As far as electric-vehicle news coming out of Japan goes, we’ve already seen Nissan’s LEAF and have heard that Toyota is working on very powerful lithium-ion batteries – but what about Japan’s No.2 automaker Honda Motor Co.?
According to a report by Nikkei business daily, Honda is planning to produce an electric-car to debut in the U.S. market by 2015. Sources told the publication that a prototype of the Honda electric-vehicle will debut at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show in Octobers.
Nikkei said that the car is expected to be around the size of a minicar.
Honda, which has been really quiet on lithium-ion battery powered electric-vehicles, recently said that it prefers fuel-cell technology as the “ultimate zero-emission car.”
Honda FC Sport (2008 LA Auto Show):
– By: Kap Shah