Hybrid technology | Designing the future | Environment | Honda UK
Does all this come at a much greater cost?
Far from it. Honda is committed to making hybrid technology accessible to all. And in addition to using less fuel, there are other savings to be made. Company car hybrids only attract a 10% Benefit in Kind tax and also offer vehicle duty benefits. Plus, all hybrids are exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
Is there an environmental impact in making hybrid vehicles?
We’ve found very little difference in CO2 emissions between making hybrids and making our regular vehicles. And, of course, there’s a huge reduction in emissions when our hybrids are out on the road.
What's next for Honda hybrids?
Expected to go on sale in the US in 2015 - badged as an Acura - the dynamically-styled NSX Concept features lightweight materials and a mid-mounted, powerful V-TEC® V-6 engine. It also includes an innovative, new Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system for outstanding handling.
"Like the first NSX, we will again express high performance through engineering efficiency," says Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor Co. "In this new era, even as we focus on the fun-to-drive spirit of the NSX, I think a supercar must respond positively to environmental responsibilities."Back