Honda to sell electric SUVs, hybrids in US to comply with zero emissions target
Honda of America will offer two all-electric SUVs in the US in 2024 and offer hybrid gas-electric vehicles to comply with emissions-reduction targets and cope with California's ban on sales of new internal-combustion vehicles by 2035.
According to Honda of America sales chief Dave Gardner, one of the electric SUVs will be from the Honda brand, and the other an Acura.
The company already has a hybrid car called the Insight as well as hybrid versions of its Accord and CR-V. The new vehicles' underpinnings will come from a partnership with GM.
Honda will also reduce emissions from its internal combustion vehicles, Gardner added.
Gardner conceded that they are not leading the electric vehicle race and are good at things that seem to be going out of vogue.
He added that "there’s no doubt" that they have to start moving quickly toward attaining zero emissions.
Gardner wouldn’t say when Honda will go all-electric and noted that the company is focused on achieving carbon-neutrality by 2050 and is aware that President Joe Biden is focused on zero emissions.