Honda wants its battery electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles to represent 100 per cent of its vehicle sales by 2040 in North America and potentially beyond, and plans to ramp up sales significantly by 2035 to reach that goal.
“In all major markets for electrification, Honda will strive to increase the ratio of battery-electric (EV) and fuel cell electric (FCV) vehicles within overall unit sales combined to 40 per cent by 2030, to 80 per cent by 2035, and then to 100 per cent globally by 2040,” said the company in a news release.
In addition to these goals, Honda is planning to launch a series of new EV models featuring its new e:Architecture, which will likely only begin in the second half of the 2020s and launch in the North American market first.
“These plans for North America are in line with Honda’s new global and regional targets,” said Honda Canada.
Honda Global President & CEO Toshihiro Mibe made the announcement on April 23, as part of the company’s renewed commitment to advances in safety and environmental technology. The company has listed a number of goals and commitments to push forward in this area, all of which can be found here.