Honda’s Focus on Electric Vehicles Looks Toward the Future

February 9th, 2017 by

Honda Accord HybridHonda has long played a leading role in the development of hybrid and electric-powered vehicles, and over the next few years, these vehicles will increasingly become the focus of Honda’s research and development teams. The U.S. market for automobiles is changing more rapidly than ever before, and drivers who’ve considered upgrading to an electric car will now have access to an ever-widening array of options. By 2030, Honda hopes that more than two-thirds of the cars they sell will be powered by electricity, and they endeavor to reduce their emissions by 50% before 2050. Honda’s goals are, as always, quite ambitious, but this manufacturer’s dedication to innovative engineering brings them well inside the realm of possibility.

Current and Future Offerings from Honda

Honda already offers an impressive selection of hybrid-powered vehicles, available at more than 1,000 independent Honda dealerships across the nation. Among these, the standout offerings are the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, the Honda CR-Z Hybrid, and the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, which runs entirely on electric power. In their hybrid models, Honda utilizes a dual-engine system to offer an unparalleled balance of power and fuel economy. This balance is especially noticeable in the Accord Hybrid, which offers an EPA-estimated 49 mpg city, 47 mpg highway,* and 212 hp. Until now, such dual-engine systems have been limited to smaller passenger cars, but Honda plans to offer this system in their light trucks by the beginning of 2018! West Michigan buyers can also look forward to the release of an all-new hybrid car in 2018, one that will be manufactured in North America. All in all, more than half of all new Honda models released over the next two years will enjoy some measure of electric power.

You’ll Love How You Feel in a Hybrid

If these plans are any indication, Honda’s focus on electric vehicles is going to change the entire automobile market over the next few decades. However, West Michigan drivers don’t have to wait to experience the future of mobility. Honda’s hybrid and electric-powered cars are already available at Honda dealerships in your area, and more are sure to arrive soon! Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you to take one for a test drive today.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.