Shanghai Auto Show: Honda to launch all-electric battery car in China next year

Carmakers in China are scrambling to develop and sell so-called new energy vehicles (NEVs) in anticipation of tougher new rules expected to be implemented as early as next year.
By : Reuters
| Updated on: 21 Apr 2017, 02:05 PM
People gather around a Honda concept car displayed at Shanghai Auto Show during its media day.
People gather around a Honda concept car displayed at Shanghai Auto Show during its media day.
People gather around a Honda concept car displayed at Shanghai Auto Show during its media day.
People gather around a Honda concept car displayed at Shanghai Auto Show during its media day.

Japan's Honda Motor Co will launch an all-electric battery car in China next year as demand for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) expands in the world's largest automobile market, a senior company executive said.

Yasuhide Mizuno, Honda's China chief, told reporters on the sidelines of the Shanghai auto show on Wednesday the automaker was "expediting" the development of the EV. He said he expects the car to arrive in showrooms before the end of next year.

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Mizuno added that plug-in hybrid models would likely follow, but did not say when that car might hit the market in China.

Carmakers in China are scrambling to develop and sell so-called new energy vehicles (NEVs) in anticipation of tougher new rules expected to be implemented as early as next year.

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Those rules will likely require companies to generate as much as 8% of their China sales with plug-in cars, either fully-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

First Published Date: 21 Apr 2017, 11:31 AM IST
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