Honda to Electrify Global Car Sales by Two-Third
Honda Motor Company, the Japanese automaker is working on improving and introducing the electrification car technologies in the automobile industries. Honda CEO & Motor President Takahiro Hachigo spoke about the aim, at the company’s press meeting, and said: “Honda will strive for electrifying about two-thirds of its global automobile unit sales by 2030.”
To achieve the aim, Honda is going to put hybrid based models as the central focus. In addition to the development of the fuel cell vehicles; the company will also strengthen the overall development of electric vehicles as well.
Hachigo even talked about improving and expanding the playing field to include the motorcycle segment. He mentioned Honda yearning to promote the cause of electrification of commuter models, and plans regarding the introduction of new models, which will include an electric scooter that’ll be out in 2018.
To expedite the development of electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker has been strengthening development, and research division. In October 2016, Honda had established and Electric Vehicle Development Division within Honda R&D. The division has been given the charge of development of electric vehicles, including the body and engine systems.
Not only content with electrification, Honda is also in the race with other car companies to achieve level 4 autonomous vehicles by the year 2025. There is a race going on among automakers around the world.
According to Hachigo, the Honda sensing technology will be spread across all the new models. These models will encompass various markets of Honda, including North America, Europe and China.
The company wishes to make automated driving technologies automated for highway driving by 2020 and then further improve for cities.
There are plans that Honda will launch a new design direction this fall at an auto show. The new design direction along with technologies will strive to create an evolved driving experience which performs at the will of the car driver.