Danica Patrick was on hand as the Honda Center was officially inaugurated as the home for the Anaheim Ducks. It is the first time that Honda has had its name on a major sports venue-if you consider hockey a major sport. Visitors can expect to find Honda product displays at events and plenty of branding on the marquees and videos. Check out hondacenter.com for all details.
Honda has pushed up the drop date for its first fuel cell vehicle to 2008, one year ahead of schedule. By the time it's released, Honda says the environmentally friendly vehicle will be three times as efficient as a conventional gasoline engine and twice as efficient as hybrid technology. Driving range will also improve dramatically by the time of its limited release in Japan and America.
Honda has developed an engine that will be able to run on 100-percent ethanol. Up to now, gasoline has had to be added to ethanol to run in low-temperatures. This mixture hinders performance and fuel economy and emissions levels. The new Honda engine adapts to different ratios of gasoline and ethanol, depending on the situation. Ratios run from 20 to 100 percent to optimize performance and fuel efficiency at every level. The Flexible Fuel Vehicles are available now in Brazil, where bio-ethanol is very popular.