Five Honda Vehicles Earn Recognition on ACEEE’s List of “Greenest” and “Greener”...

Five Honda Vehicles Earn Recognition on ACEEE’s List of “Greenest” and “Greener” Vehicles of 2013

Honda Fit EV, Civic Hybrid, Insight, Fit and Odyssey earn top green scores


SHARE THIS ARTICLE

TORRANCE, Calif.,
Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Five Honda vehicles have earned
recognition from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
for superior environmental performance, including three Honda vehicles that have
been named among the ACEEE’s “greenest vehicles of 2013.” In the annual ACEEE’s
“Green Book® Online” ranking of environmentally responsible vehicles, the
zero emissions, 100-percent electric Honda Fit EV placed second on the
“greenest” list and was joined by two Honda hybrid models – the Insight and
Civic Hybrid – on the ACEEE’s list of the 12 most environmentally responsible,
“greenest” vehicles available to the public.

 


(Logo:


http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100923/HONDALOGO

)

 

The fun and fuel-efficient subcompact Honda Fit
and the Honda Odyssey minivan were also named as “greener choices of 2013”
within their respective classes. This is the 15th straight year that multiple
Honda vehicles have been named in the top 12.

 

“The recognition by ACEEE of Honda’s alternative
fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles over the past 15 years further validates our
commitment to create and deliver more energy-efficient, low emissions mobility
solutions for society,” said Steven Center, vice president of the Environmental
Business Development Office at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “Honda’s vision
for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which is reflected in our environmental
slogan of “Blue Skies for our Children,” inspires us to lead and innovate in
every aspect of our operations, from our product engineering and manufacturing
practices to our upstream sales and service activities.”

 

The ACEEE ranking system uses a singular measure
that incorporates fuel economy and health-related pollution impacts plus global
warming and upstream emissions. All vehicles are analyzed and given a “Green
Score” which is used to rank each vehicle’s total environmental performance,
including a list of the 12 “greenest” and 12 “meanest” vehicles along with a
ranking of greenest vehicles by segment.

 

The Honda Fit EV is part of Honda’s diverse and
growing portfolio of advanced alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles and
has an EPA combined mile-per-gallon-equivalency rating of 118 MPGe(1). Based on
the popular five-door, five-passenger Fit and Fit Sport, the 100-percent
electric Fit EV features a 20-kilowatt-hour (kWh) Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery
and a compact 92-kilowatt (123 horsepower) AC synchronous electric motor that
produced 189 ft-lb of motor torque. This efficient powertrain is teamed with a
fully independent suspension and a driver-selectable 3-mode drive system. The
result is a fun-to-drive EV with an EPA combined city/highway driving range
rating of 82 miles(1).

 

When connected to a 240-volt circuit, the Fit EV
battery can be recharged (from a low charge indicator illumination point(2))in
less than three hours. When connected to a charging device, charging can be
monitored, scheduled, started or stopped by an included Fit EV interactive
remote control, by an available smartphone application, or by any web-enabled
device, such as a laptop or tablet PC.

 

The Fit EV is available for lease ($389/month or
three years) in select markets in California and Oregon, and will be launching
in select Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey and New York markets
in the spring.

 

Honda’s Environmental Leadership

 

Honda has a long history of environmental
innovation, including the retail introduction of America’s first hybrid (1999
Honda Insight), delivery of the first fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S.
(2002 Honda FCX) and the first gasoline-powered vehicles in the hands of
consumers to meet stricter emissions standards, including: the 1996 Honda Civic,
the first gasoline Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV); the 1998 Honda Accord, the first
gasoline Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV); the 2000 Honda Accord, the first
gasoline Super Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV); the 2001 Civic Natural Gas,
the first vehicle to qualify as an Advanced Technology Partial-Zero Emissions
Vehicle (AT-PZEV); and the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In, the first Super Ultra-Low
Emissions 20 Vehicle (LEV 3/SULEV 20), now available for lease and sale in
California and New York state.

 

For more information or downloadable
high-resolution images of Honda award winners and other Honda vehicles, please
visit

http://www.hondanews.com
. Consumer information is available at

http://www.honda.com
. For more information on ACEEE, visit

http://www.greenercars.org
.

 

Connect with Honda:
Honda
Media Newsroom (for journalists):

http://www.hondanews.com

Honda (for consumers):

http://automobiles.honda.com

Honda on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/Honda

Honda on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/honda

Honda on Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/hondanews

Honda on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/honda

Honda on Google+

 

(1) 132/105/118 city/highway/combined miles per
gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway)
driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by U.S. EPA. Your MPGe and
range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your
vehicle, battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information
about EPA ratings, visit

http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml
.

 

(2) From low-charge indicator illumination point
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, auto 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, manual [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 premium gasoline.

“auto CVT” denotes continuously variable
automatic transmission.

(a) A listing with two emission standards
(e.g., Tier 2 bin 2/ PZEV) denotes a single vehicle carrying both a
Federal and a California emission certification. Green Scores for such
listings reflect the cleaner of the two certifications.

(b) Fuel economy for electric vehicles is
provided in miles per kilowatt-hour.

(c) Fuel economy for plug-in hybrids is
provided in miles per gallon for gasoline operation and in miles per
kilowatt-hour for electric operation.

 

SOURCE  American
Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Five Honda Vehicles Earn Recognition on ACEEE’s List of “Greenest” and “Greener” Vehicles of 2013