Honda has announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040 – progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.
Honda also plans to launch a series of new EV models based on a new e:Architecture, beginning from the second half of the decade. These plans are in line with Honda’s new global and regional targets.
In the announcement, Honda global president & CEO Toshihiro Mibe said that Honda sees the reduction of the company’s environmental impact and realization of safety advances to protect human lives as the two major challenges facing the company. Accordingly, Honda is formalizing its goals for achieving carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050, as well as zero traffic collision fatalities involving Honda automobiles and motorcycles globally by 2050.