The edge of a Honda

The 1980s have been a nice transition point for many, when the cult of the American Top 40 went global. One of the hallmarks of this era is the birth of awareness of how we as consumers kill the environment with the harmful gases produced by our hair sprays and our vehicles. I can still remember being taught in elementary school how humans and technology are the main source of pollution and how technology cannot work on its own without its by-product. Nowadays, we can only look back and feel ashamed at the moment when we care more about the size of our hair than if what we are doing is harming the environment or not.

Fortunately for us, in recent years, car manufacturers have also taken the path of being aware of their surroundings. As more and more people show an interest in preserving the earth, so too is the demand for companies that support Sustainable Development. Among the giants of car manufacturing, Japanese automaker Honda leads the way with new innovations that do not compromise respect for nature. Until now, the company has presented models that are equipped with environmentally friendly technology that meets EURO 4 emission standards.
Two of the most popular “green” engines launched by Honda are the i-DSI engine and the i-VTEC engine.

The i-DSI engine

The name i-DSI stands for Dual Intelligent Sequential Ignition. This Honda engine has obtained a certificate of “Excellence in Low Emissions” from the Japanese Ministry of Transportation. The i-DSI is known and loved by many for its lightweight, compact, high-output engine that packs plenty of horsepower and ample torque, regardless of RPM level. The efficient combustion of this engine at any rpm translates into cleaner exhaust gas emissions.

The i-VTEC engine

Taking its name from its ability to change valve and timing on the intake and exhaust sides, the VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) engine is praised by many not only for its performance but also for being a pioneer among others. valve mechanisms. The i-VTEC engine can be found in Honda models such as the Civic (for its 1.8 SOHC and 2.0 DOHC models), the Accord (for its 2.4 and 3.0 V6 models), and the CRV. This engine boasts fuel efficiency while delivering optimal performance, burning less fuel and producing fewer pollutants. When many enthusiasts thought there’s no way VTEC could get any better, Honda has produced its smarter twin with i-VTEC, producing a system that’s greener and more world-friendly.

I feel that as more automakers get on the bandwagon of caring for our mother earth, we are given not only a good choice of which vehicles to buy, but also the opportunity to work for a worthwhile cause. In fact, the technology should be harnessed as a means to improve function without compromising the ecosystem. Technology that seamlessly blends into one’s lifestyle without posing any threat to the environment is definitely a vision worth painting for.