Honda is going full speed ahead into the electric market, promising new hybrid models for Metro Milwaukee drivers designed from the ground up with the latest in environmentally friendly hybrid technology. They are also planning updates to currently available electrified models as more drivers look for efficient, green vehicle options.
A New Mission for Honda
At the Detroit Auto Show, Honda announced plans to release an innovative hybrid model in 2018 to be manufactured by existing plants in the United States. The announcement is part of the Honda Electrification Initiative, the goal of which is to expand the company’s selection of electric and hybrid vehicles. Honda will also start equipping its light trucks like the HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline with the same incredibly efficient and innovative two-motor hybrid powertrains already equipped in many of its passenger vehicles. Their overall goal is to have two-thirds of Honda’s sales generated by electric models by the year 2030 and to significantly slash CO2 emissions produced by Honda.
The new models will bolster the current offering of electric Honda vehicles like the sleek and peppy 2016 CR-Z and the Clarity Fuel Cell. The premium midsize Clarity Plug-In Hybrid and Clarity Electric are set to be released this year.
The Electric Future Is Now
The planned dedicated hybrid vehicle will feature the two-motor hybrid system already available in the 2017 Accord Hybrid, which has an astounding EPA-estimated 49 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg,* making it the most fuel-efficient midsize sedan in the country. Along with being an affordable, eco-friendly option, the 2017 Accord Hybrid features the Honda Sensing suite of advanced applications that include a Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Collision Mitigation Braking System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Drive into the Future
Learn more about the future of Honda’s hybrid vehicles, and test drive available models today at a Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealers location near you.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.