Honda announces EV commitment

Honda has announced that electrified technology will now feature in every new car model launched in Europe.

The announcement was made by president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

He made the commitment as he unveiled Honda’s new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept. ‘This is not some vision of the distant future; a production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019,’ he said.

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.

Philip Ross, senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe, then introduced the CR-V Hybrid Prototype, which will be on sale next year and its first hybrid SUV sold on the continent.