- Car will go on sale in China first followed by other markets
- will use battery tech from Chinese firm
- Car will have a range of 300km
Honda has already started preparing for the electric future and you can read about their developments here. According to latest reports Honda will begin its assault on the global electric car market with a new Jazz-based vehicle due to launch in 2020. The car will have a range of around 300km and the new EV will go on sale in China and other markets during the first half of 2020.
Unlike Honda's current fleet of electrified vehicles, which use Panasonic and GS Yuasa batteries, the new EV will use battery technology from Contemporary Amperex Technology, a Chinese firm. This should help its prospects in the Chinese market, where the government provides incentives to vehicles equipped with locally-made batteries.
How the car will look is still not known yet. It could either be an all-new design or it will get Jazz-based looks. Once productions starts on full swing, Honda hopes to sell 100,000 cars per annum.