Honda Introduces World’s First Application of Fuel-Cell Powertrain Packaged completely within Engine Room of Vehicle  

November 25, 2013 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

Honda FCEVHonda has showcased its next generation fuel cell electric vehicle at Los Angeles International Auto Show planned to be launched in 2015. The new FCEV concept vehicle is a sleek and aerodynamic, 5-passenger, promises to provide a 300-mile driving range with cost reduction and efficiency in mind. Read more

Honda Unveils its New Micro-Sized Electric Vehicle

November 19, 2013 · Filed Under Green Tech, Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Honda Micro EV1Honda Motor announced the development of a MC-?, company’s new micro-sized short-distance EV commuter. The new vehicle will go through field test this month at separate location in Japan namely in Kumamoto, Saitama and Miyakojima. The vehicle provides a cabin space accommodating two adults as well as utility space inside with “offset seat layout” design. The new micro-sized vehicle is approximately 90 cm shorter than the body of mini-vehicle (2,495 x 1,280 x 1,545 (mm) ) with minimum turning radius as short as 3.3 m for achieving outstanding ease of handling and maximum speed of 70 km/h. In addition to this the vehicle features a pipe frame body, mimicked from motorcycle technology for achieving a lightweight and yet rigid body. Read more

Honda Unveils its latest Personal Mobility Device

November 14, 2013 · Filed Under Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Honda UNI-CUB-BetaHonda Motor today unveiled its new personal mobility device UNI-CUB ? with an aim to expand its use to wider range of people. The first introduction of UNI-CUB was back in May of 2012 featuring balance control technology and an omni direction driving wheel system (Honda Omni Drive System) originating from Honda’s research on humanoid robots ASIMO. UNI-CUB ? comes with several improvements compared to previous model among them is the reduction of the weight of the device as well as lowering the seating position of the device, making the UNI-CUB ? usable by various type of people. Read more

Development of Highly Functional Painting Technology helping to Eliminate Middle Coating Process by HONDA

January 2, 2013 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech, Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Honda Motor has developed the “Honda Smart Ecological Paint (Honda S.E. Paint)” process a painting technology which would eliminate a middle coating process from conventionally used 4-coat/3-bake auto body painting process, resulting in a 3-coat/2-bake water-based painting process. Eliminating the middle coating process would normally limit the paint colors which can be used, but Honda has solved this problem by developing a new material for color base coat in the final coating process, making it possible to use any exterior paint color, industry’s first for a 3-coat/2-bake process. Read more

Development of UNI-CUB, a Personal Mobility Vehicle by HONDA

May 25, 2012 · Filed Under Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Building on the evolution of the U3-X personal mobility device Honda announced back in 2009, Honda has introduced yet another personal mobility device, the UNI-CUB featuring Honda’s proprietary balance control technology plus world’s first omni-direction driving wheel system allowing the rider to control speed , move in any direction, turn and stop, by simply shifting her or his weight. Moving freely in all direction would allow the rider to quickly and easily maneuver among other people. Read more

“EV-STER” The Next-Generation Compact Electric Spots Car by Honda

December 6, 2011 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Green Tech · Comments Off 

When I visited the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, I got a weird feeling that in spite of all the hypes about the Electric Vehicles, our good old fashion gasoline driven vehicles are here to stay for a long haul. How long exactly? No one knows, probably for another 20 to 30 years or even more. On the surface there are no competitions when it comes to fuel efficiency and zero-emission, but in reality lots of effort is going to make the gasoline engine more fuel efficient to meet the Japanese government criteria on fuel efficient society with set of deadline which is at the dismal level of 30% less CO2 emission in comparison to Zero offered by their EVs counterparts. EV conceptual vehicles in the show were all labeled as something fun to drive a mere marketing tactic to sell the sleek aero dynamic body with multitude of cool looking features that average consumers do not care so much about. Among some of these new concepts was Honda’s EV-STER electric sports car. The new EV-STER features an easy to operate twin-lever steering which was adopted in pursuit of the joy of driving. Furthermore, the new EV-STER allows its driver to make own adjustment such as motor output and suspension settings. Read more

Development of Industry’s Most Compact Super Efficient Household Gas Engine Cogeneration System by HONDA

May 25, 2011 · Filed Under Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Based on company’s previously well-received gas engine co-generation unit, Honda announced the sales of its all new super efficient household MCHP (micro combined heat and power) gas engine co-generation unit. The new MCHP1.0K2 will serve as the core unit in the household co-generation system ECOWILL, capable of burning natural as well as liquid propane gas to generate electricity while heating water simultaneously at exceptionally high efficiency. The new MCHP1.0K2 comes with Honda’s EXlink (Extended Expansion Linkage Engine), offering expansion stroke that is longer than its intake stroke, resulting in a higher expansion ratio for increased thermal and fuel efficiency. Read more

Honda Plans to Build Solar Hydrogen Station as Mobile Electric Generator for its Next Generation Personal Mobility Vehicles

April 21, 2011 · Filed Under Trendy Products · 2 Comments 

As part of an initiative for testing electric vehicle for Honda’s next generation personal mobility products, Honda made an announcement to build a Solar Hydrogen Station on the grounds of the Saitama Prefecture Office. As part of this effort, Honda will introduce an electric power outlet which is equipped with FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle by end of March of 2012. The company will equip the FCX Clarity fuel cell electric with an outlet to function as a 10kW or higher power source, which is equivalent to power requirement by 2 households. Read more

Development of Micro Flowreactor, a Device for Evaluating Combustion Characteristics of Fuels in Automobiles

January 4, 2011 · Filed Under Trendy Products · 1 Comment 

Group of researchers at Tohoku University in Collaboration with IHI has successfully developed “Micro Flowreactor” a fuel characterization device for evaluating combustion characteristics such as gasoline in automobiles through use of micro combustion technologies which enables the gas combustion with in a narrow tube where flames can be survived. The Micro Flowreactor is used for measuring the octane ratings an essential measurement for engine development. The newly developed consists of air-fuel mixture generating system, a small-inside-diameter glass tube, an external heater and imaging device with special optical filters. The way it works is that the temperature of air-fuel mixture within micro-diameter glass tube increases as it goes toward downstream where a temperature is maintained at high level due to an external heater. Read more

HONDA’s New Power Generator, Powered by Home-use Butane Canisters

March 25, 2010 · Filed Under Clean Tech, Trendy Products · Comments Off 

Honda Power gnerator ENEPOHonda unveiled its all new ENEPO EU9iGB power generator, which is powered by easy accessible home-use butane canisters. This is the second power product by Honda, first being the Pianta FV200 rotary tiller which incidentally is also powered by home-use butane canisters. The newly developed ENEPO EU9iGB features a compact design, offering output of 900 VA. The ENEPO EU9iGB comes with Honda’s original high-speed multi-polar alternator generation system as well as sine wave inverter, so that it can be used to power fragile equipment such as PCs, general lighting, power tools, and other household appliances using 900 W or less electricity. Read more

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