Fuel consumption is a major factor that dictates the consumer choice when purchasing a new car. Manufacturers know this, and this is why in recent years we have seen the arrival of various technologies meant to improve the fuel economy of new vehicles.
Honda is among those manufacturers. They offer several technologies that are able to reduce fuel consumption on their vehicle lineup. Here are a few such technologies, as explained by the sales team from Chambly Honda.
Eco Assist is your personal trainer for economical driving. Consider it a guide that lets you know if the more economically-oriented behaviour that you have adopted while driving is effective, and if the fuel consumption has been reduced, or not.
The Eco Assist technology is composed of bright strips of light located in the instrument panel. They change colour depending on how you are driving. When speeding up in a linear fashion and without any sudden braking, all the while maintaining a reasonable speed, the strip of light will turn green. This indicates that the driver is driving in such a way that highly reduces his or her fuel consumption.
Earth Dreams refers to an elaborate philosophy used by Honda engineers when designing various engines for the Honda lineup. The goal was to minimize consumption while improving engine performance by ensuring that everything works optimally. Honda engineers have therefore reduced the internal friction from various components, in addition to ensuring that the engine and transmission work as efficiently as possible.
When pressing the green button located in the cockpit of several Honda Civic models, it enables the ECON mode, a driving mode that allows you to lower your fuel consumption by reducing the energetic demands on the engine. When the ECON mode is activated, the acceleration becomes more linear. The system adjusts the settings of the various systems of the car to reduce the energy consumption. It results in fewer requests made to the engine, and so fuel economy is then improved.
Together, these three technologies work together to help reduce the fuel consumption of your Honda vehicle. Obviously, the basic rules still apply and it’s still important to drive without exceeding the permitted speed limits. It’s especially important to avoid sudden acceleration or braking if the goal is to improve your fuel economy. If we can adopt a more economy-oriented behaviour, Honda’s green technology will further improve the engine performance and the car.