This excerpt taken from the HMC 6-K filed Sep 14, 2005.
Outlook for Fiscal 2006
In fiscal 2006, we expect unit sales of power products to grow 9.2%, to 5.79 million units.
Domestically, we will target increased sales of the Salad FF5000 mini-tiller, launched in September 2004. We will also continue promoting our compact, home-use cogeneration system.
We will strive to further boost sales of power products in North America, centering on the EU2000i inverter-equipped mobile generator for camping and leisure use, in response to emerging customer needs. In the United States, we will spearhead new initiatives aimed at commercializing our home-use cogeneration system.
In July 2005, Honda will release the iGX440, a next-generation, general-purpose engine featuring enhanced user-friendliness, superior environmental performance and reduced noise thanks to adoption of electronic engine speed control*3 and other technologies.
Meanwhile, we will step up efforts to supply highly competitive, Asian-made products, notably the GX series, to customers in each region.
Through these initiatives, we are targeting further sales increases, especially in North America and Asia.
Honda has combined its original electromagnetic inverter technologies with the worlds smallest(i) natural gas engine (GE160V) in an efficient layout to create a small, lightweight generation unit. Due to its compactness, the unit can be installed in the home and boasts an overall energy efficiency of 85%. It also emits approximately 30% less carbon dioxide than conventional natural gas-powered generators or hot-water heating units using natural gas.(ii)
With Hondas original electronic engine speed control technology, the electronic control units continuously monitors throttle opening and engine speed, electronically regulating the throttle to maintain a constant engine speed, even under changing engine load conditions.