Happy Honda Days Sales Event

Happy Honda Days Sales Event

Wherever your travels take you this season, get on the holiday road in a Honda. At Honda Oakland we have put together some extra special savings options for you to make our 2017 year-end, the best ever.

I think you’ll be surprised at how easy and affordable it is to get a newer model Honda with all of the new safety and infotainment features. Please give us a call today so we can update you on our latest incentives and let you know what your trade is worth. You can reach us at (866) 822-9314.

Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050, industry says

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2018 Clarity Fuel Cell in Honda of Oakland’s Showroom

BONN, Germany — Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday.

To encourage industries to use hydrogen, Toyota and Air Liquide helped set up the Hydrogen Council, a global lobby launched in January this year.

Its 27 members include automakers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Honda and Hyundai, and energy firms such as Shell and Total.

The council said using hydrogen for transport, energy generation, energy storage, industry, heat and power could cut annual carbon emissions by 6 billion tonnes by 2050.

“This would … contribute roughly 20 percent of the additional abatement required to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius,” the council said in a report released on the sidelines of a U.N. climate conference in Bonn.

To achieve a two-degree limit this century agreed by governments in Paris in 2015, the world must reduce energy-related carbon emissions by 60 percent by 2050.

The report said one in 12 cars sold in California, Germany and Japan were expected to be powered by hydrogen by 2030.

By 2050, hydrogen could power 400 million cars, 15 million to 20 million trucks, around 5 million buses, a quarter of passenger ships and a fifth of non-electrified train tracks, as well as some airplanes and freight ships.

Achieving this shift in transport and other sectors would require investment of $280 billion by 2030, with about $110 billion to fund hydrogen output, $80 billion for storage, transport and distribution, and $70 billion to develop products.

Fuel cell vehicles combine hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity to power an electric motor, producing water as a byproduct. However, making hydrogen from fossil fuels, a common route, also produces some greenhouse gas emissions.

So far the take-up of hydrogen vehicles is tiny and industry experts say their wider use is years away, with high purchase prices and a lack of refueling stations the major barriers.

But some firms, such as miner Anglo American and carmaker Toyota, are pushing for fuel cell cars to play a role even with the rise of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs).

Woong-chul Yang, vice chairman of automotive research and development at Hyundai said EVs and hydrogen fuel cell cars were needed because EVs were better for city driving and fuel cell vehicles better for longer journeys.

Some countries have set targets for hydrogen use, such as China, which aims to have 1 million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2030. Britain has a 23 million pound ($30 million) fund to accelerate the take-up of hydrogen vehicles.

Some Chinese firms are interested in joining the Hydrogen Council, Pierre Etienne Franc, vice president of the hydrogen initiative at Air Liquide, told Reuters. “Most probably we will have a Chinese member in the next six months,” he said.

The council believes that, with the right policies, the investment needed was “feasible” and the hydrogen market could see revenues of more than $2.5 trillion a year.

Original credit: autoblog http://www.autoblog.com

 

2018 Honda HR-V

Versatile, Segment-Leading 2018 Honda HR-V Arriving Now

With its stylish coupe-like design and SUV functionality, the versatile and segment-leading (1) 2018 Honda HR-V is here. The HR-V has become America’s best-selling subcompact SUV(1), outpacing all other subcompact SUVs.

For 2018, the Honda HR-V offers a vibrant new color, Aegean Blue Metallic, available on select trims. The HR-V also features a refreshed wheel design with black-painted inserts available on select models to enhance its sporty personality.

The 2018 HR-V will continue to deliver one of the most versatile interiors in the segment, thanks to Honda’s 2nd Row Magic Seat that offers four different modes for multiple seating and cargo-hauling configurations. With the 2nd row seats folded down, the HR-V has 100.1 cu. ft. of passenger space and 58.8 cu. ft. of cargo volume (LX FWD), space that rivals some competitors’ midsize SUV offerings.

The 2018 HR-V is also fun to drive, with lively yet secure handling and a standard 6-speed manual transmission (2WD models). The HR-V is powered by a responsive 1.8-liter SOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine with i-VTEC valvetrain. The HR-V is available with Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System for outstanding all-weather handling and control. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is available on all models, and a 6-speed manual transmission is available on the LX and EX trims with 2WD.

The 2018 Honda HR-V offers standard safety and driver-assistive features including anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) electronic stability control system, a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and more.

For more information on the award-winning 2018 HR-V or to schedule a personal driving experience, please give us a call at 866.839.2119.

1 Based on Urban Science retail sales data for 2017CYTD June.