Honda Confirms 2009 Accord Diesel, CR-Z Hybrid for Production
October 26, 2007 2:21 PM
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Honda's 2.2-liter i-CTDi diesel engine
2008 Honda Accord EX Sedan
Honda readies its diesel engines for passenger vehicles in the U.S.
reported in early June that Honda's newly redesigned Accord
would receive a diesel engine
. Honda today confirmed that the 2009 Honda Accord would be available with an optional 2.2 liter i-CTDi 4-cylinder Tier 2 Bin 5 diesel engine.
The diesel engine is reported to produce in excess of 150 HP, while torque -- always a diesel strength -- is pegged at 260 lb-ft. The diesel will be emissions legal in all 50 states and is set to deliver real word fuel economy in excess of 40 MPG.
If the fuel economy estimates pass the
Environmental Protection Agency's testing
, that would make the diesel Accord more fuel efficient than the previous generation Accord Hybrid and Toyota's current Camry Hybrid.
The 2.2 liter diesel is expected to be closely followed by a
new 3.5 liter V6 diesel destined for Honda's large vehicles
. The engine is 30 percent more fuel efficient than the current 3.5 liter V6 gasoline engine used in the Odyssey, Pilot and Ridgeline according to the
In addition to the diesel news, Honda also announced that the
CR-Z hybrid concept
will make it to production. The small two-seater uses the same powertrain as the
(4-cylinder gasoline engine, Integrated Motor Assist and CVT) and is likely to better its 40 MPG/45 MPG city/highway EPA ratings.
The CR-Z will be accompanied by a
$22,000 five-seat Global Small Hybrid
(GSH) which will do battle with
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RE: Here's a solution Honda
10/26/2007 6:33:35 PM
He didnt quote the number of crude barrels consumed, and he wasn't talking about corn oil, or bio diesel, he was talking about ethanol.
Diesels can be made to run on tar if you know what you are doing,thus requiring much less refinement of the fuel.
What I would like to see is the amount of energy that the sun puts down onto the surface of the earth defined by some unit area, and then compare that to current energy use. Combine that with the efficiencies involved, and the acreage of farmland and voila. Thats where all this junk needs to start.
The energy source is the sun, all of our "renewable" energy solutions would require that the daily balance of energy consumed is not greater than that converted from sunlight. Should be pertty easy to weed out the viable options from there.
I think that kind of analysis is why the defense department is looking at space based energy collection.
This article isn't just blowing smoke. They might be looking for proposals in the next 2 years to begin technology demonstrations. If bio-fuels were a viable energy option I believe the defense department would be investing in developing powerplants based upon using it and
better methods for its creation.
RE: Here's a solution Honda
10/26/2007 8:48:36 PM
dude! stay with us. we have enough attention deficit people flocking (and writing) on Dailytech.
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