Honda Turkiye A.S. (HTR), a Honda affiliate in Turkey, received the "Environmentally Friendly Plant Award" from the Turkish Healthy Cities Association. The association's member municipalities praised HTR's tree-planting activities in Kargal. Village, held as an Environment and Corporate Responsibility Project in 2011 and 2012.
The Turkish Healthy Cities Association was founded in 2005 and currently has a membership of 46 cities. The association encourages manufacturers to invest in the environment through its Environmentally Friendly Plant Award. A total of 36 plants have been selected to receive the award.
Environmentally Friendly Plant Award ceremony, held on March 1, 2013
In September 2012, Honda and other automakers signed in Copenhagen a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with organizations from the Nordic countries to support the market introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and hydrogen refueling infrastructure from 2014 to 2017. The MoU is aimed at generating further dialogue with public and private stakeholders in Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and Denmark on accelerating the market introduction of FCEVs.
Honda announced in September 2012 that an all-new FCEV model for Japan, the U.S., and Europe would be launched in 2015. Signing the MoU signified Honda's commitment to FCEVs as the ultimate zero emission technology.
MoU was signed at the 3GF conference in Copenhagen.
The Indonesian Ministry of Environment announced the results of a pollutant emissions test aimed at ranking vehicles with the cleanest exhaust emissions. The Supra X125 PGM-FI Helmet-in, a motorcycle produced and sold by PT Astra Honda Motor in Indonesia, won the award for the best quality of exhaust emission in the motorcycle class.
In 2011, Honda declared that it would install its PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) technology in all motorcycle models produced in Indonesia by the end of 2013, getting ahead of the new emission standard for two-wheeled vehicles scheduled to take effect in Indonesia in 2013. Honda announced the award-winning Supra X125 PGM-FI Helmet-in in November 2011 as the first step toward installing PGM-FI in all models.
Supra X125 PGM-FI Helmet-in, winner of the award for the best quality of exhaust emission
In Thailand, the public and private sectors collaborate to organize the "E85 Clean Energy Drive for Thailand's Future", an initiative for promoting the use of renewable E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline).
The initiative is the first collaboration of its kind between companies in the energy and automotive industries demonstrating their potential and readiness to develop the ethanol industry in Thailand. Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Executive Vice President of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC), Honda's production and sales affiliate for automobiles in Thailand, participated in the opening ceremony. The caravan of vehicles used the new Honda Civic fuelled by E85 ethanol.
The opening ceremony of the "E85 Clean Energy Drive for Thailand's Future"