Honda Prepping Hybrid Pickup Truck
Photo of Clarity Fuel Cell courtesy of Honda.
Honda will launch a new hybrid vehicle in 2018 and plans to eventually offer a hybrid pickup truck, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The vehicles are part of the Honda Electrification Initiative to expand the company’s list of electrified vehicles. The new hybrid will utilize Honda’s two-motor hybrid system, which is currently deployed in the Accord Hybrid that's achieved a rating of 49 mpg in city driving from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
"Half of the all-new models Honda will launch in the U.S. in the coming two years will be electrified vehicles," said Takahiro Hachigo, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. "In the long term, electrified vehicles are key to the future of carbon-free mobility."
Honda has set a global target for two-thirds of its sales to come from electrified models by 2030 and hopes to halve its carbon-dioxide emissions by 2050.
In December, Honda launched the zero-emissions vehicle Clarity Fuel Cell as the first part of its Clarity series.