Earth Dreaming of a New Engine

February 28th, 2013 by

You might have noticed that we’re spending a lot of time talking about all the new things going on with Honda vehicles. The Civic received another redesign for the 2013 model year and in fact, all of the 2013 models are part of Honda’s initiative to redefine standard features by including great tech amenities at even the entry-level LX trims. It’s all new this and new that when it comes to Honda. But there’s more than a new Civic and a new standard.

Honda has a new engine design. Rather, it’s a whole new philosophy when it comes to vehicle powertrains.

What is an Earth Dreams Engine?

More than just a fancy name, the Earth Dreams series of engines are built to both enhance the driving experience and help protect the environment by maximizing performance and efficiency.

Full of next-generation technology, an Earth Dreams engine features enhanced VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control System) technology that tells the engine how much power is needed so that it can adjust fuel consumption accordingly.

Honda’s goal here is to achieve top-of-the-industry fuel efficiency within the next three years while also shooting for a reduction of CO2 emissions by 30% before 2020. While some of these emissions reductions will surely come from a push for more hybrid vehicles, a great deal of it should also come from the Earth Dreams engines.

This means more than just cleaner air and better vehicle performance, though. It means savings for you, as that improved performance will come with an increased fuel efficiency that means you’ll be visiting the pump less often, and who doesn’t want that?

The Accord was one of the first vehicles to feature the new technology, which, alongside Honda’s inventory of new equipment, has made it pretty popular with drivers.

Drive into the Future with Honda

It’s clear that Honda has the future of automotive engineering in mind with technology like Earth Dreams, especially when it goes hand in hand with all the high-tech amenities that they are just including with every basic 2013 model.