Honda is committed to reducing CO2 emissions from its global products by 30% by the end of 2020 compared to 2000 levels.

Data Points

Since 2012, Honda and Acura vehicles exceeded CAFE requirements by an average of 7%.
That is the equivalent of taking more than 300,000 vehicles off the road.
Datapoint Environment Car
  • Five Powertrains

    Honda offers a broad portfolio of different powertrains, including gasoline, gasoline-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell.

  • Leader in Fuel Economy

    The U.S. EPA ranked American Honda among the top three industry leaders in fuel economy for 34 of the last 36 years.

  • Sustainable Living at University of California, Davis

    The Honda Smart Home on the campus of University of California, Davis is packed to the brim with advanced sensors that track the flow of every electron and every ounce of water throughout the home’s systems – hundreds of channels of data. This information not only advances Honda’s research, but that of our technology, utility and university partners. Learn more about the Honda Smart Home here.

  • Reducing Waste

    A Honda vehicle manufactured in 2001 created 62.8 pounds of waste. By 2011, that number was reduced more than 90% to just 1.8 pounds of waste for each automobile produced.

  • Green Dealer

    Honda’s Green Dealer program was launched in 2012 to help independently owned and operated Honda and Acura automobile dealers in the U.S. quantifiably reduce their environmental impact. The program has expanded to included dealers that sell Honda power equipment and powersports products. Learn more about the program.

  • Design Recyclability

    Honda maintains a minimum of 90% level of design recyclability for all automobiles and a minimum 95% level of design recyclability for all powersports and power equipment products.

Honda Strives for Product Design Recyclability

90%

Automobiles

95%

Powersport &
Power Equipment

Honda’s calculation of product recyclability is based on the ISO standard 22628, titled “Road Vehicles Recyclability and Recoverability Calculation Method”.

Building Certifications from LEED, Energy Star, and Green Globes

Environmental Leadership Award Program

Honda’s Environmental Leadership Award program recognizes auto dealers who voluntarily reduce their energy use by 10% or more.

Learn more about the program.

Lighting

Lighting accounts for around 25% of a dealership’s total energy consumption. Automatic controls and energy efficient lighting technologies can cut this amount in half.

Heating and Cooling

Heating and cooling a dealership accounts for around 50% of its energy consumption. High performance windows and doors insulate the space from harsh weather, while programmable thermostats, centralized controls and high-efficiency boilers, heat pumps and air conditioning equipment help reduce the total energy required for heating and cooling.

Water

Simply installing water efficient fixtures can cut water consumption by 30-50%. Smart irrigation systems distribute water exactly when and where plants need it with minimal loss to evaporation. A closed loop car wash system recycles water with no wastewater discharge.

Solar PV

Solar PV is the most cost-effective renewable energy option for dealerships today. Some Honda dealers have demonstrated “Electric Grid Neutral” status, meaning 100% of their net electricity consumption is generated on-site annually.

  • GreenPath
    GreenPath
    From designing and building a new vehicle to transporting and selling it, "GreenPath" highlights the efforts Honda makes in every stage of a vehicle’s lifecycle to reduce its impact on the environment. Learn more about Honda's environmental initiatives at http://csr.honda.com/environment/
  • Honda Smart Home US Overview
    Honda Smart Home US Overview
    Honda Smart Home US, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis, is capable of producing more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. A Honda-developed home energy management system and an energy efficient design will allow the home's occupant to use less than half of the energy of a similarly sized new home in the Davis area for heating, cooling and lighting. The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical U.S. home. Learn more at www.HondaSmartHome.com. #HondaSmartHome
  • Never Ending Race
    Never Ending Race
    In the early 1970's, as unprecedented levels of pollution choked the nation's largest cities, a group of Honda automobile engineers secretly toiled to develop an engine technology that would significantly reduce pollution from automobiles. This new environmental short film, "Never Ending Race," tells the story of Honda's industry-leading efforts to reduce vehicle emissions and how its successful technology demonstration for the state of California led to more stringent exhaust emissions standards. This eventually transformed the automobile industry's approach to automobile emissions controls and today, as a result, smog-forming emissions from new vehicles are one one-thousandth of 1970 levels. This is the third film in the award-winning Honda Environmental Film Series.
  • Honda Dealer is First
    Honda Dealer is First "Electric Grid Neutral" in U.S.
    Rossi Honda of Vineland, New Jersey is the nation's first and only dealer to achieve "Electric Grid Neutral" status, producing as much as or more energy from renewable energy sources than it consumes from its local electric utility over a one-year period.
  • Paint by Numbers: A Honda Environmental Short Film
    Paint by Numbers: A Honda Environmental Short Film
    Inspiration comes from many places. Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya, inspired by his belief that global warming is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind today, developed technology to reduce energy in the auto body-painting process at the Honda manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Watch how Bhattacharya's Intelligent Paint Technology has cut the plant's energy use by 25 percent. Learn more about Honda's numerous environmental initiatives at http://corporate.honda.com/environment/
  • Honda Installs its Largest Commercial Solar-cell Demonstration Project in the United States
    Honda Installs its Largest Commercial Solar-cell Demonstration Project in the United States
    On Nov. 3, 2011 American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced the installation of its largest commercial solar-cell demonstration project in the United States, at Honda Performance Development (HPD), Inc., the company's advanced motorsports engineering facility in Santa Clarita, CA. The 100-kilowatt, 800-cell array of thin-film CIGS solar panels, manufactured by Honda Soltec Co., Ltd., are installed on the roof, carport, and loading dock canopy at the headquarters of HPD, where the company develops engine technology for the IZOD IndyCar series, the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series in Europe, and other racing programs.