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I drive many thousands of miles each year and to protect the environment I
purchased a Honda Hybrid car in May 2007. This car uses a small petrol engine
and an electric motor in an integrated propulsion unit.
The car returns some 45-50MPG and in addition is exempt from the London
congestion charge. There is also a considerable saving in the car tax disc which
is only £15 per year. All in all, I have been delighted with this car and
recommended it to others.
Honda engineering also saved my life this week when I was involved in a crash
which wrote off the car. The car was badly damaged but the driver's protection
cell remained fully intact. My fear was that the car would catch fire,
particularly with the high power batteries used within the car. My fears were
unfounded. The Fire and Rescue Service cut the roof off the car so that they
could slide me out on a spinal board. There was some concern that I may have had
a whiplash injury. The Paramedics cut my suit off so that they could put a
canula into my arm ready for any actions the hospital may need to carry out. The
ambulance service took some Polaroid photographs of the scene and I was amazed
that after being checked over at the hospital I was able to leave with no more
that a bruise where the seat belt had been.
Had my car been an old one or one of a less robust nature then I doubt
whether I would be writing this blog
Will I buy another Honda Hybrid?
I have already bought a new one to replace my one year old friend. I can
drive it with confidence, knowing that in addition to doing my bit for the
planet, Honda is doing all it can to ensure that I am safe in my car and even if
the worst happens I have the best chance of surviving.
Thank you Honda
About the Author
Chris Eden FIBC, MISSA, ACQI is a director of Quality Matters Limited an
established independent management consultancy based in Essex, UK which
BS OHSAS 18001:2007 - Health & Safety Management consultancy.
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2008-07-11 13:43:36 in Business Articles