Honda has declared that its new goal is to make at least two thirds of its sales plug-in hybrids and zero emission vehicles by 2030.
Takahiro Hachigo, president and chief executive of the company, announced the new objective in a press conference which took place in Tokyo. Hachigo explained that Honda would not only aim to generate two thirds of its overall unit sales from low emission vehicles but will ‘proactively pursue the electrification of lawn mowers and construction machines’.
He said: “Through these initiatives, Honda - the world's largest powertrain manufacturer whose broad range of businesses includes motorcycles, automobiles and power products - will strive to become a company that leads the world's CO2 reduction efforts.
“The next-generation fuel cell system, which is being developed jointly with General Motors, will move on to the next stage that includes production and purchasing, aiming at a product launch around 2020.”