The Japanese automaker is not overdoing it yet with electrification. But that is about to change thanks to a whirlwind of news.
Honda started playing with volts and amps back in 1997, when it produced a subcompact hatchback called the EV Plus. Approximately 340 units were produced, the first truly mass-produced electric car of the brand became the Honda ez 2020 – that is, if we do not count the electric version of the Clarity model, which is only available for leasing in selected American states. The brand now has the e:Ny1 crossover on the market and will launch the Prologue SUV early next year. A taste of future global electric cars will then take place at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 9.
Electrification is a means for Honda to achieve carbon neutrality, which it has committed to by 2050 for all products and business activities. By 2040, it intends to increase the ratio of sales of electric cars and cars with fuel cells to 100 percent worldwide. Therefore, at CES, Global CEO Toshihiro Mibe and Global Executive Vice President Shinji Aoyama will present Honda’s vision for an EV company and launch a new range of global EVs. According to the only published “taster” photo, we expect a futuristic and bold design from them – we’ll see in a month.
In addition to cars and motorcycles, the Japanese Honda also produces separate engines, generators or garden equipment. The company was founded in 1948 by Soichiro Honda. Since 1950 it has been the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.
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