Honda Wants To Electrify Its Entire European Range By 2025

Honda chose the Geneva Motor Show to announce that, by 2025, its whole European range will feature electrification.

The Japanese car manufacturer announced a plan to electrify two-thirds of its European sales by 2025 just two years ago, but now it has changed to include all of its vehicles.

“Since we made that first pledge in March 2017, the shift towards electrification has gathered pace considerably. Environmental challenges continue to drive demand for cleaner mobility. Technology marches on unrelenting and people are starting to shift their view of the car itself,” senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe, Tom Gardner, said.

In order to achieve its ambitious goal, Honda will expand its range of energy management products and services. This includes further development of the company’s bi-directional Honda Power Manager charger and the eventual introduction of a commercial version.

“This is a significant move for Honda, our intention is to deliver industry-leading innovation by launching energy services… to create additional value for power system operators and EV customers alike,” Gardner added.

One of the most important vehicles in Honda’s electrification plans is the e Prototype. Making its global premiere in Geneva, this retro-inspired all-electric hatchback will be unveiled in production guise later this year. It will have a range exceeding 124 miles (200 km) and ‘fast charge’ functionality that tops up the battery to 80 per cent capacity in 30 minutes.

The introduction of new hybrid models will also help Honda become a car manufacturer dominated by electrification. The all-new CR-V Hybrid, revealed earlier this year, will be the first of many new hybrids from Honda.

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  • Bash

    Well, as long as its only for Europe, We are still not ready here. its sad, but its true.

  • Nick

    Just like Volvo electrified their whole range by 2019 which only means that every model in the range will have one hybrid or PHEV option. Meaning a large majority of the cars will still be ICE as before. The only pure EV brand remains Tesla and some Chinese startups (Nio, Byton, etc.)

    • Daniela Wolf

      Nobody cares about Tesla in Europe.

      • jfalckt

        Netherlands, Denmark, Norway amongst others would disagree

        • Daniela Wolf

          these markets are so tiny nobody cares about them.^^

          • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

            well, there are more Teslas on Norwgian roads than it is in germany, uk, france, spain and italy togheter, and in norway there are living 5,3 milion people.

  • Justin Spencer

    I love the retro Civic look of this car. I’d definitely buy this if I had to by an EV

    • Mill0048

      Especially the interior! Plus RWD!? Let’s hope that makes it to production.

  • Paul

    I can see Honda doing this and pulling it off. They should give Mary emBARRAsing a few pointers because she seems Hell bent on doing the same with GM.

  • erly5

    I’m loving this e Prototype. Will be interesting to see the production version.

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