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Two-Thirds Honda Lineup to Be Green Cars by 2030

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Japanese automaker Honda has announced that at least two-thirds of its car lineup will be hybrids, fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles by 2030, rising from 5% now.

The new strategy has been announced by Honda's president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo.

Hachigo said that the company is planning to introduce a plug-in hybrid type for every major model out there.

As far as Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) are concerned, the Clarity Fuel Cell Model will be introduced in Japan in 2016 first and later on in other markets.

Honda is also planning to introduce another fuel cell vehicle with powertrain being developed jointly with General Motors.

The company wants to advance this technology further and introduce a product by 2020.

Hachigo said: "For the further reduction of CO2, in addition to the advancement of downsized turbo engines, we will position plug-in hybrids at the core of electrification in the future and introduce an all-new plug-in hybrid model in North America by 2018."

"After that, we will make a plug-in hybrid type available for our major models and increase the number of models sequentially."

Apart from pursuing EV technology, the company will also work on downsizing turbo engines and also to introduce plug-in hybrid models.

He also mentioned that Honda is planning to introduce and mass produce EV-CUB, a concept electric motorcycle within two years and start selling it in the Japanese market.

The company also wants to electrify lawn movers and construction machines and enhance their lineup to further reduce CO2 emissions.

This is the future strategy of Honda. The present strategy for North America is to introduce models such as Pilot, Ridgeline CR-V, Odyssey and Acura MDX in 2016 and 2017.

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