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Headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, Honda manufactures automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, scooters, robots, jets and jet engines, ATV, watercraft, electrical generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment, and aeronautical and other mobile technologies. Honda's line of luxury cars is branded Acura in North America. In October 1946, Soichiro Honda established the Honda Technical Research Institute in Hamamatsu, Japan, to develop and produce diminutive 2-cycle motorbike engines. It can be said that Honda was a Japanese motorcycle manufacturer. Two years later, the Honda Motor Company was born.

Honda sold 415,692 cars last year, making it the 17th most popular manufacturer in the UK. Their best-selling model is the Civic, with over 17,164 cars registered on UK roads. A common choice of trim for Honda Civic buyers is the I-Dtec SE+. These figures will be updated after September 2016, when the new 66 registration plate is released.

Honda produces more than 12 million internal combustion engines each year. In 1964, it entered Formula One as a constructor for the first time. Later, in 1983, it returned to Formula One, initially with another Formula Two partner, the Spirit team, before switching abruptly to Williams in 1984. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Honda-powered cars won six consecutive Formula One Constructors Championships. In 1998, Honda came back as an official engine supplier to British American Racing and Jordan Grand Prix. It was announced on 5 December 2008 that Honda would be exiting Formula One with immediate effect due to the 2008 global economic crisis.

Honda is also one of the most active brands concerned with the development of alternative energy. Its cars use several drivetrains, such as compressed natural gas, flexible-fuel, as well as hybrid technology and hydrogen fuel cells for concepts. As of April 2011, ten of the fourteen Honda plants in N. America were operating with zero waste to landfills, with total waste to landfills reduced by 94% since 2001. Thirteen of the plants are also ISO 14001 certified, whilst 83% of Honda’s N. American supply chain is also ISO 14001 certified. In the UK, Honda’s Swindon plant is ISO 14001 certified and cut landfill waste per car from 71kg in 1994 to just 6kg in 2007.