Honda will release hybrid Jazz in EuropeSeptember 11, 2019
The Japanese company has confirmed that the next-generation Jazz model in Europe will be offered exclusively with a hybrid powerplant as part of the company’s electrification strategy.
The announcement was made at the Frankfurt Motor Show, where the Japanese automaker showed off the production version of the Honda e, its first production electric car.
Honda’s “Electric Vision” strategy for Europe provides that all its models will be offered with an electrified powerplant by 2025. Currently, the only Honda hybrid available to Europeans is the CR-V Hybrid crossover.
“In 2020, Honda will launch a new generation of Jazz, and today we can confirm that this model will be introduced in Europe with hybrid technology as the only transmission option,” said Tom Gardner, senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe.
The next-generation Honda Jazz, which has been tested on public roads, is expected to feature a hybrid system with two i-MMD engines. We still do not know which gas engine the company intends to use, but it is expected that it will be an economical 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a CVT robotic transmission.
Honda also introduced its range of charging and energy management solutions; These include the Honda Power charger, designed for those who have the ability to charge their electric car off-road, with a system providing a maximum power of 7.4 kW with a single-phase power source and 22 kW with a three-phase power source. The latter will allow you to fully charge the Honda e in just over 4 hours. Honda also announced a collaboration with Ubitricity charging station development experts, and also introduced the prototype Power Manager. The latter is a bi-directional system that connects electric vehicles to an intelligent power system, providing power distribution between the vehicle and the network.
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