Honda launched its first electric vehicle Honda e last year. It is a small, compact model that is purely for city driving.
Japanese auto major Honda Cars has decided to move away from traditional ICE vehicles to move faster towards electric cars. Honda’s new CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, held his first press conference after taking office and outlined his plans for the company, focusing entirely on carbon neutrals.
Mibe said Honda’s goal is to sell only electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles by 2040. He said, “Honda will work extensively to meet the challenges in the areas of environment and safety. At the same time, Honda will also focus on mobility, power unit, energy and robotics for the future.
The Japanese carmaker will first try to increase the battery ratio of its electric vehicles by 40 percent by 2030 in all major markets, while by 2035 it will try to increase this figure to 80 percent. After this, the company will stop those trains completely by 2040, then it runs on conventional fuel.
Honda launched its first electric vehicle Honda e last year. It is a small, compact model that is entirely for city driving and whose battery capacity is almost half of the Model 3. It only runs on 280 km of charging. Earlier this week, Honda E won the World Urban Car of the Year award. Honda has also unveiled the SUV E: prototype at the recent Shanghai Auto Show. This is the first of 10 EV models that the carmaker plans to launch in China in the next five years.
Apart from four-wheelers, Honda is also focusing on its two-wheeler category of electrification. The company also aims to launch three new EV models in this segment in the next three years.
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