The company wants to have electrified powertrains in two thirds of its European cars sold by 2025.
Yes, Honda’s Geneva exhibition is focused around the awesome Civic Type R in production form, but the Japanese manufacturer is also using the show to outline its green future. Under the Electric Vision slogan, the carmaker promises it will have electrified powertrains in two thirds of European cars sold by 2025, confirming once again that the Europe is “at the forefront of Honda’s global electric vehicle strategy.”
“We will leverage Honda’s global R&D resources to accelerate the introduction of a full portfolio of advanced, electrified powertrains for the European customer,” Honda Motor Europe’s President and COO, Katsushi Inoue, commented.
The first step of the project will be the launch of a hybrid model, which will feature the brand’s two-motor hybrid system and will arrive sometime next year. Eventually, most of the vehicles in Honda's portfolio will gain hybrid versions, and will be followed by plug-in hybrid, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, planned to be made commercially available to European customers.
In support of its commitment to “drive the adoption of fuel cell vehicles and the creation of a viable hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across the region,” the company will be showcasing the Clarity Fuel Cell vehicle in Geneva. The first examples of the machine landed in Europe late last year and the marque claims they have a maximum range of 434 miles on a single charge, based on NEDC driving cycle.