Honda Helps Launch Program to Advance Ultra-Clean Vehicles

10/27/2000 6:23:00 AM

Honda has joined forces with several leading environmental organizations to study and advance ultra-clean vehicles while evaluating their air quality benefits. The College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have partnered with Honda to form this cooperative partnership. UCR will house the research for this distinctive collaborative program.

"Some of the near-zero emission vehicles being developed today are so clean that their emissions are virtually undetectable by existing measurement equipment," said Ben Knight, vice president, Honda Research & Development. "These amazing advancements in automotive technology are driving the need for cooperative technical research to assess the potential benefits of these vehicles. We believe this open, cooperative research coupled with the advancement of this emissions measuring technology will benefit society."

Both acclaimed leaders in innovative automotive technology, Honda and CE-CERT partnered last year to create Intellishare, a smart car-sharing research program which involved more than 200 participants using 15 Honda EV PLUS electric vehicles.

Joseph Norbeck (CE-CERT), Chancellor Raymond Orbach (UCR), Alan Lloyd (CARB), Tadao Hayashi (Honda R&D Japan) and Ben Knight (Honda R&D Americas) joined together to commemorate the announcement of a collaborate research program between Honda and CE-CERT to better understand extremely low emission vehicles.