Honda talked about the Electric Type R, which may appear

Honda talked about the Electric Type R, which may appear

February 24, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Honda intends to electrify two-thirds of its lineup around the world by 2030, which means that future cars of this brand may eventually become electric cars.

Hideki Kakinuma, Honda Civic Type R Project Manager, told Motor Trend about what could happen: “Yes, of course, an electric Type R is possible.” He pointed out that the main problem is to offer the necessary performance at a reasonable price. ”

Before you expect Type R EV, you should read Kakinuma’s statement for Motor1.com about the future of the Type R badge. “The letter R in the Civic Type R always meant racing, so expanding to something like an SUV or crossover doesn’t make sense,” Kakinuma explained .

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According to rumors, the next-generation Civic Type R may adopt a hybrid drivetrain, because it offers the expected driving dynamics while improving emissions, i.e. their reduction.

If an electric type R appears, the new Honda E may be the first to wear this nickname. The base Honda E is equipped with an electric motor for the rear axle, which is available with either 136 horsepower (100 kW) or 154 hp. (113 kW), and other options develop a torque of 315 Newton meters.

In Germany, the price tag starts at 33,470 euros, excluding incentives, and the additional Advance assembly with more power goes for an additional 3,000 euros. Deliveries to Europe will begin this summer.