“In a previous column, I raised the question of how consumers will react to a new generation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy-mandated high-tech, higher-mileage, smaller and less safe vehicles. This has stirred up some debate and is a question I will explore in more depth in future columns. For now, I will talk more fully about the issue of safety. Safety ties to the issue of CAFE, as it is believed that one of the ways that car companies will respond to higher fuel-economy standards is to reduce the weight of vehicles offered. Lower weight equates directly to higher mileage. The ways to accomplish a weight loss are to offer smaller vehicles or to build vehicles using lighter-weight materials (high tensile steel, aluminum and particularly carbon composites) – or to build vehicles employing a combination of smaller size and lighter materials. These materials offer real fuel savings, but they also raise a vehicle’s cost”
Safety or fuel economy? An interesting question
The TOMODACHI Initiative and Honda Conduct “2017 TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program”The TOMODACHI Initiative and Honda Conduct “2017 TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program”
January 13, 2017 – The TOMODACHI Initiative* and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (“Honda”) held the “TOMODACHI Honda Cultural Exchange Program 2017”, a two-week long cultural exchange program in Los Angeles,
With room for five, In-Bed Trunk, Dual-Action Tailgate, Extra-Versatile Seating and more, the 2017 Ridgeline is the Honda of trucks. Stop by our showroom for a demonstration and test drive.