Honda Motor President and CEO Takahiro Hachigo says that the Japanese automaker will attempt to make two-thirds of its overall sales from hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric vehicle (EV) and fuel cell vehicle (FCV) sales by 2030.
Hachigo projects that a bulk of those sales will come from plug-in hybrid models, the first of which is slated to make its North American debut by 2018. Honda will follow up by making plug-in hybrid drivetrains available on all of its major models. A new Honda EV is also expected to debut in 2018.
FCVs will also be a part of the two-thirds mix, with Honda announcing that sales of the Clarity Fuel Cell will begin in Japan this March. A joint next-generation fuel cell project with GM is slated to make its product debut around 2020.
Honda does not currently offer a plug-in model.
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