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Honda Questions Demand for Cars, Eyes Fuel

Honda Motor Co. remains about demand for electric 10 years after it stopped its EV Plus battery-powered model, the of research at Japan’s second-largest said.

“We lack confidence” in the business, Tomohiko Kawanabe. of Honda’s research and development said in an interview in Wako northwest of Tokyo. “It’s whether consumers will the annoyances of limited driving and having to spend time them.”

The skepticism contrasts with an by Nissan Motor Co.’s Executive Officer Carlos that the vehicles will up 10 percent of the global car market by While Honda plans to electric cars in the U.S. to meet California emission its priority is to improve the fuel of new and upgraded models, Kawanabe

“We are definitely conducting research on cars, but I can’t say I can wholeheartedly them,” said Kawanabe, 58, an specialist who replaced Chief Officer Takanobu Ito as head of RD Co. on April 1.

Nissan’s Leaf electric which will go on sale year in Japan and the U.S. and Motors Corp.’s i-MiEV maximum driving distances of 100 miles (161 kilometers) on a battery. Running the air conditioner or for long periods of time the range.

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rose 0.7 percent to close at yen in Tokyo trading today. The have declined 3.2 percent year.

From model years through 2014, the largest by volume in California must about 60,000 plug-in vehicles and electric cars according to the state Air Resources Nissan’s Ghosn said week he aims to have to build 500,000 electric a year by 2012, even as demand estimates are lower his.

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Electric vehicles amount to no more than 1 of the global market by 2020, to Menahem Anderman. president of Automotive Batteries, a consulting based in Oregon House,

Honda, based in Tokyo, researching battery cars in and leased about 320 EV Plus in the U.S. and Japan between and 2000. The model used a hydride battery pack and ran 210 on a single charge.

While the displayed a concept version of an car named EV-N at the Tokyo Show in October, it is focusing on its lineup of gasoline-electric hybrid and improving its gasoline engines, to Kawanabe.

The company views fuel-cell vehicles as the ultimate vehicle, although inadequate infrastructure still hampers the mass-market potential, he said.

While Toyota Motor the world’s largest carmaker, has tried selling electric it only delivered about electric RAV4 sport-utility between 1997 and 2003 in the and Japan.

Honda, which the Civic and Insight hybrid in the U.S. is considering U.S. of hybrids to avoid the negative of a stronger yen against the dollar, said, without elaborating on Core parts like invertors and motors would be shipped from Japan, he

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