General Motors and Honda rev up plans for EV batteries

The two firms are already working on a “more affordable commercial solution” for fuel cell and hydrogen storage systems

Honda provides power management for V2G project

Honda has announced it will provide power management units for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the UK. The EV-elocity consortium aims to demonstrate the business case for the technology by helping businesses and electric vehicle (EV) owners recognise the financial opportunities presented by harnessing, storing, using and selling surplus renewable energy. The project has secured […]

Major carmakers, energy giants bet €10.7bn on hydrogen

Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Total and Shell are among the major carmakers and energy giants that are joining forces to invest €10.7 (£9.2m) in hydrogen technologies in the next five years. A total of 13 energy, transport and industrial companies are forming ‘Hydrogen Council’ to highlight its benefits and the role it can play in the […]

Full throttle for Honda’s Brazil wind farm

Japanese automotive giant Honda announced it has officially opened its 27MW wind farm in Brazil. Its wind power business subsidiary Honda Energy invested around €3.2 million (£2.5m) in the wind farm, which will generate around 95,000 MWh of electricity every year. The project is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 2,200 tonnes annually. […]

Wind turbines start producing power for Honda

Two wind turbines (pictured) installed at Japanese automotive giant Honda’s factory in the US have started producing power. Located in Russells Point in Ohio, they are expected to generate around 10,000MWh of electricity per year and supply 10% of the factory’s needs while also cutting carbon emissions. Energy services company ConEdison Solutions will own and […]

Honda factory's solar farm gets Dutch investor

A solar energy farm which will help power Honda’s car part factory in Swindon has a new Dutch investor. Eneco has been named as the new investor in the 10MW Sevor Farm project which will provide around 64% of the annual energy needs of the nearby HUM engine plant. This is part of Honda’s flagship […]

Honda to build wind farm in Brazil

Japanese automotive giant Honda is set to invest around 100 million Brazilian reals (£32m) to develop a wind farm in Brazil. The project will include nine turbines with a total capacity of 27MW and will be built in the city of Xangri-la in the southern Rio Grande do Sul state. The plant is expected to […]

UK’s first hydrogen filling station opens on the M4

The UK’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station officially opens today at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Swindon. Anyone with a hydrogen-powered vehicle can charge at the station, at both standard pressures of 350 bar and 700 bar. The facility is a joint venture between industrial gases company BOC and economic development company Forward Swindon. The Swindon […]

Honda caves to local pressure against wind farms?

Honda’s plans for a wind farm at their car factory in Swindon is under threat from local opposition. The company had planned to team up with green energy company Ecotricity to build three turbines, but yesterday it submitted a back up proposal for just two turbines at the site. Local residents had voiced concerns over […]