Honda Receives Recognition for Green Vehicles

February 26th, 2013 by

The ACEEE listed five Honda vehicles as their “greenest” and “greener” vehicles for 2013

The team at Middletown Honda, proud supporters of the automaker’s innovations in green driving, are excited to announce that the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has recognized five Honda vehicles for their impressive environmental performance.

The ACEEE publishes an annual report, referred to as the “Green Book Online,” that ranks environmentally responsible automobiles. There are two main lists, “greenest,” which focuses on the most environmentally-friendly vehicles available and “greener,” which shows which options set themselves apart from their segment of the auto market by offering improved efficiency.

The Honda Fit EV, the automaker’s new 100 percent electric car, earned the number two spot on the 12 greenest automobiles, with the Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid also making the list.

The standard Honda Fit as well as the Honda Odyssey were featured on the list of greener vehicles within their respective classes, making this the fifteenth year in a row that multiple Honda vehicles have earned recognition from ACEEE.

The ranking system used to determine whether or not a vehicle makes the greener or greenest list is a singular measurement that is designed to take into account four different aspects:

  • Fuel economy
  • Health-related pollution impact
  • Global warming impact
  • Upstream emissions

Each vehicle is analyzed and a “Green Score” is determined that reflects these four areas, which is used for the rankings.

Although the Fit EV, Honda’s top performer in the rankings, is currently only available in select areas, the automaker plans to expand leasing options on their award-winning electric car toNew Yorkmarkets as early as the Spring of 2013.

On a 240V outlet, the Fit EV can be recharged in as little as 3 hours, and an estimated driving range of 82 miles per charge split across highway and city driving.

To learn more about these award-winning Honda models, the automaker’s commitment to green driving, or to schedule a test drive of a new Honda, contact Middletown Honda. Their dealership can be found in Middletown, New York, at 520 Route 211 East, and their showroom is open six days a week.

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