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Three of Honda's cleanest cars will compete in the very first RAC Future Car Challenge in November. The new Honda Jazz Hybrid has been entered in the Brighton to London event, alongside the hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity fuel cell car and a sporty hybrid CR-Z.

Starting at Madeira Drive in Brighton, the Future Car Challenge uses the traditional 60 mile veteran car run route, but in reverse. The three Honda cars will be retracing the route taken by Honda Motor founder, Soichiro Honda, when he tackled the London to Brighton event in 1985.

All participating cars in the Challenge are measured on the energy they use on the route, with those using the least energy over the 60 mile run crowned the winners.

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Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept

Monday, 12 March 2007

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a compact sports car that features advanced hybrid technology – proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R&D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

it will take hybrids into mainstream motoring

John Kingston, Environmental Manager, Honda UK.

This new car will be sized between the Jazz and the Civic and is being designed specifically for hybrid technology, rather than being an adaptation of an existing design,

said Honda UK environmental manager John Kingston at the Geneva show.

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