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 Date: January 05, 2004 08:47
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: N/A


Detroit 01/05/2004 -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd., President and CEO Takeo Fukui today announced plans to further advance the company's leadership in the development and application of leading edge environmental technologies with the following actions:

* Introduction in 2004 of a V6 powered gas-electric hybrid Accord using Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system in combination with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology for V6 performance with fuel economy equivalent to a four-cylinder Civic;
* Introduction in 2005 of a Honda-developed fuel cell stack with increased performance and fuel efficiency, reduced cost and the ability to start in below freezing temperatures;
* Application of Honda Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) technology to another new model to be introduced this fall.


New V6 Accord Hybrid with VCM

Slated for introduction later this year as a 2004 model, the mid-size Accord Hybrid brings hybrid power to Honda's best-selling model, delivering an even higher level of performance than the already powerful 240-horsepower Accord V6 Sedan with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder, compact-class Civic.

The Accord Hybrid is the first V6 application of Honda's Integrated Motor Assist technology and the first hybrid vehicle to employ Variable Cylinder Management technology. Developed by Honda, VCM allows for the deactivation of three of the engine's six cylinders under certain conditions - such as highway cruising - to deliver even greater fuel efficiency with no sacrifice in performance. VCM will also be applied to another new model being introduced later this year.

With the addition of the Accord Hybrid, Honda increases to three the number of models featuring its innovative Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid technology, including two of America's most popular cars - the Honda Civic and Honda Accord. Honda was the first automaker to introduce gas-electric hybrid technology to American consumers when it launched the Honda Insight in December 1999, followed by the Civic Hybrid - the first truly mainstream hybrid vehicle - in March 2002. Together, the Insight and Civic Hybrid captured four of the top five slots in the EPA 2004 fuel economy ratings.

Breakthrough Honda Fuel Cell Stack

Furthering Honda's efforts to make hydrogen power a reality, the company has developed its own fuel cell stack and will introduce a version of its FCX fuel cell vehicle powered by the Honda FC Stack beginning in calendar year 2005.

This advanced new fuel cell stack is a remarkably compact unit that delivers higher performance with increased range and fuel efficiency and is designed to operate at temperatures as low as -20?C (-4?F). Cold weather starting and operation is one of the most significant technical barriers to the mass-market application of fuel cell technology. Honda's originally developed FC stack is the world's first fuel cell stack to feature a stamped metal separator structure combined with newly developed electrolyte membranes for improved efficiency, recycleability, and operation over a greater range of temperatures.

Honda is conducting extensive trials of the FC Stack, including public road evaluations in the U.S. and Japan, in preparation for its introduction next year in the Honda FCX, the first and only fuel cell vehicle certified by the EPA and California Air Resources Board for regular commercial use.

Honda has long been a pioneer in the development and application of leading edge environmental technologies including the first Low Emissions (LEV) and Ultra-Low Emissions (ULEV) vehicles and the first commercially certified fuel cell vehicle. Today, all Honda and Acura models sold in the U.S. deliver LEV or better emissions performance, while more than 80 percent meet ULEV standards.
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03-01-2004 20:27
Accord Hybrid Configuration   (Score: 1, Normal)
MASTERNC
01-05-2004 13:43
I think I know the other model   (Score: 1, Normal)
MASTERNC
01-05-2004 18:02
Re: I think I know the other model   (Score: 1, Normal)
dydx
01-05-2004 18:28
Re: I think I know the other model   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-06-2004 12:52
Re: I think I know the other model   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
01-10-2004 08:35
Re: I think I know the other model   (Score: 1, Normal)
Buck
01-07-2004 09:37
VCM not new   (Score: 1, Normal)
EXV6
01-08-2004 18:50
Re: VCM not new   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
01-05-2004 18:06
TL - Aspec must be IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-05-2004 21:09
Re: TL - Aspec must be IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
Legend93
01-06-2004 12:51
Re: TL - Aspec must be IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
01-06-2004 16:23
RL must be IMA   (Score: 1, Normal)
djLethal
01-05-2004 10:51
you know what i see?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Dren
01-05-2004 12:26
Re: you know what i see?   (Score: 1, Normal)
PGH
01-05-2004 14:53
Re: you know what i see?   (Score: 1, Normal)
Spiritualist
01-05-2004 18:13
Re: you know what i see?   (Score: 1, Normal)
osaze
01-05-2004 15:03
New V6   (Score: 1, Normal)
i-VTEC
01-05-2004 09:33
does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
evanskhan
01-05-2004 09:34
Re: does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
evanskhan
01-05-2004 12:44
Re: does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
Wizard
01-05-2004 10:23
Re: does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
KenB
01-05-2004 12:00
Re: does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
cksi1372
01-05-2004 12:50
Re: does this mean the v6 will be dohc instead of sohc   (Score: 1, Normal)
Legend93
01-05-2004 11:51
This is awesome.   (Score: 1, Normal)
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