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Re: Buletinul oficial HONDA
« Răspuns #135 : Iunie 15, 2019, 06:56:26 a.m. »
ALL-NEW HONDA E PLATFORM ENGINEERED TO DELIVER EXCEPTIONAL URBAN DRIVING EXPERIENCE




    Chassis optimised for next-generation small car agility in urban environments
    Honda e powertrain is designed for maximum efficiency and usability
    Efficient battery technology with fast charge capability
    Clean, aerodynamic styling ensures new EV stands out as the ultimate commuter car

Honda's new compact electric vehicle, the Honda e, is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform, designed from the ground up to deliver excellent Honda driving dynamics.

The Honda e platform has been developed focussing on urban environments to offer a rewarding, responsive driving experience. The battery is positioned at a low level under the floor, and centrally within the wheelbase of the car, affording a 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity for optimal handling and stability. Power from the high-torque electric motor is delivered through the rear wheels, enabling steering precision even at high acceleration.

The platform offers a combination of ride comfort and agility. The four-wheel independent suspension is engineered to offer outstanding stability in all conditions, a smooth ride and responsive handling. Elements of the suspension components are forged aluminium to reduce weight and benefit performance and efficiency.

When combined with its compact size and short overhang, the Honda e delivers next-generation small car agility to make city driving enjoyable and tight manoeuvres in urban environments effortless.

For continued ease of use and charging flexibility, the reliable 35.5 kWh Lithium-ion high-capacity battery, can be charged using either Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charger. Combined with a full range of over 200Km, the fast-charge capability of the advanced powertrain will deliver exceptional usability to meet the demands of everyday commuting providing 80% charge in 30 minutes.

Designed with a focus on simplicity and usability, the Honda e charging port is integrated into the bonnet, with LED lighting visible through a glass panel to illuminate the port for the driver and highlight the battery charging status. The positioning of the charging port allows easy access from the front of the car or from either side. Displays on the dual touchscreens inside the car present the current level of battery charge, while a drivetrain graphic charts the current power flow and the regeneration and recharging status.

The battery pack is water-cooled to maintain an optimum thermal state therefore maximising the efficiency of the battery and charge state, while also ensuring its size and weight are minimised so that it does not compromise cabin room.

Honda’s new compact electric car is a key part of the brand’s latest electrification commitment to feature electrified technology in 100% of its European sales by 2025. Presented in prototype form at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the first Honda production battery electric vehicle for the European market will make its mass production debut later this year.

Honda has already received 31,000 expressions of interest, and customers can make a reservation for priority ordering online in UK, Germany, France and Norway or register their interest in other European markets on the Honda national websites.

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Re: Buletinul oficial HONDA
« Răspuns #136 : ſeptembrie 12, 2019, 07:14:01 p.m. »
Frankfurt International Motor Show 2019

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Contents

    Honda at Frankfurt International Motor Show 2019
    Mass production Honda e unveiled
    Honda confirm further details of its energy management technologies for Europe
    Honda showcases its full range of hybrid technologies
    Race-winning Formula 1 car leads Honda’s squad of sporty products
    Honda accessories information

 

1. Honda at Frankfurt International Motor Show 2019
Honda has unveiled the mass production version of its next-generation electric vehicle, the Honda e, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Visitors to the show will be able to see the car’s unique range of features through a series of interactive exhibits using virtual reality and other advanced technologies.

The exhibits are a central part of 'EV World', an area inspired by the design ethos of the Honda e which provides a backdrop for sharing its unique features and supporting technology. Alongside the interactive exhibits, Honda will show a range of charging solutions for different scenarios. From a unique on-street urban charging solution developed in partnership with Ubitricity, through to the “Power Manager Prototype” bi-directional system, Honda has developed a range of solutions to meet all customer requirements.

Elsewhere on the booth, Honda will display the CR-V Hybrid alongside an exhibit showing the separate component parts of its responsive and efficient i-MMD full hybrid technology. The car, launched earlier this year, is the first next generation Honda hybrid product on sale in the European market. The hybrid product display will be completed by the 2019 NSX, the pinnacle of Honda’s automobile range.

Fresh from two race wins in Austria and Germany, the Honda-powered Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 will be the centrepiece of a display of Honda’s sporty-focused products including Civic Type R, Civic Sport Line and HR-V Sport.


2. Mass Production Honda e unveiled

    Final mass production version of Honda e unveiled
    Distinctive, clean exterior design combined with a contemporary, minimalist and comfortable interior featuring advanced technology
    Rear-wheel-drive platform and wide stance deliver sophisticated and dynamic driving characteristics
    Honda e delivers a vehicle package to meet the needs of the modern urban environment
    Unique Honda Personal Assistant technology uses artificial intelligence to create contextual engagement with users


Honda has unveiled the final mass production version of its next-generation electric vehicle (EV), the Honda e, at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Developed with a focus on simplicity in design and usability, the Honda e will meet the needs of modern urban lifestyles and provide a new value to customers through seamlessly integrated connected technologies and exceptional driving dynamics.

Clean external lines are accentuated by the Side Camera Mirror System that replaces conventional side view mirrors with compact cameras, providing live images to two six-inch screens inside the vehicle. The camera technology, a first in the compact segment, brings significant benefits for styling, safety, aerodynamics and refinement.

The car is distinguished in profile by its smooth styling contours, enhanced by pop-out door handles that provide a seamless look that realises modern and human-friendly design concept. Thanks to the use of the side camera mirror system, designers have been able to create a near-seamless connection between windscreen and A-pillar. Inside, a next-generation five screen full-width digital dashboard and connected infotainment system are incorporated within a relaxing and modern passenger cabin that uses subtle, contemporary materials.

The largest area of the Honda e’s full-width digital dashboard is occupied by dual 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens. These act as the primary infotainment displays, presenting a range of applications and connected infotainment services that help the car to seamlessly integrate with the owner’s modern urban lifestyle in a living-room like environment. As a result, the driver and passengers – whether the car is driving, parked or charging – can enjoy the same connectivity and comfort with comprehensive connected services accessed through the next-generation full-width interface.

The Honda e is equipped with a high-power electric motor available with two power outputs of 100 kW (136ps)* or 113kW (154ps)*, and impressive torque of 315Nm*. The 35.5kWh battery is one of the most compact in its class yet delivers a range of up to 220km* from a single charge, perfect for every day urban commuting. A fast-charging capability also allows recharge to 80% capacity in 30 minutes*. On the road, the car delivers a responsive and fun experience, with the powerful electric motor driving the rear wheels for a sporty and connected feel. The Honda e delivers outstanding acceleration from a standing start and will reach 0-100km/h in approximately 8 seconds*.

Connected services and applications accessed via the touchscreen interface can also be activated using voice commands to engage with the Honda Personal Assistant service. The intuitive Honda Personal Assistant is a smart artificial intelligence (AI) facility that uses unique contextual understanding to create natural conversations and provide access to a range of online services.

The unique Honda Personal Assistant is activated by saying, “OK Honda”, followed by the question or instruction. Machine learning enables the technology to develop a greater understanding of an individuals’ voice over time, in order to deliver more accurate responses.

Away from the car, Honda e owners can enjoy the peace-of-mind of being able to stay connected to their vehicle remotely through the My Honda+ smartphone application.

The mobile service, originally launched in 2017, has been updated to deliver a wider range of functionality, including easy navigation to a detailed vehicle condition report, remote climate control, and security and location monitoring. Additional EV-specific functions include battery charge control and range monitor, while charging station and navigation search results can be sent to the car from a mobile device.

The Honda e is also accessible using a digital key, allowing the car to be locked and unlocked using only the smartphone application.
*Honda Internal data

 

3. Honda confirm further details of its energy management technologies for Europe
In addition to presenting the final mass production Honda e, Honda took the opportunity at Frankfurt to provide further details of its range of EV charging and energy management solutions. These technologies are developed with the aim of providing EV customers with suitable charging infrastructure for both off-street and on-street scenarios, while improving the efficiency of energy supply by actively managing grid demand.

Honda Power Charger

For users who have the option of charging their EV in an off-street scenario, Hondawill launch the Power Charger which allows optimal AC charging. The system consists of a charging system that can be wall or pedestal mounted, with a maximum output of 7.4kW (single phase power supply) or 22kW (three phase power supply). This output allows Honda e owners to charge to 100% capacity in 4.1 hours *, assuming a 32 amp supply, significantly faster than through a standard wall socket. The system has a number of comfort and safety features, including:

    Auto recovery function, ensuring the charger will try to restart up to 5 times if mains supply is interrupted, minimising issues of lower than expected charge
    Integration with home-based renewable energy. For example, the maximum permissible amount of charge can be regulated based on a solar photovoltaic array, home battery or heat pump
    Identification via contactless RFID so only authorised persons can use the system
    A charging cable locking mechanism


The Power Charger features a input switch functionality, allowing users to benefit from cheaper energy costs at times of low demand.

Urban charging solution in partnership with ubitricity

One of the barriers for EV drivers in urban environments is a lack of charging infrastructure. In order to address this, Honda have joined with charging specialists ubitricity. Most Ubitricity charge points are in residential areas where the car is parked overnight therefore the need to move the car when charging is completely avoided, offering the convenience of home style charging to the urban on-street parker.

Honda Power Manager Prototype

Honda Power Manager Prototype previews a bidirectional system that connects electric vehicles to a smart power grid. This “vehicle-to-grid” technology enables the collection and distribution of electricity between EVs and the grid to intelligently balance demand and supply of energy and make better use of renewable sources.

The development of these charging functions will integrate electric vehicles further with existing power networks, allowing energy stored in the vehicle battery to power the home, or to flow back into the energy grid during periods of high demand. The vehicle battery can then be replenished at a time when demand is lower, subject to limits defined by the user.

Honda has developed this technology with bi-directional charging specialists EVTEC Trial activity of this technology will continue before future commercialisation in the early 2020s.

A demonstration of the smart grid system on the Honda stand will show how it is possible to efficiently store energy generated by renewable sources and release it back into the home or sell it back to the grid, presenting revenue opportunities for EV owners in the future.

A demonstration project in London will be using EVTEC trial units with a local authority. Energy can be used to charge EVs, power the buildings, and feed electricity back into the grid when required.

Commercialisation plans

Honda confirmed at Frankfurt that it will bring to market its first commercial energy services during 2020 to align with the launch of the Honda e. UK and Germany are targeted as the first countries for a commercial launch, with further European markets set to follow.
* Duration calculated from appearance of charge request lamp on dashboard.


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4. Honda showcases its full range of hybrid technologies
In line with its commitment to electrify 100% of its European automobile sales by 2025, Honda complemented its EV display at Frankfurt with an exhibit of full hybrid technology.

The new CR-V Hybrid – on sale since earlier this year – is the first Honda SUV available with Honda’s next-generation hybrid powertrain technology, while retaining the comfort, convenience and packaging benefits that have made the nameplate a global best seller for many years. The hybrid system uses Honda’s intelligent Multi Mode Drive technology (i-MMD) combining two electric motors, an Atkinson-cycle petrol engine, high-output lithium-ion battery and a fixed-gear transmission to deliver high levels of refinement, responsiveness and efficiency. It is available in both FWD and AWD formats.

Honda’s i-MMD embodies the philosophy of making complex technology more simple and direct for the customer. The i-MMD system uses an advanced Power Control Unit (PCU) to determine how to use fuel and electricity in the most efficient way, meaning there is no requirement for the driver to choose between the three driving modes; EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive.

In most urban driving situations, the vehicle will automatically shuffle between Hybrid Drive and EV Drive for optimum efficiency, with a linear feel through acceleration. Engine Drive is deployed for brisk acceleration and efficient highway driving.

Alongside two examples of CR-V Hybrid, the Honda stand also features an i-MMD technology exhibit, showcasing the engine and motor technology that are central to the system.

At the other end of the performance spectrum sits the 2019 Honda NSX. NSX delivers thrilling performance with the application of advanced Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) technology. A rear Direct Drive Motor and front Twin Motor Unit contribute to almost instantaneous acceleration and superior dynamics in concert with a mid-mounted 507 PS 3.5-litre V6 engine.

A range of updates were introduced for 2019, which make the ground-breaking hybrid supercar an even more compelling proposition. New exterior paint and interior leather upholstery colour options add to the appeal of its sharp styling. Meanwhile, under the multi-material body, a host of chassis enhancements including stiffer stabiliser bars, a new grippier tyre and software tuning designed to elevate performance in all driving situations, whether on the road or the race track. The result is a supercar even more responsive to the will of the driver, leading to laps around the legendary Suzuka Circuit being completed nearly two seconds faster.


5. Race-winning Formula 1 car leads Honda’s squad of sporty products
Fresh from an emotional race in Austria, the first Formula 1 victory for Honda in 13 years, and another win at the Hockenheimring in Germany, the Honda stand at Frankfurt features the Honda-powered Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15. Currently piloted by young drivers Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon, the team currently lie 3rd in the constructors championship with nine rounds of the 2019 season to go.

The Formula 1 car leads a squadron of Honda’s sporty products at Frankfurt.

Civic Type R and Sport Line

The record-breaking Civic Type R continues to draw interest and excitement from customers seeking the ultimate in front-wheel drive performance hatch. Featuring Honda’s 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO engine and trademark six-speed manual transmission, the car has a maximum power output of 320ps and 400Nm of torque. The car is one of the fastest accelerating in its class, with an overall top speed of 272km/h.

At the other end of the Civic range, Honda is showcasing the Civic Sport Line. Featuring sport design elements both inside and out, the car is powered by a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder VTEC TURBO unit, with a maximum output of 126ps and 200 Nm of torque.

HR-V Sport

The range of sport products is completed by the HR-V Sport. Launched earlier this year, the car continues to deliver the balance of strong design, technology and packaging that has made HR-V a global best-seller. This Sport edition is a more potent version of the standard car, featuring a 1.5-litre VTEC TURBO unit, with a power output of 182 ps and 240 Nm of torque. ‘Performance Damper’ technology provides a more responsive and direct driving feel and is unique to this variant. The car is completed with sport design cues inside and out, including gloss black treatments, matte black alloy wheels, and dark red leather interior.


6. Honda accessories information
Honda’s automobile range is further augmented at Frankfurt with a range of optional accessories.

The CR-V Hybrid is displayed with a style pack, featuring enhanced body-colour finish for front and rear bumpers, and side sills. 19” CR1901 Alloy wheels feature rombo silver windows and a diamond cut surface. On the inside, the standard wood effect inserts are exchanged for textured silver.

The HR-V Sport benefits from further exterior styling upgrades, including a front bumper decoration and tailgate spoiler. Illuminated door sill trims display the HR-V logo in blue and are finished in brushed aluminium.

Civic Type R includes a carbon exterior pack, consisting of door mirror caps, B-pillar trim, rear wing spoiler and rear diffuser all finished in carbon fibre. A unique red element is included in the carbon fibre weave pattern to accentuate Type R’s aerodynamic detailing.

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Re: Buletinul oficial HONDA
« Răspuns #138 : Octombrie 26, 2019, 07:22:39 a.m. »
All-new Jazz leads electrification charge for Honda

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    Next generation of iconic Jazz features two-motor hybrid technology as standard
    “e:HEV” hybrid technology delivers outstanding refinement and efficiency
    All-new Jazz first to feature “e:Technology” branding that will spread to all of Honda’s future electrified products
    Addition of new ‘Crosstar’ variant
    Advanced connectivity provides an intuitive user interface and wireless smartphone mirroring capability
    Class-leading space retained, with significantly improved comfort levels
    Improved SENSING safety system
    New Jazz launched in European markets in 2020

 

Honda has unveiled the all-new Jazz, featuring advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time. The new generation of the popular B-segment hatchback builds on the class-leading comfort and space Jazz is known for with exceptional “EV-like” driving dynamics and advanced technology and safety features.

The new Jazz will introduce the efficiency benefits and performance of hybrid power to the mass market and accelerate Honda towards achieving its ambition of all its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022.

The next-generation Jazz will be the first model in Honda’s European line-up to wear the new “e:HEV” powertrain badging. This is the first example of “Honda e:Technology” branding that will feature across all future electrified products.

 

New Crosstar variant unveiled

Another addition to the Jazz range is the new ‘Crosstar’ variant, designed to appeal to those seeking a more crossover style design. Available with the same hybrid powertrain and interior features as the standard model, the new Crosstar features increased ride height, a unique front grille design, water-resistant upholstery and integrated roof rails.

 

New minimalist clean design

Honda's next-generation B-segment hatchback presents an evolution of the instantly recognisable monospace silhouette of the Jazz. The seamless, clean design philosophy that will define future Honda models follows the key concepts of function and beauty first seen in the Honda e.

Thanks to new structural technologies, the A-pillar is half the width of that on the previous model, improving forward horizontal visibility. The sleek A-pillar design is enabled by greatly improved torsional rigidity and new structural technologies that move impact stress towards the front quarter light pillars.

Natural, crisp lines run horizontally along the sides of the car, with a fresh simplicity of form. The sharper, more vertical shoulder lines emphasise the rear fender and wheel arches, reinforcing the car's broader stance and sense of stability. The rear design of the car echoes the clean lines at the front, with a sleek new horizontal light cluster layout and discrete roof spoiler.

 

Outstanding hybrid performance: e:HEV

For the first time ever in Europe, Jazz will only be available with an advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain, which provides an exceptional blend of strong and effortless driving performance and impressive fuel economy. The system is newly developed for Jazz and provides a smooth, responsive and direct driving feel.

 

New intuitive connectivity

Intuitive infotainment technology with seamless in-car connectivity and a WiFi hotspot ensure occupants can stay connected with everyday life. The new LCD touchscreen interface features familiar smartphone-style usability, with swipe controls to browse recently used applications and media lists. The comprehensive suite of in-built apps can be supplemented by seamless smartphone mirroring, via built-in Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is available for Jazz occupants via a wireless connection for the first time.

 

Interior: quality and comfort

The interior quality of the all-new Jazz provides levels of comfort and spaciousness unrivalled in the B-segment.

The contemporary interior layout echoes the clean look of the exterior, complemented with an uncluttered, user-friendly instrument panel. The wide centre console armrest also echoes interior specifications of higher segment cars.

New wider, body-stabilizing front seats feature mat-structure support, replacing the previous spring set-up, to help prevent fatigue on long journeys. Improved rear-seat design and a thicker rear seat pad provides greater comfort for passengers too.

The thin A-pillar design improves horizontal visibility comfort for occupants, with the abundance of natural light through the expansive windscreen and front quarter lights serving to enhance the sense of spaciousness in the cabin.

 

Clever packaging retains unrivalled space

The all-new Jazz retains class-leading levels of interior space that was the hallmark of previous generations through the clever packaging of hybrid drivetrain components into the chassis and within the engine bay. Key to maximising cabin room is the positioning of the fuel tank in the centre of the chassis beneath the front seats, which is unique in this class. This enables the Jazz to retain the exceptionally versatile rear Magic Seats that offer both “fold-flat” or “flip-up” seat flexibility, depending on cargo space required.

 

Honda Sensing provides comprehensive safety package

To complete the strong package of the new Jazz, Honda provides the most comprehensive suite of advanced safety features and driver aids in its class.

 

The scope of the brand's Honda Sensing technology has been enhanced with the application of a new wider, higher-definition camera, replacing the previous camera and radar set-up. This enables improved awareness of vehicle surroundings, including recognition of verges without kerbs or roadside markings.

 

The Collision Mitigation Brake System (CMBS) is improved with night-time operation to detect pedestrians and cyclists when there is no street lighting, and now applies the brakes when oncoming vehicles cut across or turn into the path of the car. The new camera system also enables Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) to follow traffic at low speeds in congestion and applies Lane Keep Assist on urban and rural roads – as well as multi-lane highways – for increased safety in more situations.

 

Sales of the next-generation Honda Jazz for European markets is set to start in mid-2020.

 

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Re: Buletinul oficial HONDA
« Răspuns #139 : Octombrie 26, 2019, 07:24:19 a.m. »
Honda accelerates its ‘Electric Vision’ strategy with new 2022 ambition

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    Accelerated ‘Electric Vision’ strategy will see all Honda’s European mainstream models electrified by 2022, three years earlier than previously planned
    New global 'e:Technology' branding revealed for all future electrified products in automobile, motorcycle and power product ranges.
    Six electrifed cars to be launched over the next 36 months
    Forthcoming Honda e and hybrid-only Jazz are key models for achieving emission goals for Honda in Europe
    Honda and leading European energy supplier Vattenfall sign Letter of Intent to introduce flexible energy contracts, utilising renewable energy and tailored specifically for EV users

 

Honda is further accelerating its electrification plans for Europe by moving forward its goal for all of its European mainstream models to feature electrified powertrains by 2022. The bold new target announced during an 'Electric Vision' event in Amsterdam, is three years ahead of the previously announced 2025 goal, demonstrating the confidence Honda has in its electric and hybrid powertrain technology.

This acceleration will see 6 electrified models launched over the next 36 months, with the Honda e and new hybrid-only Jazz leading the way.

Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, commented: “The pace of change in regulation, the market, and consumer behaviour in Europe means that the shift towards electrification is happening faster here than anywhere else in the world. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, we need to act sooner to meet these challenges head-on.

I’m delighted to announce that all of Honda’s mainstream models here in Europe will be electrified not by 2025, but three years earlier, by the end of 2022,just 36 months from now.”

 

e:Technology

 

Honda also revealed its new 'e: Technology' branding, which will unify all electrified products from across the business under the same global name.

For automobiles, as well as signifying the environmentally-friendly credentials of the product, the badging will denote the type of powertrain; Jazz will be the first vehicle to carry the “e:HEV” branding, standing for “Hybrid Electric Vehicle”.

The advanced two-motor hybrid technology that will power the all-new Jazz hatchback has already met with widespread acclaim across Europe for delivering high-levels of real-world efficiency and refinement in the 2019 CR-V Hybrid.

Unlike traditional hybrids, where the electric motor assists the engine, in Jazz e:HEV the engine produces electricity which assists the motor. The result is the smooth ride and crisp acceleration of an electric vehicle matched to Honda’s unique control technology — offering outstanding environmental performance without compromising driver enjoyment.

The next-generation Jazz will be available in 2020 and has made its global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

 

Six electrified models in 36 months for European region

Honda have also confirmed how it will reach this ambition. Including the all-new Jazz and Honda e, six electrified models will be launched for the European market in the next 36 months. This includes a further battery electric vehicle and a range of e:HEV equipped models.

Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, “This shift to electrification will change the face of our model line-up considerably. Our two-motor hybrid technology will be spread across the model range and we will bring further battery electric product to the market.”

 

Honda’s Energy Management business for Europe takes shape

Away from announcements about its automobile range, Honda also revealed the next step in its energy management business for Europe by announcing a collaboration with Vattenfall, a leading European energy supplier.

This collaboration will allow Honda to provide the world's first flexible energy contract specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. The partnership marks a key milestone for Honda in the development of the energy management solutions business that represents an important pillar of its ‘Electric Vision’ strategy in Europe.

In a Letter of Intent, signed on 23 October 2019, the two companies confirmed their intentions to jointly develop and market a flexible energy contract that will allow EVs to be charged at the most cost-effective times, relative to grid demand. The tariffs – available to owners of any brand of electric vehicle1 – also promote the use of electricity generated through renewable sources including hydropower and wind farms, realising Honda's vision for sustainable future energy supply. This service will initially be launched in the UK and Germany in 2020, with other European countries to follow.

This key strategic partnership is the next step in Honda’s Energy Management Business in Europe which will ultimately proliferate the use of domestic power chargers, urban charging solutions, commercial energy services and advanced vehicle to grid (V2G) technology.

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Notes to editors:

1: Dependent on vehicle compatibility

 

About Vattenfall

 

Vattenfall is a Swedish energy company, fully owned by the Swedish state. Main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. Vattenfall is one of Europe’s leading producers of renewable energy and the company wants to enable a fossil free life within one generation. Vattenfall operates numerous hydro-, wind- and solar power plants, including one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, Thanet, UK.

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« Răspuns #140 : Octombrie 26, 2019, 07:25:43 a.m. »
Honda partners with Vattenfall to deliver flexible energy contracts for European EV users

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    Honda and Vattenfall sign a Letter of Intent to introduce flexible energy contracts specifically tailored for EV users
    Europe-first agreement supports the active management of grid demand while maximising the use of renewable energy
    Vattenfall is a leader in the European energy supply market
    Honda will launch its first commercial energy service during 2020 to coincide with the launch of the Honda e

 

Honda has today announced a collaboration with Vattenfall, a leading European energy supplier, to provide a flexible electricity tariff specifically tailored for electric vehicle (EV) owners in Europe. The partnership marks a key milestone for Honda in the development of its energy management business that represent an important pillar of its ‘Electric Vision’ strategy in Europe.

 

In a letter of intent signed on 23 October 2019, the two companies confirmed their intentions to jointly develop and market a flexible electricity tariff that will allow EVs to be charged at the most cost-effective times, relative to grid demand. The tariffs – available to owners of any brand of electric vehicle1 – also promote the use of electricity generated through renewable sources including hydropower and wind farms, realising Honda's vision for sustainable future energy supply. This service will initially be available in UK and Germany in 2020, with other European countries to follow.

 

Vattenfall will also oversee the installation of Honda Power Charger domestic charge points, through preferred contractors in both the UK and Germany. The system consists of a charging unit that can be wall or pedestal mounted, with a maximum output of 7.4kW (single phase power supply) or 22kW (three-phase power supply). At 22kW, Honda e owners will be able to charge to 100% capacity in 4.1 hours, assuming a 32-amp supply, significantly faster than through a standard wall socket.

 

For EV users who park in on-street urban environments, customers of the new service will be able to use the ubitricity network of charging points together with its ‘smart cable’ mobile metering technology. ubitricity has a rapidly growing network of chargers in cities throughout UK and Germany, with 1,700 alone in London.

Jorgen Pluym, Energy Management Project Leader, Honda Motor Europe, commented, “This collaboration is a key pillar in the delivery of our energy management business for Europe. Partnering with Vattenfall will allow us to provide EV users with cost-effective charging for their vehicle while maximising the use of renewable energy. Honda is a true leader in this space and we excited about the potential for this new business area.”

Tomas Björnsson, Head of Vattenfall E-mobility said, "Our goal is to make it easier for EV drivers all over northwestern Europe. This important partnership shows that you can easily contribute to a fossil free world, powered by renewable electricity, and at the same time lower your costs,”.

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Notes to editors:

1: Dependent on vehicle compatibility

 

About Vattenfall

 

Vattenfall is a Swedish energy company, fully owned by the Swedish state. Main markets are Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the UK. Vattenfall is one of Europe’s leading producers of renewable energy and the company wants to enable a fossil free life within one generation. Vattenfall operates numerous hydro-, wind- and solar power plants, including one of the world's largest offshore wind farms, Thanet, UK.

 

About ubitricity

 

ubitricity – Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH: The objective of Knut Hechtfischer and Dr. Frank Pawlitschek when they founded ubitricity in 2008, was to enable electric vehicles (EV) to recharge using energy from renewable resources wherever they were parked. Today, the company is one of the leading providers of intelligent solutions for EV charging and billing. ubitricity combines technical expertise, such as the development of the mobile electricity meter, with the possibilities of digitalisation. The result is technically simplified and cheaper charging points, allowing a widespread expansion of charging infrastructure using lampposts. In addition, this approach solves the challenge of vehicle-specific billing for fleet management and the real estate industry. The mobile electricity meters also make it possible to turn EVs into intelligent storage for the electricity network – a key component for the development of renewable energy.  www.ubitricity.com


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HONDA TEASES UPDATED CIVIC TYPE R AT 2020 TOKYO AUTO SALON

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    Honda kicks off 2020 with first image of new Civic Type R
    Honda adds new ‘Indy Yellow Pearl II’ colour to NSX range

Honda kicks off the new year with a first look at the updated 2020 Civic Type R high performance hatchback. Unveiled today at the Tokyo Auto Salon, customers and enthusiasts have been given a glimpse of the new model’s revised exterior.

 

Iconic paintwork option now available for NSX in 2020

The pinnacle of Honda’s sports car offering, the three-motor hybrid NSX supercar, also gets an update for 2020. The car will be available in a new ‘Indy Yellow Pearl II’ paint finish. This colour heritage was previously used on the original iconic NSX and S2000 models in Europe.

Created to bring a ‘New Sports eXperience’ to the supercar segment, the NSX is the ultimate representation of Honda performance. Respecting the core characteristics and differentiators of the original NSX, the current generation Honda NSX pursues an altogether new and revolutionary idea for Honda supercar performance. The twenty-first century ‘human-centred supercar’ marries timeless sports car values with next-generation advanced sports hybrid power technologies.

 

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ALL-NEW HONDA JAZZ: REDEFINING COMPACT CAR DESIGN

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    Honda Jazz completely redesigned to meet the needs of everyday life
    New ‘Yoo no bi‘ design philosophy further enhances trademark Jazz strengths of comfort and utility with premium materials and interfaces
    User-centric interior functionality delivers class-leading comfort and convenience
    Jazz Crosstar model adds SUV-inspired ruggedness

 

When designing and developing the latest generation Jazz, Honda engineers took the bold step of completely reimagining the iconic model from the ground up. In the process they conceived a compelling new proposition in the compact segment: an all-new city car that combines exceptional efficiency with outstanding everyday usability, ready to meet the needs of modern consumers.

 The new seamless and contemporary design evolution introduces a beautiful simplicity to the timeless shape of Jazz. Its smooth contours follow the short nose, long roof line and cabin-forward style of previous generations, to form the instantly-recognisable monoform silhouette. The result adds a new emotional appeal to the class-leading levels of comfort and practicality for which the Jazz is renowned.

To revolutionise the essence of its compact city car, Honda focused on a new design philosophy, encapsulated in the Japanese notion of 'Yoo no bi'. This recognises the beauty that exists in everyday items, which have been honed over time to make them even more beautiful and ergonomically satisfying to use for their specific purpose.

"We have developed this car as an entity that has the power to enrich the daily lives of those who use it." explains Takeki Tanaka, Large Project Leader.

The unusually smooth exterior surface treatment and sleek front face are key to achieving a sophisticated visual balance, with all the different exterior surfaces, including the C-pillars and rear combination lamps, blended together, devoid of any lines.

For the designers, creating the right visual proportions was key to creating a harmonious styling characteristic, inside and out. The overall height is reduced, which combines with a forward-leaning tailgate design to create a more compact-looking, well-balanced cabin and a reassuringly surefooted stance.

Baek Jongkuk, all-new Jazz designer, explains, “I wanted to create a car which was a “kind companion” for the owner, while maximising its usability. I did this by minimising unnecessary features and simplifying exterior lines to deliver a car which features a friendly, fresh appearance, complete with a comfortable and practical interior.”

Sleek styling enhancements, including a refined rear roof spoiler and a premium-look light cluster design, complement the dynamic Jazz shape and maintain the well-balanced profile. The spokes and rims of the hybrid aero wheels are designed to be as thin as possible, making them appear larger to complement the dynamic Jazz shape. Even the steel wheels achieve a look resembling premium alloy wheels, providing an elegant foundation for the balanced side profile.

To broaden the appeal of the model, the rugged Jazz Crosstar variant presents a more SUV-style proposition, orientated toward those with active lifestyles. The model's increased presence comes from a bold front grille design, substantial black trim and stylish side sills and roof rails. The Crosstar-specific alloy wheels, which widen towards the rim, create an increased sense of stability and enhance the overall robust visual effect.

 

Creating a comfortable, feel-good interior

The philosophy of 'Yoo no bi' continues in the clean, minimalist interior, wrapping utility, practicality and functionality in a simple, uncluttered ergonomic cabin. To introduce the car’s pleasing utility, durable materials such as water-repellent fabric and contemporary, soft-touch dashboard materials are applied throughout the cabin.

The uncluttered, user-focused dashboard incorporates a slim instrument panel that sweeps horizontally across the cabin, with no visor effect restricting the field of vision, further enhancing the sense of exceptional spaciousness. With Honda placing ultimate usability at the core of the design ethos, the central HMI 9-inch touchscreen and 7-inch full TFT instrument cluster – included as standard – are simple and easy to read. All convenience features and controls are easy to reach and use, contributing to a stress-free driving experience.

Adding to the refined ambience, the flat, wide centre console armrest is height-aligned with the door armrest, echoing the interior comfort levels of larger, premium cars.

Front seat occupants also benefit from Honda's newly developed body stabilising seat frame that increases comfort levels and provides greater lumbar support. The unique two-spoke steering wheel is designed to further emphasise the interior’s spaciousness, with the angle and adjustment range revised to increase comfort for all drivers. Class-leading rear seat space and increased seat padding thickness means adults can sit in the second row in comfort.

 

Engineering the perfect compact city car

To incorporate the new two-motor hybrid drive – which is included as standard for the first time - while retaining unrivalled spaciousness and outstanding comfort levels, new advanced structural technologies were required. The ultra-thin A-pillars that initiate the one-motion arc flowing from the bonnet to the rear fenders incorporate a number of world-first technologies, with impact stress diverted to the pillar behind. This innovation, developed in conjunction with interior and exterior designers, enabled the nose to be shortened and the cabin moved forward, allowing interior space to be maximised.

With pillar thickness halved, Jazz designers have enhanced the sense of airiness in the cabin for all occupants. An abundance of natural light is admitted through the panoramic windscreen and front quarter glass, which also provides both the driver and front seat passenger with an unobstructed, expansive field of vision. The sweeping A-pillars and a sleek door-mirror design also minimise noise and drag caused by wind turbulence and increase aerodynamic efficiency, further enhancing interior refinement.

Clever packaging – for which the nameplate has long been associated – is retained, ensuring that the Jazz features a flat floor to incorporate its practical rear magic seats. This ingenious configuration allows the seats to fold-flat or flip upright, offering optimum versatility to accommodate loads of various shapes and sizes. A wider tailgate opening and new stepless flat floor makes loading and unloading the boot easier than ever.

The next-generation hybrid Jazz, which will be available in Europe from summer 2020, will spearhead the brand's commitment to see all its car model ranges in Europe electrified by 2022. Prices will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

 

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