Honda’s CEO skeptical about plug-in hybrids

Honda's CEO skeptical about plug-in hybrids

A lot of Honda news coming out this morning huh? Well that’s because Honda held a press conference ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show in Japan earlier today. Besides promising us the cheapest hybrid ever, Honda’s CEO, Takeo Fukui, seemed a little skeptical about venturing into the plug-in hybrid segment.

“I’m not sure what kind of real advantages they would have,” he said.

Fukui said that Honda has more faith in zero-emissions fuel-cell cars that run on hydrogen fuel. “I think in 10 years’ time, we will have come much, much closer to mass-volume production,” he said.

Daimler also said yesterday that it plans to start mass production of fuel cell vehicles in less than 10 years.

GM on the other hand is already out testing its plug-in hybrids which are promised by the end of the decade. The Chevrolet Equinox SUVs and the Chevrolet Volt are expected to hit the roads in 2010.


Source: Reuters (via AutoBlogGreen)

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