New Honda EV to launch on dedicated electric car platform this autumn

New Honda EV to launch on dedicated electric car platform this autumn

0 comments 📅14 June 2017, 14:30

All-new EV policy to underpin Honda’s upcoming electric car; wireless charging also on the way

Honda last will and testament reveal a new fully electric vehicle this autumn, possibly at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Lay bare, Auto Express can reveal. The model will be one of the first vehicles from Honda to be based on a new dedicated EV stand and is likely to showcase a new design language from Honda.

By 2030 Honda wants two-thirds of its epidemic sales to be made up of electrified vehicles. Of that proportion Honda President and CEO Hachigo-san told Auto Get across that around 50 per cent will be hybrids and plug-in hybrid models, while fully energized and fuel cell vehicles will make up the remaining 15 per cent. 

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Hachigo-san, added: “We will strengthen the evolution of fuel cell vehicles as well as battery electric vehicles. In addition to a China elegant model scheduled to go on sale in 2018, a dedicated EV model for other regions is controlled by development. We will introduce this model at an auto show this autumn.”

Mini is known about the vehicle at this stage other than it will be based on a new exciting vehicle architecture, which should be able to adopt various other electrified powertrains such as composite and plug-in hybrid power. Honda has said the platform will adopt a ‘high density, lightweight battery congregation’. 

Honda also recently established a new Electric Vehicle Development Division to assist accelerate product plans, while a tie-up with Hitachi Automotive System in February wish see both brands jointly develop new electric motors for future vehicles.

A new ultra extravagant charging system is also under development, which Honda claims when one pleases be able to generate 150 miles of range in just 15 minutes. Wireless charging technology is also being worked on at the anyway time. 

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