Honda Set to Release Eco-Friendly Versions of NSX, HondaJet

Sometimes you've gotta spend green to go green

November 28, 2017 9:00 am

When asked what his guilty pleasure was, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates confessed that he loves traveling by private jet.

And for someone like Gates — who knows the realities of man-made climate change and is pledging millions of dollars to help thwart it — flying private truly is a reason to feel guilty: it’s very hard on the earth, if exponentially more comfortable than flying commercial.

So Gates may want to take a look at the new HondaJet. It can fly from L.A. to Vancouver using less fuel than its competitors, and its over-the-wing engine mount was a collaboration with GE to provide a more efficient fuel system that’s also quieter inside while providing more room for storage.

In addition to the jet, Honda also just added a hybrid version of the much-beloved (and recently revived) Acura NSX to their lineup. The supercar now delivers 573-hp and all-wheel torque, along with electric steering and braking for extra precision.

The car retails for $159,000 and the jet is $4.9m.

Guess you’ve gotta spend green to go green.

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