Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the outline for a revolutionary next-generation technology for automobiles called “Earth Dreams Technology.”
“Earth Dreams Technology” is a next generation set of technological advancements which greatly enhance both driving performance and fuel efficiency at a high level, using as its base advanced environmental technologies to pursue the joy of driving unique to Honda. It is a series of measures in which efficiency of internal combustion components including engine, and transmission, as well as electric-powered motor technology, is further improved.
Through its implementation first in the mini-vehicle N BOX and gradually onto other vehicle models, Honda aims to achieve top-of-industry fuel efficiency for every category within three years, while simultaneously setting a timeline of 2020 to reduce by 30% CO2 emissions for all products sold worldwide, relative to emission figures for 2000.
Inspiration of the “Earth Dreams Technology” name: “Earth Dreams Technology” is an expression for a set of technologies which takes into account both our need to protect the environment and our desire to provide a joy of driving.
Key features of “Earth Dreams Technology”
1.A gasoline engine which realizes top level driving performance and fuel efficiency.
2.A compact diesel engine which realizes the world’s lightest body*, top-of-class* acceleration performance and fuel efficiency.
3.CVT which combines at a high level the fun of driving and fuel efficiency.
4.A two-motor hybrid system which realizes top-of-industry efficiency*.
5.A high-efficiency, high output electric SH-AWD hybrid system which combines superior driving and environmental performance.
6.A compact, high efficiency electric powertrain for EVs.
* Honda internal research (as of November 30, 2011)