Honda’s new Hybrids help brand top the U.S. EPA Trends Report. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – March 6, 2019 The U.S. EPA released its Automotive Trends Report showing Honda is now the most fuel-efficient automaker in America. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy of any major automaker for the 2017 model year. The 2019 EPA Automotive Trends Report ranked Honda first with a U.S. fleet average fuel economy of 29.4 miles per gallon (mpg), a five-year improvement of 3.1 mpg, and 4.5 mpg above the industry average for MY2017. In 2018, Honda set new all-time records for sales and production of electrified vehicles in America, spurred by the introduction of the 2019 Insight hybrid sedan built at the Greensburg, Indiana plant, and the start of production of the redesigned 2019 Accord Hybrid in Marysville, Ohio. The company added production of its two-motor hybrid power unit in Russells Point, Ohio, and assembly of the hybrid battery packs for both the Insight and Accord Hybrid at its Marysville, Ohio plant. The Honda Clarity vehicles now features battery electric, fuel cell and plug-In hybrid variants also contributed to the company's increased alternative fuel vehicle footprint and reduced CO2 emissions. The 50-state Clarity Plug-In Hybrid topped all other plug-in hybrid models in total U.S. sales in December, January and February. 2019 Honda Insight Decent first drive results from Honda’s most efficient hybrid. Globally, Honda intends for two-thirds of its automobile sales to be electrified vehicles by 2030 and is making substantial investments to produce electrified vehicles in America, including the current Insight and Accord Hybrid, along with the Acura MDX Sport Hybrid and Acura NSX hybrid supercar. Honda projects that two-thirds of its global automobile sales will be electrified by 2030. In North America, the Honda Electrification Initiative will see Honda's electrified powertrain technologies applied to an expanding portfolio of cars and light trucks in the years ahead. Honda is working to reduce the environmental impact of its products throughout their life cycle, including reducing waste, emissions and further improving the energy efficiency of producing, distributing and selling Honda and Acura products in North America. This includes a 93 percent reduction in waste sent to landfills from Honda plants in North America.