Thursday, January 28, 2010

Honda's Next Generation Solar Hydrogen Station Prototype

Back to Main PagesCalifonia, U.S.A., January 27, 2010 - Honda began operation of a next generation solar hydrogen station prototype at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., intended for ultimate use as a home refueling appliance capable of an overnight refill of fuel cell electric vehicles.

Honda Begins Operation of New Solar Hydrogen Station
Los Angeles-based Station to Re-fuel Honda Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Designed as a single, integrated unit to fit in the user's garage, Honda's next generation Solar Hydrogen Station reduces the size of the system, while producing enough hydrogen (0.5kg) via an 8-hour overnight fill for daily commuting (10,000 miles per year) for a fuel cell electric vehicle.

The previous solar hydrogen station system required both an electrolyzer and a separate compressor unit to create high pressure hydrogen. The compressor was the largest and most expensive component and reduced system efficiency. By creating a new high differential pressure electrolyzer, Honda engineers were able to eliminate the compressor entirely - a world's first for a home use system. This innovation also reduces the size of other key components to make the new station the world's most compact system, while improving system efficiency by more than 25% (value calculated based on simulations) compared to the solar hydrogen station system it replaces.

Friday, January 15, 2010

New 2011 Honda CR-Z picture and Specifications


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The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment. It is the first hybrid designed to maximize style and fun in addition to efficiency and economy. Set to go on sale late summer in the U.S., the CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine with Honda's compact and lightweight Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system. The two-passenger CR-Z introduces a new three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between Sport, Econ (Economy) and Normal driving modes.

  • 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA)
  • 122 horsepower (estimated) @ 6000 rpm (combined engine + IMA)
  • 128 lb-ft. of torque (estimated) @ 1,000 - 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft. for CVT), (combined engine + IMA)
  • AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating
  • Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, CVT (City/Highway/Combined): 36/38/37 miles per gallon**
  • Preliminary EPA Estimated Fuel Economy, MT (City/Highway/Combined): 31/37/33 miles per gallon**
  • Overall Vehicle Length x Width x Height (in): 160.6 x 68.5 x 54.9 (including antenna)
  • Wheelbase (in.): 95.8
  • Weight (lbs., preliminary estimates): Approximately 2,670 (MT) to 2,725 (CVT)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Flaying Hair with Honda Civic Type-R

Back to Main Pages I like this video, showing Ex F1 driver Riccardo Patrese takes his wife round Jerez circuit in a Honda Civic Type-R. Must be fun.... But,

... See the hair of his wife is flaying over everytime Ricardo Patrese take a hard corner, so make sure that your wife buckleup when averytime driving. Other wise i think not only the hair is flaying folks...

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Drift Honda Civic Type-R

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Here something new i like to.... Drift
Here is a cool clip showing a Honda Civic Type-R drift around the road at the shiny day. There go up hill and down hill.

Looks like a fun even to be at, and the cars appear to almost hit
each other in the first drift. Take a look for yourself.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CR-Z Beggin

Back to Main PagesWelcome to Intersections. The official online home for anything and everything having to do with the new Honda CR-Z, at least for the next nine months or so. The CR-Z sport hybrid will make its global debut in a few hours, here at NAIAS (more casually known as, the Detroit Auto Show). We’ve been teasing you with CR-Z concepts for quite some time now. But the version being revealed today is the actual North American model—what the industry calls “the production version”. It’s finally time for the real CR-Z to meet the real world.

The CR-Z’s arrival is significant simply because there’s no other vehicle out there like it. It’s a hybrid that doesn’t drive or look like a typical hybrid. We can’t wait to share more details and get more in-depth in the coming weeks and months on this site.

For now, we want to welcome you to the page and encourage you to visit often. And participate. True, this is an opportunity for us to share information with you about the CR-Z, but we also want it to be a forum for you to share your thoughts with us. The plan is to populate the site with some unique content you won’t be able to get anywhere else — guest riters, open forum discussions, games, access to the design team and more.

Look for our next post later today, from the floor of the Detroit Auto how. Complete with footage and photos of the new CR-Z sport hybrid.

From: by Christina Ra - Manager - Honda Public Relations on January 11th, 2010 at 7:30 am

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