April 4, 2007

Honda named “Greenest Automaker” by Union of Concerned Scientists

Torrance, California – Honda has earned the title of America’s 2007 Greenest Automaker from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) for the fourth consecutive time. The award is given by the UCS on a biennial basis to the company with the lowest overall production of smog-forming emissions and global warming emissions, primarily CO2, in its U.S. automobile fleet.

“The company installs clean technology across its entire fleet of cars and trucks, and that consistency makes it a top environmental performer,” says Don MacKenzie, vehicles engineer with UCS. “Honda is one of only two automakers to have better-than-average global warming scores in every class of vehicles it sold in model-year 2005. In addition, Honda continues to have the best smog score in four out of the five classes.”

In May 2006, Honda became the first automaker to publicly announce voluntary targets for the reduction of CO2 emissions by 2010 from both its products and production operations. Specifically, the company is targeting a 5 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions for its global automobile fleet from 2005 levels, on top of a 5 per cent reduction achieved in the 2000-2005 time period. The company will also work toward a 10 per cent reduction for motorcycles and power products from 2000 levels by 2010.

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