The fourth-largest automobile market in the world as of 2019 is India, which is regarded as a desirable market worldwide. India is regarded as a country with price-sensitive residents, though. Here, the term “price” refers to the vehicle’s purchase price as well as its upkeep and operating expenses. Honda introduced HET technology in 2013 after realising the customer mileage context and the quickly rising cost of fuel. The HET technology helps to deliver better mileage results, the company claims. What then, does this technology actually do?
What is HET or Honda Eco Technology
HET, which stands for “Honda Eco Technology,” is a term used to describe a technology developed by Honda to improve the two-wheelers’ fuel efficiency. How exactly does it improve mileage estimates, though? In other words, by enhancing the combustion process, significantly reducing friction, and gearbox optimisation.
How Does Honda Eco Technology or HET Operate?
The Honda Eco-Technology was designed and developed by Honda. Then, Honda two-wheelers like the Activa, Aviator, Dream Yuga, and Dream Neo were equipped with this technology. Honda Eco-Technology, according to Honda, enhances combustion. Friction is reduced, and the gearbox is optimised. It improves fuel economy and engine power as a result.
Honda claims that its new Honda Eco-Technology improves the two-wheelers’ fuel efficiency. Consequently, it produces a “Dream Mileage.” Actually, the internal test ride mode of the Honda determines the mileage. It is, however, very similar to riding in cities. Honda Eco-Technology also enhances combustion and substantially lowers friction. Additionally, it improves the Honda engine’s gearbox.
Changes Done By Honda
Decreased friction :- Using a crank with an offset to reduce friction. As a result, using an offset crankshaft greatly reduces friction between the moving parts.
Improved Efficiency :- Significantly reducing the weight of the components that move back and forth. Furthermore, efficiency is increased by lightening the reciprocating parts.
Improved combustion process :- Additionally, low tension piston rings and an improved bearing oil seal are used. The ideal combustion pressure is maintained by using a low tension piston ring. Furthermore, a better bearing oil seal contributes to tight sealing.
Also Using a highly ignitable nickel spark plug and the optimised inlet port to improve combustion. The spark plug made of nickel is also very ignitable. It enhances combustion as a result. And as a result, it improves the two-wheelers’ mileage.
Optimized gear ratio :- Increasing mileage while maintaining power by optimising the driving force & Pulley Converter Ratio. According to Honda, the business is able to maintain power while also increasing mileage by optimising the pulley converter ratio & driving force.
In comparison to the older non-HET versions, Honda has improved fuel efficiency by up to 11% as a result of all these changes. The Honda portfolio currently includes the HET engine in the Activa, Dio, Shine, Unicorn, Livo, CD 110 Dream, and Hornet 2.0, among other vehicles.