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Honda outlines ‘Electric Vision’ at 2017 Geneva motor show

Honda electric vision 2017

Honda has outlined its ‘Electric Vision’ that two thirds of European Honda’s sold by 2025 will feature electrified powertrains.

President and COO, Katsushi Inoue, has revealed key details of the brand’s new Electric Vision at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

The announcement confirms that Europe is at the forefront of Honda’s global electric vehicle strategy.

Inoue-san said: “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’s focus on electrification in Europe will initially be driven by a roll-out of hybrid technology across its automobile range. The first new hybrid model, which will feature Honda’s two-motor hybrid system, will go on sale in 2018.

Honda will also make plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles commercially available to European customers.

Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell model will be showcased at Geneva, following the arrival of the first cars in Europe at the end of last year. The Clarity Fuel Cell delivers a maximum range of 434 miles.

The arrival of Clarity Fuel Cell in Europe as part of the Europe-wide HyFIVE (Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles) initiative reinforces Honda’s commitment to drive the adoption of fuel cell vehicles and the creation of a viable hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across the region.

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