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Honda’s Legacy of Automotive Environmental Awards

Honda creates a myriad of products from cars, motorcycles and jet aircraft to lawn mowers and generators, but the products themselves are only part...

Honda creates a myriad of products from cars, motorcycles and jet aircraft to lawn mowers and generators, but the products themselves are only part of the company narrative.
From the nascent days of Honda, our philosophy has been to be a company that society wants to exist. To achieve this, we understand that Honda products must provide the greatest possible benefit, while doing the least possible harm to the world around us.
We work every day to reduce and even eliminate the environmental impacts of our products in all steps of their lifecycles. Designing, building, delivering, and selling products can affect the planet, as much as the products themselves. Honda manufacturing facilities strive to be as efficient as possible, while using the least amount of energy and creating the fewest emissions associated with that energy.
Since its earliest environmental success with the CVCC Civic, which was a major breakthrough in reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency, Honda has introduced many new automobile technologies designed to help the environment. From gas-electric hybrids and natural-gas vehicles to hydrogen fuel-cell technology, Honda cars have been at the forefront of alternative-fuel powertrains.
Many of those vehicles, along with gasoline-powered automobiles that have demonstrated fuel and emission efficiency, have been recognized by various organizations with annual awards. What follows is a comprehensive list of the environmental awards received by Honda products and manufacturing facilities.
List of Honda environmental awards
World Car of the Year – World Green Car

  • 2006 Civic Hybrid
  • 2009 FCX Clarity

Mother Earth News Best Green Car (Top-5)

  • 2010 Civic Hybrid
  • 2010 Insight

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) (Top-5)

  • 2010 Civic GX
  • 2010 Civic Hybrid
  • 2010 Insight
  • 2011 Civic GX
  • 2011 Civic Hybrid
  • 2012 Civic GX
  • 2012 Insight

Kelley Blue Book Top Green Cars

  • 2010 Insight
  • 2014 Accord Hybrid

Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year

  • 2012 Civic GX
  • 2014 Honda Accord

Green Car Journal Green SUV of the Year

  • 2016 HR-V

Green Car Journal Luxury Green Car of the Year

  • 2016 Acura NSX

Green Car Reports best car to buy

  • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) America’s Greenest Automaker

  • 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2010

Energy Star Facility (EPA)

  • Marysville Auto Plant (2006-2016)
  • East Liberty Plant (2006-2016)
  • Honda Mfg. of Indiana (2012-2016)
  • Honda Mfg. of Alabama (2006, 2008)



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