Honda plans to electrify the entire European model rangeMarch 10, 2019
The Japanese company Honda chose the Geneva Motor Show to announce its intention to electrify its entire lineup in Europe by 2025.
The Japanese automaker announced plans to electrify most of its entire European model line by 2025 – it was only two years ago, but now this strategy implies FULL electrification of cars for Europe by the same date.
“Since we made our first promise in March 2017, the transition to electrification has accelerated significantly. Environmental concerns continue to drive demand for more environmentally friendly vehicles. “
“Technology is rushing forward relentlessly, and people are starting to change their view of the cars themselves,” said Tom Gardner, senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe.
To reach its ambitious goal, Honda will expand the range of products and services in the field of energy management. This includes the further development of the Honda Power Manager bi-directional charger and the possibility of releasing its commercial version.
“This is an important step for Honda, and we intend to take a leading position in this direction of development, launching energy services … in order to create additional value for grid operators and electric vehicle consumers,” Gardner added.
One of the most important cars in the Honda electrification plans is the e Prototype. Shown at the Geneva Motor Show, the hatchback will receive a production version later this year. Its power reserve will exceed 200 km, and the “fast charge” function will allow the battery to charge up to 80% in 30 minutes.
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