All car makers across the globe are strengthening their EV portfolios and the latest OEM to join this bandwagon is Honda. Honda had plug-in hybrids as well as EVs in their global portfolio and now the Japanese carmaker is set to reveal its EV-specific platform at Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
This is the first platform built for electric vehicles and will form the basis of a range of electric cars from Honda, the first of which is also expected to debut in Frankfurt. The EV concept may also reveal Honda’s new design language.
Honda President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo, said “We will strengthen the development of fuel cell vehicles as well as battery electric vehicles. In addition to a China exclusive model scheduled to go on sale in 2018, a dedicated EV model for other regions is under development. We will introduce this model at an auto show this autumn.”
Honda is targeting about two thirds of its global sales from hybrids and EVs together. Honda had recently established the EV development Division to expedite their product plans. They are also trying to develop fast charging technology along with wireless charging to help improve user experience for EVs.