Honda Clarity Electric

Honda Clarity Electric

Honda Motor Co. President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo announced at the Honda Meeting 2017, his company's future direction into electrification with a focus on plug-in hybrids.

All-New Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid At NY Auto Show Debut (Photo: InsideEVs/Sebastion Blanco)

All-New Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid At NY Auto Show Debut (Photo: InsideEVs/Sebastion Blanco)

Two-thirds of total Honda car sales to be electrified models by 2030.

The plug-in hybrids in this strategy will be equipped with a new powertrain unique to Honda.

The Japanese manufacturer intends also to continue further work on all-electric and hydrogen fuel cell cars (naturally).

New plug-in models and an electric scooter to be introduced in 2018.

4. Enhancing the introduction of electrification technologies

We strive to electrify two-thirds of global automobile unit sales in 2030.
Our development will put a central focus on hybrid-based models utilizing a high-efficiency plug-in hybrid system unique to Honda.
As for zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), we will strengthen the development of electric vehicles (battery EV) in addition to fuel cell vehicles (FCV).
Battery EV: In addition to a China-exclusive model scheduled to go on sale in 2018, a dedicated EV model for other regions are also currently under development. We will introduce this model at an auto show this fall.
In order to further increase development speed, we are strengthening our system and capability for the development of electrified vehicles. In October of last year, we established within Honda R&D an Electric Vehicle Development Division, a specialized team which will be in charge of developing the entire vehicle including the powertrain and body.

We are striving to promote the electrification of commuter models, and we are planning to introduce some new models including an electric scooter in 2018.
We are currently working on the research and development of a highly-convenient system for electric commuters, which feature a detachable mobile battery that is easy to replace and/or recharge. We are considering to conduct demonstration testing of this mobile battery in collaboration with the Japan Post Co., Ltd. in Japan.