12 June 2017

Honda boosts research for autonomous, electrification

Honda plans to have fully autonomous cars capable of city driving by 2025, writes Brian Byrne.

That indicates the Japanese company is determined not to be left behind in a race where giants like Ford and Nissan plan vehicles with similar capability by as soon as 2020.

In a strategy named 'Vision 2030', Honda also plans to have two-thirds of its models lineup powered by petrol hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell powertrains by 2030.

The Clarity FC car above is already in production, and will be joined this year by a pure electric variant.