*Based on EPA's annual Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends Report
The U.S. EPA. ranks Honda as the most fuel-efficient full-line automaker in America.*

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THAT IS A 5-YEAR IMPROVEMENT of 2.8 mpg, and 4.9 mpg above the industry average for MY2018
THE 2019 EPA AUTOMOTIVE TRENDS REPORT ranked Honda first among full-time manufactures with a U.S. fleet average real-world fuel economy of 30.0 miles per gallon (mpg), 30 MPG
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  • ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES

    Honda set an all-time record for sales of electrified vehicles in America in 2020, spurred by the introduction of the U.S.-built 2020 CR-V Hybrid .* Honda anticipates even more electrified vehicle sales moving forward and recently announced that it will introduce two fully electric vehicles in 2024.

    *Honda products are made using domestic and globally sourced parts.
  • BUILDING ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES IN AMERICA

    In addition to building three electrified vehicles in the U.S. – the Honda Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid and Insight – Honda has begun the assembly of key components for electrified vehicles including the hybrid battery unit in our Ohio and Indiana auto plants and the two-motor hybrid system in our Ohio transmission plant.

    *Honda products are made using domestic and globally sourced parts.
  • Honda “GREEN FACTORY” INITIATIVE

    Honda is working comprehensively to address the environmental impacts of product manufacturing, by reducing water use, energy use, waste and emissions. All Honda auto plants in America are virtually zero waste-to-landfill. Honda has cut waste to landfills from manufacturing by 93% since 2001 and every one of our major auto plants in America earned EPA ENERGY STAR certification.

    *Honda products are made using domestic and globally sourced parts.
  • POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY

    Honda is a leader in the global auto industry in adopting renewable energy to slash CO2 emissions and power our operations. The long-term virtual power purchase agreements (VPPA) that went into effect in 2021 will help offset the carbon intensive grid-supplied electricity being used in our Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama auto plants. Over 60% of the electricity that Honda uses in North America will be covered by over 1 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity from wind and solar power in Oklahoma and Texas. Learn more about the program.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING

    Honda believes that it is important for our customers to have a clear view of both our environmental impact and our ongoing efforts to reduce that impact. The results of our efforts are released in our revised North American Environmental Report. View the latest data here.

  • GREEN DEALERS & SUPPLIERS

    Through its Green Purchasing and Green Dealer initiatives, Honda is working to promote more environmentally responsible business practices with its more than 620 original equipment suppliers and 1,300 retail dealer partners. Learn more about the program.

Environmental Leadership Award Program

Honda’s commitment to the environment extends well beyond our fuel-efficient vehicles and products. Our Green Dealer Program helps Honda and Acura automobile, Power Equipment, and Powersports dealers measurably reduce the environmental impact of their operations.

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.

  • Honda SmartCharge™: How Electric Vehicle Drivers Can Reduce Carbon and Earn Rewards
    Honda SmartCharge™: How Electric Vehicle Drivers Can Reduce Carbon and Earn Rewards
    Introduced in 2018, Honda SmartCharge™ allows electric vehicle customers to reduce the environmental footprint of charging their car while earning monetary rewards. The program is now available for Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid customers.

    Learn more at https://hondasmartcharge.com/.
  • How Honda Gets Renewable Energy (Hint: Virtual Power Purchase Agreement)
    How Honda Gets Renewable Energy (Hint: Virtual Power Purchase Agreement)
    Honda recently announced an agreement to purchase enough renewable wind and solar energy to power three of its U.S. auto plants. We did this through a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA). How does a VPPA work? Watch this animated video to find out.
  • Honda Hero Takes on Economic Sustainability at the Humble Refuge Farm
    Honda Hero Takes on Economic Sustainability at the Humble Refuge Farm
    Meet Honda Hero Award Winner Arthur Thomas of Milledgeville, GA. The Humble Farm Refuge is his micro urban farm that promotes environmental sustainability, by re-educating his community on the importance of eating quality and affordable food, by empowering them to produce their own with spaces unusual to the traditional farm.
  • Highlights of Honda’s Environmental Performance in North America
    Highlights of Honda’s Environmental Performance in North America
    At Honda, we take great care to consider the environmental impact of everything we do.

    Since 2005, we have reported our environmental performance data in the North American Environmental Report (NAER). The report details the major environmental impacts of Honda’s activities in North America, including factors such as greenhouse gas emissions, water use, waste and recycling.

    To read the full 2019 NAER, visit http://honda.com/environment. Additional information about the company’s sustainability efforts on a global scale can be found at https://global.honda/about/sustainability.html.
  • Pacific Visions at Aquarium of the Pacific
    Pacific Visions at Aquarium of the Pacific
    Our longtime partner, Aquarium of the Pacific, celebrated the grand opening of Pacific Visions on May 25. This new wing features an art gallery, live animal exhibits and the state-of-the-art immersive Honda Pacific Visions Theater to educate visitors on environmental issues and alternative ways to create a more sustainable future.
  • History of Fuel Efficiency at Honda
    History of Fuel Efficiency at Honda
    Honda history is full of breakthroughs in fuel efficiency, from groundbreaking engines to innovations in alternative fuels. Every accomplishment inspires us to work toward the next one.

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  • What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda: Raminta Jautokas
    What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda: Raminta Jautokas
    Since she was young, Raminta Jautokas has had a deep love for the ocean and a passion for cars. When she took on the role of corporate sustainability manager at Honda, she knew she found the perfect fit.
  • Platinum Eco Dealer Award: Honda of North Carolina
    Platinum Eco Dealer Award: Honda of North Carolina
    Honda of North Carolina is the first Honda Powersports dealership to earn the Honda Eco Dealer Program’s top honor, the Platinum Environmental Leadership Award. Owner and manager Jeff Carr and his sons built the dealership from the ground up, focusing on being good stewards of the land and taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment.

    To learn more about the program, visit https://greendealer.honda.com/.
  • Environmental Leadership Award: Motorcars Honda
    Environmental Leadership Award: Motorcars Honda
    Motorcars Honda has achieved the Honda Green Dealer Program’s top honor, the Environmental Leadership Platinum Award. From installing a 272-panel solar array to harness renewable energy to its mission to educate the Cleveland community on sustainability, Motorcars Honda is working hard to measurably reduce its impact on the environment. To learn more about the program, visit https://greendealer.honda.com/
  • Honda Smart Home US: Meet the New Occupants
    Honda Smart Home US: Meet the New Occupants
    Three University of California, Davis graduate students now call the Honda Smart Home US their home. Showcasing Honda's vision for sustainable, zero-carbon living and personal mobility, the home functions as a living laboratory where the company, along with researchers from UC Davis and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), evaluate new technologies and business opportunities at the intersection of housing,
    transportation, energy and the environment.

    Learn more at www.HondaSmartHome.com #HondaSmartHome

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  • Introducing The Honda Marine Science Foundation
    Introducing The Honda Marine Science Foundation
    The Honda Marine Science Foundation supports science-based programs that improve and preserve coastal areas for future generations, with the first initiative the Southern California Native Oyster Restoration Project. Conducted in partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, the goals of the project include pioneering research to educate the public about the benefits of restoring native oysters for shoreline stabilization. Learn more at http://www.marinescience.honda.com.
  • Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at The Grove
    Honda Clarity Fuel Cell at The Grove
    Be among the first to see the revolutionary new Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
  • 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.
  • Every Drop Counts
    Every Drop Counts
    In "Every Drop Counts," a retired plant engineer's sketch intrigues a team of associates who seek to generate their own energy with a simple but ingenious device. Using spare parts and materials from the plant, the team builds a small-scale hydropower generation system at Honda's manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. The waterwheel-like gadget captures energy from water as it falls from a cooling tower, cutting the plant's CO2 emissions by 77,000 pounds per year. Learn more about Honda's numerous environmental initiatives at http://csr.honda.com/environment/
  • 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.