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Honda cars will always deliver freedom ofmovement and the pleasure of easy driving.

At Honda, we are keenly aware of environmental issues. That's why we employ our original ecology conscious technology in all our manufacturing processes, as well as in all other company activities. While providing cars that give customers freedom of movement and the pleasure of easy driving, we are also determined that our cars will have the least possible impact on the environment. In the future too,
we will continue to bring pleasure to people and society through mobility, while seriously addressing environmental problems with our free-thinking approach
and innovative technology.

Tackling the environmental problems associated with automobile powerplants
In the long product cycle from manufacturing through to disposal, reducing the comparatively large proportion of environmental impact exacted during the years of the product's use is critical. Honda sets its own strict standards for achieving cleaner emissions, better fuel economy and other environmental targets as we advance our powerplant technology to build a brighter future for people, the global environment and the automobile.

i-series ENGINES
Honda uses smart technologies to achieve a combination of improved fuel-efficiency, lower emissions and enjoyable driving. Our current lineup includes
i-VTEC and i-DSI engines. Honda will continue to hone its technologies for the further advancement of i-series engines.


i-VTEC DOHC

i-DSI

Honda IMA SYSTEM
We are further refining the Honda IMA System - an original hybrid system that uses a gasoline engine as its main power source, with electric motor assist when necessary. We introduced the IMA System on the Honda Insight in 1999, and in 2001 went on to launch the Civic Hybrid equipped with the latest Honda IMA System exhibiting even greater power and efficiency. By introducing this advanced powerplant technology in popular models, Honda is making a significant contribution to the environment.


Honda IMA SYSTEM

Fuel Cell
Honda FC STACK FCX
The fuel cell produces electricity by a chemical reaction between hydrogen fuel and oxygen, emitting only water as exhaust. Honda has already developed a vehicle equipped with a fuel cell power unit (Honda FCX), and in July 2002 became the world's first automaker to receive the EPA*1 and CARB*2 authorization required for sales in the US, with lease sales beginning simultaneously
in Japan and the US in December 2002.
In addition, in October 2003 Honda announced its next-generation fuel stack (Honda FC Stack) offering the world's highest performance levels. For the future, Honda aims to give the fuel cell power unit radically improved performance combined with compact size.

*1 Environmental Protection Agency  *2 California Air Resources Board

Improving the recycling ratio
Honda's comprehensive recycling policy covers the entire product life cycle, from design and manufacture to product use and disposal. To promote parts recycling, we also market Honda Recycle Parts.
Environmental activities in the factory
Thanks to our efforts to create "green factories" Honda has received ISO14001 certification for both domestic factories and our main production facilities overseas.



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