Honda to re­cy­cle ve­hi­cles

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

HONDA has started scrap­ping 1055 Brio, Jazz and City light cars that were sub­merged dur­ing the Thai floods that started in late Oc­to­ber last year.

The en­vi­ron­men­tally fo­cused car­maker hopes to re­cy­cle as many com­po­nents as pos­si­ble but won’t dam­age cus­tomer con­fi­dence by reusing parts from the dam­aged ve­hi­cles, or re­pair and on-sell the ve­hi­cles it­self.

The me­dia was in­vited to the mass de­mo­li­tion to show the spe­cial­ist work­ers hired by Honda to dis­man­tle the cars were do­ing it in the most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly way pos­si­ble.

They are drain­ing liq­uids from the en­gine and then dis­sem­ble the car in a step-bystep process. Where pos­si­ble, com­po­nents will be re­cy­cled for use in new ve­hi­cles.

Fi­nally, the skele­ton of the car is lifted by a crane into a mas­sive mo­bile press­ing ma­chine which com­pacts the chas­sis.

The metal cube is then shi-

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