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Honda announces electric vehicle commitment at Frankfurt motor show

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Honda has confirmed that electrified technology will now feature in every new car model it launches in Europe.

The announcement was made by Honda president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo during his conference speech at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show.

He made the commitment as Honda’s new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept.

At a global level, Honda aims to have electrified technology in two thirds of its new car sales by 2030. In Europe, the target year is 2025, as interest is particularly strong.

At the event Honda introduced the new CR-V Hybrid Prototype which goes on sale from 2018.

The CR-V Hybrid powertrain does not need a conventional transmission – instead, a more compact multi-mode unit with a single fixed-gear ratio delivers torque seamlessly to the wheels.

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  • Bob the Engineer - 13/09/2017 12:22

    CR-V Hybrid looks promising. A bit disappointing that unlike the Outlander PHEV's two, the Honda has only one drive motor so can only be FWD and not 4WD. Confusingly Honda refer to the alternator as a 'generator-motor' when its neither providing no motive power and is not a generator as such as the power comes from the petrol engine. Its simply a large alternator to turn engine rotation into electrical power for the battery and/or the single drive motor. If nothing else the Outlander PHEV is a relatively sure-footed thing. Honda should consider a rear axle motor version.

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