Honda is due to develop a hybrid system for its larger automobiles and it could be launch in approximately three years.“We’ve left the research stage and entered the field of development,” Tomohiko Kawanabe, COO of automotive research and development, told Reuters in an interview.
Even if Honda’s early entry into the hybrid playing field, the company has never offered a parallel hybrid, which could allow the vehicle to propel itself solely with electricity.
Honda’s new hybrid system will be uses two electric motors and can propel itself on electricity alone.
Honda’s aim for the new hybrid system is to be able to mount it to larger cars such as the Odyssey and Pilot.
Nevertheless, Honda was going to use clean diesel technology to boost its fuel economy, an idea launched in 2008.
Honda still produces a 2.2-liter diesel for European consumption and is looking at developing an even smaller diesel for sale in some emerging markets as well as Europe.
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