Honda CEO questions pure electric vehicles: hard to become mainstream in the short term, more optimistic about mixing

Honda’s i-MMD hybrid system is a household name, so what does Honda think about pure electric vehicles? Honda CEO Hiroshi Ishiguro said in an interview with the media recently that he believes hybrid vehicles will play a key role in recent years,media reported. As for pure electric vehicles, he says he’s not sure if their customers really want it because he thinks there are still many problems with infrastructure and hardware.

Honda CEO questions pure electric vehicles: hard to become mainstream in the short term, more optimistic about mixing

At the same time, Hiroshi Iashiguro stressed: “Honda’s goal is to reduce carbon emissions, not to own electric vehicles to produce electric vehicles, so hybrid systems will also be Honda’s focus on the direction of development.”

Honda is understood to have a clear goal in electrification transformation, with the company aiming to achieve global sales of electrified models accounting for two-thirds of its total vehicle sales by 2030. For now, Honda hopes this goal will be achieved mainly by hybrids.

Currently, Honda has only one all-electric model, called the Honda e, overseas;

In addition, Honda has launched two special models for the Chinese market, the GAC-Honda concept VE-1 and Dongfeng Honda X-NV, both of which have a combined range of about 400KM.

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