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Honda Working On Two New EV's For 2018

Honda Working On Two New EV's For 2018

Like most Japanese automakers, Honda Motor Company is sort of playing catch-up when it comes to electric vehicles. The company’s focus on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles has left it lacking when it comes to full EV’s, but AutoCar reports the company is going to really start making up the gap in 2018 with two new EV’s.

According to the report, one of the two will be exclusive to the Chinese market, while the other will be a global vehicle. Details surrounding either vehicle are few and far between, but Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo has offered up a few nuggets of information on the aforementioned global EV, saying it will utilize a “high-density, lightweight battery pack, integrated heat management and the evolution of energy transfer functions – both to and from the vehicle.”

The global product is expected to be revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Details surrounding the China-exclusive model are simply unknown at this time.

Honda’s accelerated electrification plans stem from the company’s self-imposed goal to have two-thirds of its vehicles sold in 2025 be powered by an electrified powertrain. To aid in that goal, Hachigo created a new Electric Vehicle Development Division within the company to focus its R&D efforts more strongly toward electrification.




About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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