Honda Motor Company recently announced that a new dedicated hybrid model will be made in the US and will be launched nationwide in 2018, as part of the brand's Electrification Initiative.
The company said that the new, dedicated hybrid vehicle will utilize Honda's innovative two-motor hybrid system, which is now available in the Accord Hybrid. The new model will be produced at an existing plant in the United States. Further details will be announced closer to its debut.
Back in December 2016, the automaker began the launch of its new Clarity series of electrified vehicles, starting with the Clarity Fuel Cell. This year, Honda plans to reveal two remaining models of the series which are the Clarity Electric and the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid.
Apart from these, Honda said that they will also be expanding on the use of the brand's innovative two-motor hybrid powertrain from passenger cars to its truck lineup in the future.
"Half of the all-new models Honda will launch in the United States in the coming two years will be electrified vehicles. In the long term, electrified vehicles are key to the future of carbon-free mobility," said Takahiro Hachigo, President & CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Honda set a global target for two-thirds of all sales to come from electrified models by 2030 and to halve its total company CO2 emissions from 2000 levels by 2050.
Note: Finished in blue is the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid offered in North America