Honda to offer electric-car in the U.S. by 2015, concept coming in Oct.

Honda FC Sport

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):

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Source: Reuters