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Honda Plans To Offer EV-Only Lineup In North America By 2040

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In recent months, a number of automakers have committed to phasing out ICE-powered vehicles from their respective lineups in the coming years and replacing them with electric vehicles. This includes General Motors, Nissan, and Ford (in Europe only), to name a few. Now, Honda is joining that group, as the Japanese automaker has announced that it plans to transition to a fully battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell lineup in North America by 2040.

Like others, Honda will take a progressive approach to this change, aiming for 40 percent of its sales to consist of electric vehicles by 2030, 80 percent by 2035, and 100 percent by 2040. To meet this goal, Honda will be introducing a series of EV models built on its new e:Architecture platform.

These EV models will first be introduced to the North American market, and then to other regions of the world. Moreover, Honda is jointly developing two large-sized EV models using GM’s Ultium batteries, and is planning to introduce these crossovers to the North American market as 2024 model year vehicles – one being a Honda branded vehicle, and the other from the Acura brand.

Honda also announced that it will produce the solid-state batteries for its new EV models in-house beginning in the second half of this decade. The automaker does not currently build its own batteries but is in the process of researching ways to lower costs and increase capacity, and plans to verify its production technology using a demonstration line later this year.

Meanwhile, Ford has dramatically changed its stance on in-house EV battery production over the last few months. After former CEO Jim Hackett initially dismissed the idea as being economically unfeasible, new Ford CEO Jim Farley recently admitted that there’s a good possibility that the automaker will build its own batteries in the future.

We’ll have more on what Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Lee Glidewell

    Who cares? P!$$ on hondas and all the rest of the recycled chevrolets, electric vehicles and battery operated, unsafe junk.

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    1. Njia

      Maybe take a breath and sit this one out, Champ.

      Reply
  2. royl

    I can remember when we, the United States, was going to be 100% metric in a few years….. I see how that has worked out.

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    1. Njia

      And we should have, but didn’t because ‘Murica or something.

      Reply
    2. GaryB

      all the nuts and bolts on the US manufacturers cars are now metric. Its just construction fasteners, lawn mowers, and building supplies still in Freedom Units. I did once try making bread using metric units (grams) instead of cups and it turned out better. Our fault for measuring stuff like flour by volume instead of weight.

      Either way, cresent wrenches for the win. They dont give a shit if its metric or english. Its coming off.

      Reply
  3. me

    Tokyo can’t wait to convert your USD into yen.

    Reply
  4. Tigger

    Sounds like bull$hit to me. Im sure by 2040 the Detroit Lions plan on winning ten super bowls as well.

    Reply

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