Honda to offer fully electrified range by 2025

Honda promises fully electrified range in six years’ time, bringing forward previous 2030 deadline

Honda e Prototype

Japanese carmaker Honda has committed to full electrification of its range by 2025, bringing forward a previously announced deadline of 2030 by five years.

The move means all Hondas sold by 2025 will be either fully electric or hybrid. The brand gave its e Prototype electric concept its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, followed by a production version in the form of the Honda e. The technology underpinning the electric city car is expected to be used for a wide range of models in the coming years.

Explaining why the electrification date has been moved forward, Honda Motor Europe senior vice president Tom Gardner said: "Since we made that first pledge in March 2017, the shift towards electrification has gathered pace considerably.

"Environmental challenges continue to drive demand for cleaner mobility. Technology marches on unrelenting and people are starting to shift their view of the car itself.”

Honda has also announced a partnership with Moixa to develop vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging solutions for owners of its electric cars. It's also linking up with charging infrastructure specialist Ubitricity, which develops public charging points built into lamp-posts, as well as other charging solutions.

Honda currently offers hybrid technology in the UK in the CR-V SUV, while the next-generation Civic hatchback has also been confirmed as a hybrid. The production version of the e Prototype, meanwhile, is expected to arrive towards the end of 2019.

Recommended

Honda SUV e:prototype electric car unveiled at Shanghai motor show
Honda SUV e:prototype
Honda

Honda SUV e:prototype electric car unveiled at Shanghai motor show

20 Apr 2021
Honda launches 'e:PROGRESS' intelligent home charging service
Honda e:PROGRESS charging
Honda

Honda launches 'e:PROGRESS' intelligent home charging service

14 Apr 2021

Most Popular

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?
Mercedes fuel cell
Electric

Where can I buy hydrogen and where is my nearest hydrogen filling station?

A guide to where you can find UK hydrogen fuel stations for filling up a hydrogen fuel-cell car
6 May 2021
Why owners love the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV charging
Advertisement Feature

Why owners love the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Thinking of switching to a plug-in hybrid? Plenty of owners we surveyed can vouch for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
6 May 2021
Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers
Pod Point wallbox
Your questions answered

Complete guide to Pod Point home chargers

Find out all you need to know about the Pod Point Solo home wallbox charger for electric cars
14 May 2021