The list of announcements of new electric vehicles keeps growing, and now Honda is enriching the list. So far most Japanese car makers have been hesitant, although some have been offering hybrids (Toyota Prius) or electric vehicles (Nissan Leaf). Some even work on fuel cell, which in my opinion is a dead horse. But now the Japaneses’ concerns about electric drive seem to have disappeared.
At the Tokyo Motor Show Honda-president Takahiro Hachigo talked about Honda’s commitment to electric vehicles:
“Honda has been working on the development of various technologies and products which will contribute toward the realization of a carbon-free society and making good progress in making our gasoline-powered vehicles cleaner and more fuel efficient. In the area of automobiles, we have been expanding the lineup of hybrid vehicles and will continue to strengthen hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV models from here forward. With our products equipped with electrification technologies, Honda will continue striving for the realization of our enduring passion to realize the joy of helping people and the joy of driving. Honda will continue taking on challenges to expand the life’s potential of our customers.”
Here are some pictures of the car concept that was presented today.
This article has also been published in German.