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Honda Named “Greenest Automaker”

Union of Concerned Scientists cites maker for 5th time.

by on Oct.08, 2010

The Honda FCX fuel-cell vehicle produces no emissions whatsoever when fueled from a solar-powered hydrogen pump.

Honda has been named the Greenest Automaker by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the fifth time the group has given the honor to the Japanese maker.

The award honors the company whose U.S. motor vehicle fleet produces the lowest levels of smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions.

“Honda’s decade-long claim to the Greenest Automaker title has set a high bar for the industry,” said Jim Kliesch, a senior engineer with the Union of Concerned Scientists.

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The science-based non-profit previously named Honda Greenest Automaker in 2007, 2004, 2002 and 2000.

Taking such a title might have meant relatively little in the early years but has become an increasingly important honorific – and marketing tool.