With the aim to achieve carbon neutrality targets, Honda plans to have all its cars based on electric vehicles (EV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) technology by 2040.
Honda is expecting EVs as well as FCVs to hold 40% of vehicles sales in key markets by 2030 and 80% by 2035. They have also revealed their plans for an EV platform known as e:Architecture. The company needs to produce more EVs & FCVs to reach the goal of having an EV fleet, and here’s e:Architecture comes into major role. They have plans to introduce their first EVs built on e:Architecture within the latter half this decade.
Honda will be making their debut in North America and later will be escalating to other regions. Honda and General Motors (GM) together are in a collaboration to develop two SUVs, which are equipped with Ultium batteries, an Acura & a vehicle with Honda’s badge. They are aiming to launch these cars in the North American market by 2024. Honda is also aiming to have zero traffic collision deaths which involves cars & motorcycles by 2050.
The automaker has its plans to add the omnidirectional advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) to all its models which they will be releasing in the markets by 2030. The company has mentioned, omnidirectional ADAS is a strategic upgrade from Honda Sensing. Honda Sensing is an exclusive smart suite of safety & driver assistive technologies, specifically designed to alert incase if you miss things while driving. It is based on the insights it studied from working on level 3 automated driving to encourage the ADAS tech. Level 3 which is also known as conditional driving automation, basically consists of automated features that allow the drivers to engage in behind the wheel activities. The activities can be watching movies, using your smartphones – strictly under limited situations – while the car navigates expressway traffic.