes to the needs of the plant, reducing dioxide emissions. The Suzuka also uses a giant unit, which is used to the factory and produce electricity at the time.

By using the energy natural gas fuel more the co-generation unit helps to overall CO2 emissions by combining two Generating electricity locally is far more efficient as it cuts out the power line losses are experienced when electricity is a great distance from it is generated.

As a compact 2+2 coupe a double window rear and shallow sloping roof the CR-Z’s links to the CR-X are What perhaps is less is the link between the cars’ and original design briefs.

The was first launched in 1983 and a warm welcome as a compact, coupe that transformed on Honda in the US and Europe. What is well known is that the purpose of the CR-X was to break the 50 mpg in the US and top the EPA fuel economy ratings. The of the car was dictated by the need to be compact and light, as well as aerodynamic

Because of the compact wheelbase and weight, the CR-X proved to be an handling and fun-to-drive car. Honda CEO and President, Takonobu who worked on the engineering of the chassis of the and recognises the need for a new era of environmentally fun cars, commented at the 2010 motor show debut of the My first assignment in the U.S. in the early 1980s. I was a young developing the chassis for the first Honda CR-X.

You might it as the pocket rocket. I remember as a vehicle that demonstrated a car can be both sporty and fuel Times have changed. but the of developing vehicles that are fun to drive and fuel efficient is and well.

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