Brand-completely new Honda Two-Motor Hybrid design Coming in 2018
The star of Honda’s booth at the 2017 Detroit auto show is actually the completely new 2018 Odyssey with its configurable seats, floating roof, in addition to 10-speed automatic transmission. although a footnote announcement revealed in which Honda is actually bringing an all-completely new dedicated hybrid in 2018 in addition to will begin using its two-motor-hybrid system in its light-truck lineup.
These plans are key pieces in Honda’s overall electrification initiative. According to Honda president in addition to CEO Takahiro Hachigo, half of Honda’s all-completely new vehicle launches from the next two years will feature some sort of electric-drive technology, in addition to the company has set a goal to have two-thirds of all sales come through electrified vehicles by 2030. Its ambitious objective is actually to cut total C02 emissions in half through 2000 levels by 2050.
Honda didn’t give many details about what form the completely new hybrid design will take, although the company noted in which in which will use the same two-motor system employed from the Honda Accord hybrid, which earns an EPA rating of 49/47 mpg city/highway. The hybrid design will complement the Clarity, seen below, which is actually currently available as a fuel-cell vehicle in addition to will be joined by all-electric in addition to plug-in-hybrid versions in which year.
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Honda also is actually scheduled to announce a two-motor-hybrid application for its light-truck lineup, which includes the HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, in addition to Ridgeline. A Honda rep wouldn’t specify what vehicle will be the recipient or whether in which’s more than one. A CR-V hybrid makes sense to compete with the Toyota RAV4 hybrid, in addition to an Odyssey hybrid to compete with the completely new Chrysler Pacifica hybrid could have short odds, given in which Honda offers a hybrid minivan (also called Odyssey although smaller in addition to unrelated to the U.S. design) with the two-motor setup in Japan.