Honda will stop selling cars with internal combustion engines in Europe

Honda will stop selling cars with internal combustion engines in Europe

December 5, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Honda will gradually move away from internal combustion engines in its European lineup. Ian Howells, senior vice president of the Japanese company, spoke about this.

The Japanese brand plans to complete this process by 2023. “The European lineup will include hybrid and electric vehicles. At the same time, if in the future the legislation will provide for the gradual abandonment of hybrid technologies, we will do the same, ”Howells told Autocar not so long ago.

At the same time, according to him, in any case, at the present time there is a certain role for hydrogen fuel, conventional fuels, and also batteries. Now, while Honda does support electrification, overall EV costs represent one reason Howells doesn’t see these types of vehicles as a quick fix for air pollution. “They are currently more expensive than standard or hybrid vehicles,” he notes.

For this reason, the Japanese brand believes that hybrid technology is the most efficient way to switch to all-electric power. At the same time, Howells understands the disadvantages of hybrids. “We see this as a transitional type of technology to bring us to a point where the technology behind batteries and infrastructure can offer massive personal mobility with a new type of energy,” said the vice president of Honda.

In addition, some time ago it was noted that the official presentation of the updated Honda CR-V took place. It should be emphasized that this model of the Japanese car manufacturer is intended for the British market.