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Honda Canada to introduce battery-electric and plug-in hybrid


Honda Canada Inc. intends to bring to Canada Honda’s new battery-electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid vehicle, slated for introduction in 2012 in the U.S. market.  

Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc., says: “For years, Honda has taken a portfolio approach to researching and developing optimum solutions for fuel-efficient and low-emission vehicles by studying a wide range of technologies.  

“Assessment of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric vehicles is a next step in this approach that includes numerous other potential solutions we are researching, such as hydrogen fuel cell technology, clean diesel and advanced gasoline-electric hybrid systems, to name just a few.

“We intend to bring these two types of vehicles to Canada to give us an opportunity to evaluate our new technology in Canadian conditions, including consideration of partnerships which could offer further benefits to our customers.”

American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Torrance, California, announced this week that it would introduce new advanced environmental technology vehicles, including a battery-electric vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid vehicle, to the U.S. market in 2012.