Honda has outlined today (23rd April) key targets for the sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make both battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles to represent 100% of its sales by 2040.
It is expected that this target will be scaled from 40% by 2030, to 80% by 2035 and then to 100% globally by 2040.
Honda continues to see fuel technology as another pillar supporting the challenge toward carbon neutrality with hydrogen expected to become a more widely accepted renewable fuel source.
This was showcased with the announcement that they would quit Formula 1 (F1) at the end of the 2021 season to focus on fuel cell and battery technologies.
Honda has a long history in the research, development and commercialisation of fuel cell technologies and while continuing its current collaboration with General Motors, Honda will continue reduce costs of fuel cell technology.
The car manufacturer will also strive to realise a hydrogen society by expanding its line-up of FCVs and use fuel cell systems for a wide range of applications, including commercial trucks as well as stationary and movable power sources.
Honda: The next step in FCEV evolution
Want to learn more about Honda’s fuel cell developments? H2 View’s Molly Burgess got in touch with Marc Deutsch, Manager Electric Vehicles at American Honda Motor.
A leader in the fuel cell vehicle space since the beginning, offering the first fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in the US, Honda has long believed in hydrogen as a clean fuel and its role in a carbon free future.
Whilst the company has had a foot in the hydrogen market for many years now, its boom moment arguably hit in December 2016 with the launch of its Honda Clarity Fuel Cell – a landmark moment for both Honda and the FCEV market.
Speaking to H2 View in a recent interview, Marc Deutsch, Manager Electric Vehicles at American Honda Motor, said, “The Clarity Fuel Cell was the next step in the FCEV evolution.”
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