At this point, a pure electric future is no longer that far away. Now Honda has committed to creating a full-electric lineup by 2040.
The automaker made a statement on Friday, announcing plans to become a zero emission fleet by 2040. They plan to accomplish this by converting their entire lineup to electric, with either battery power or hydrogen fuel cells.
This makes Honda the most recent in a slew of automakers to set such a goal. Brands like Cadillac and Jaguar have issued similar statements. Jaguar is even looking to make itself purely electric as soon as 2025.
This is a big claim from Honda. The brand hasn’t exactly been on the forefront of electrification. What models they do have (like the most recent Clarity Electric) are often underperforming, with ranges under 100 miles.
It helps, however, that Honda partnered with General Motors to use their Ultium platform to produce two electrics. One of them is rumored to be an all electric Acura, with the other possibly being another large crossover. Hopefully this will tide the market over until Honda can finish producing their own EV platform, known as the e:Architecture. With these two efforts, the brand estimated to achieve 40% electrification by 2030.
But here’s where our heads really turn. Honda announced that in the latter half of the decade, they’re going to launch their own solid-state battery system. Instead of following the methods of liquid-based car batteries on the market, the solid state system will cost less and hold more charge. The brand is looking to start trial production for this technology later this year.
With batteries, both in charge and cost, holding back EV development, this technology could potentially jumpstart the brand forward as a more household EV name, if successful. But whether that actually happens is yet to be seen. Stay tuned.
Honda to Go All Electric, Making Solid State Batteries to Help it Happen
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