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HUDs, Honda, and Advanced Safety

Staying in complete control behind the wheel is important to your safety and the safety of those around you; of course, when your vehicle is equipped with amazing safety technology, it's all the easier to have a smooth ride. Honda recently filed for two patents about some incredibly advanced safety tech and we knew we have to share the news with you.

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Honda, Transmissions, and Technology

To help save on gas, many vehicles with an automatic transmission employ a CVT - short for "continuously variable transmission" - but that could change soon! Or, at least, be one of a few options. We recently found out that Honda filed a patent for an 11-speed transmission, and that spells good news for drivers that want a more engaging experience on the road.

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Lighter Materials for Honda Hybrid Engines

Our favorite Japanese automaker is always thinking of ways to make their vehicles more efficiently and, recently, they announced they'd be making hybrid engines in a new way. Previously, hybrid engines relied on rare-earth metals for production but, with the projected cost of these metals increasing by 14% a year, it was clear that a new process was needed.

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The Honda Odyssey and Pilot Recalled for Fuel Tank Issues

Keeping safe on the road is important and, when we learn about any recalls that our favorite Japanese automaker has announced, we know we have to get the word out! Recently, Honda announced that both the 2015-2016 Odyssey as well as the 2016 Pilot are being recalled for fuel tank issues. If you or anyone in your home drives these vehicles, please read on for more details.

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Celebrating 40 years of the Honda Accord!

Just a heads up folks, if you stop by Piedmont Honda Apex today, don't be alarmed if you find we've broken out the sparklers a little early. No, we're not jumping the gun on celebrating Independence Day, we're celebrating the big 40 for the Honda Accord. So, in honor of this incomparable sedan, here are some fun historical Honda facts about the Accord through the years.

  • When it first debuted in 1976, the Honda Accord didn't look anything like the sedan we all know and love today! Its humble beginnings were as a two-door subcompact…
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Honda adds a plug-in hybrid and electric configuration to upcoming Clarity

Though fuel cell vehicles have been around for quite some time, they have never been incredibly popular. Now, Honda aims to change the profile of the fuel cell vehicle with its much-anticipated Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.

Late last week, Honda announced that in addition to the Clarity Fuel Cell's late 2016 release, it's model line would also be supplemented by the addition of the Honda Clarity Electric and Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, slated for a 2017 release. 

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Honda Plans for an Electric Future

Plug-in hybrids will be "at the core of electrification in the future" for Honda, said Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo.

The advantages of a plug-in hybrid are clear. For short trips, they act like an electric car, running off battery power alone, and not burning a single drop of gasoline.

However, where the all-electric car falls short is during longer trips, where limited infrastructure means drivers often have difficulty finding a charging station. The plug-in hybrid also has a fuel tank, and when the battery doesn't have enough charge to get you to your destination, it can operate just

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