There are several key points that Honda researched before deciding to go ahead with the project. These were:
• That wind power was the best renewable energy resource for the plant utilize.
• That the project would in fact be cost effective and help to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of the plant.
• That the turbines would have no adverse effects on the surrounding environment or wildlife.
Once completed and put into operation, the turbines will supply about 10% of the plant's power requirement, roughly 10,000 megawatts per year.
Gary Hand, vice president of Honda Transmission, commented on the local response to Honda's plans to move forward with the project. "We appreciate the support we have received from the township and our neighbors that will help Honda reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This is just one of many ways that Honda is seeking to reduce our environmental footprint."
The decision to push towards using a more renewable energy source in their manufacturing is only a part of Honda's goal to reduce their overall environmental impact. Honda vehicles continue to be more and more effective at using fuel, allowing drivers to go further for less.
Honda is also working on cutting fossil fuels out of the equation entirely. The fully electric Fit EV can be charged right from the driver's garage and has an average range of around 82 miles, more than twice of most drivers' daily commutes.
Current models like the 2013 Honda Civic are capable of reaching an EPA-estimated 39 mpg on the highway, while still matching the model's classic low price. Even more fuel efficient Hybrid models are available as well, extending past the sedan realm into the sporting segment with the tough yet fuel efficient CR-Z (http://www.middletownhonda.com/
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