Honda Parts Meet the Standards of the Reduction of Fuel EmissionsWritten by Jenny McLane
Honda ties up with SELEV, “Study of Extremely Low Emission Vehicles”, a Riverside program hosted by University of California, which shows advantage of upgrading internal combustion engine technology in reduction of vehicle emissions. Several years ago, this reduction to some level has been conceived impossible but due to advancements in technology nowadays everything is made possible and tangible to some extent.
Two years ago, this program has been launched primarily for dwindling environmental condition as main reason. Among concerned partners of SELEV are U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and Manufacturers of Emission Controls Association. The university’s College of Engineering Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) spearheads this innovative research. The study has been endowed by at least $10 million from Ford as a donation. The amount has been of great help for researchers in their tactics of finding ways of lessening fuel emissions of new-generation vehicles so as not to add up with already degrading air pollution that poses great risk to people’s health.
Going environment-friendly, no wonder, Honda Motors Corporation continues to launch and introduce to buying public low-emission vehicles such as that of latest Honda Accord and rest of new-generation vehicles in its fleet. Due to successful study and promotion of technology that tests vehicle emissions at lower levels, another milestone in automotive era poses significant measures and likewise challenges entire realm of auto manufacturers in automobile world.
Performance and Safety Equation Redefined for Volvo XC90 PartsWritten by Jenny Mc Lane
How does it feel to have World's First third-row passenger head-and-shoulder protection with Inflatable Curtain (IC) and world's most intelligent All Wheel Drive System (AWD) in your vehicle? You have that peace of mind and comfort isn't it. This is how Volvo offers new 2005 XC90 complete with Innovative new Roll Over Protection System, which includes first use of Roll Stability Control to reduce chance of rollover, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) and Special collision compatibility to help passengers in smaller vehicles For versatility and performance it has two power trains and electronically controlled All Wheel Drive system. A 2.9L twin turbocharged DOHC inline-6 cylinder engine (268 hp and 280 ft lbs torque at 1800 RPM) with 4 speed automatic transmission and a 2.5L low-pressure turbocharged DOHC inline-5 cylinder engine (208 hp and 236 ft lbs torque at 1500 RPM) with 5 speed automatic transmission completes its power train. The environment, which is an utmost priority for Volvo, has T6 engine certified as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV), a 2.5T engine certified to meet high ULEV II standard and a Standard Interior Air Quality System.