SWINDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: The Honda logo is seen on a worker's Honda Civic parked in the car park at the Honda car assembly plant following the announcement that the firm is to axe 800 jobs on January 11, 2013 in Swindon, England. The Japanese car maker, which employs 3500 people and assembles the Civic, Jazz and CR-V models at the Wiltshire plant, blames weak demand in the Eurozone for the cuts.
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The Japanese carmaker recently announced that it will add a new Honda Hybrid model to its automobile lineup by mid-2018. In fact, this model was pegged as a part of the company's efforts in creating electric vehicles for the future and to diminish its carbon emissions.
At present, American Honda Motor Co. focused on introducing one of its latest Honda hybrid models at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with the 2018 Honda Odyssey. After which, the company likewise announced that a new model is under works and would be released by 2018.
As reported by Honda, this the latest Honda hybrid models to be featured in the future would form part of their Honda Electrification Initiative which would create a wider portfolio for the company to the electric automobile market. On top of which, the company would likewise incorporate the two-motor hybrid powertrain to the upcoming light truck lineup.
Per company president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo, half of the latest Honda hybrid models would launch in the United States two years from now and would be electric vehicles. As part of their effort to diminish or eradicate carbon emissions through their production line of automobiles, Honda likewise aims to achieve such goal by 2050 with a 2030 release of the market's possibly most energy-efficient models. At present, electric vehicle features had been installed into the Honda Accord hybrid model which could run with 49mpg labeled as the most fuel efficient mid-sized sedan in the United States alone.
By 2016, Honda had likewise established the Clarity series of electric vehicles through the Clarity Fuel Cell. This feature could be purchased by consumers in select California Honda dealers which had also been pegged as the vehicles with the highest range of zero-emissions automobiles in America, reported Car Scoops.
The latest Honda hybrid models would be produced at the company's United States plant which would be the herald of electric vehicles lineup of the brand and was predetermined to form part of two-thirds of the company's global sales by 2030. The specs and features of the said models were to revealed before the launch dates of such.