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Honda: Electric Cars, Solar Panels and Plug-In

Honda might be late to the party but wants to make up diversity.

July 20, 2010

As Honda announced that it get into electric cars and hybrids today, effectively the last major car company to go But it also went further by plans in other product Some of the highlights:

—The will introduce electric into advanced and emerging While Honda didn’t specific details or release it’s a significant announcement. To the electric motorcycle market has largely controlled by start-ups Mission Motors and Zero (see zany test here .) Large manufacturers not been that interested.

During a panel discussion by the Japanese External Trade earlier this year, CTO Jit Bhattacharya told me that the had begun to work with motorcycle makers but the Japanese still seemed uninterested in the Few even showed up to enter bikes into races. announcement could change

—Honda will also an electric bike in 2011 in Electric bikes look dorky (see embarrassing drive of one below.) but they are fun if you ignore how you look. In China, pancake flat Beijing, are a handy way to get around.

—The next generation hybrid will come lithium ion batteries. Currently hybrids employ nickel hydride batteries. So expect to see a in performance. Less than two ago, hybrid makers that lithium would get into hybrids but that it take a lot of work.

The batteries come from a joint between Honda and GS Yuasa. The will also come out a Fit Hybrid in Japan and other models.

—A plug-in hybrid for mid-sized and larger vehicles is development. Cars will to come out in 2012 in Japan and the

—A full electric will come out in 2012 for and the U.S. So far, the strategy for shares similarities with strategy. Ford is also hybrids, plug-ins and all-electrics.

By GM and Nissan are more focused on a technology.

—Fuel cell will continue. Cough.

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And like Ford and Audi, a amount of work will go into more energy gas and diesel engines. A car with a diesel engine will hit in 2012. (No word on whether the car have an opposed piston/opposed engine like those by EcoMotors and Achates Power.) A line of gas engines will coming out in 2012.

—More solar and household Honda will further its ‘energy creation products’ as solar panels and cogeneration to pursue their potential as the household infrastructure. Panasonic, and Sharp have already major green initiatives for the too.

If this works, it mark a bit of a comeback for Japan in the home.

—It will also personal mobility. Think of as stylish Segway sort of Honda, Toyota and others show things like off in their corporate showrooms but you see them on the street much.

it makes for good trade photos.

Overall, an interesting 2012 won’t put Honda far behind. Like most manufacturers, the main emphasis and for the foreseeable future will from gas cars.

That the diesel and gas annoucements probably significant in many ways. But the into electric adds to the in the market. And it gives Honda a way to its development if consumers flock to

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