While some car companies are announcing their plans for 2020 or 2025 at most, Honda is stretching up to 2030 when it comes to its eco-friendly vehicles.
CEO Takahiro Hachigo told Autonews that, by the end of the next decade, the automaker is planning to increase its alternative-powered car sales in the United States, from both the Honda and Acura brands, to more than two-thirds.
What this means is that American Honda Motor Co. is targeting more than 1 million hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fuel cell vehicles and EVs, a very ambitious plan, considering that the company delivered just 2,329 hybrid cars through June, 2016, in the US.
However, the manufacturer that brought the first hybrid to this side of the pond in 1999 – the Insight, now has just four electric models in its lineup – the CR-Z, which will be discontinued soon, RLX, Accord Hybrid and NSX. These will be joined by the new Clarity FCV this year and, according to the same Hachigo, the lineup will continue with the arrival of a new PHEV sedan next year, and possible hybrid versions of the Civic and CR-V, by the end of 2020.
In addition to the US market, Honda is also planning to increase its global hybrid and electric vehicle sales to approximately two-thirds of total deliveries, by 2030.
Note: Honda FCV Concept pictured