Honda’s Electric Vision: The Electric Generation
Our commitment is clear: Honda will produce hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell cars for 100% of European sales by 2022. We are so confident in this that we have brought forward our goal three years ahead from 2025 to 2022.
Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, commented "The pace of change in regulation, the market, and consumer behaviour in Europe means that the shift towards electrification is happening faster here than anywhere else in the world. As the pace of change continues to accelerate, we need to act sooner to meet these challenges head-on. I’m delighted to announce that all of Honda’s mainstream models here in Europe will be electrified not by 2025, but three years earlier, by the end of 2022.”
The acceleration will see six electrified models launched over the next three years, with Honda e and new hybrid-only Jazz variant leading the way.
‘e: Technology’ will denote the type of powertrain or a vehicle as well as signifying the environmentally friendly credentials of the product; Jazz is the first vehicle to carry the “e:HEV”, standing for “Hybrid Electric Vehicle”.
The advanced two-motor hybrid technology, which will power the all-new Jazz, has already met with widespread acclaim across Europe for delivering high-levels of real-world efficiency and refinement in the CR-V Hybrid.
Unlike traditional hybrids, where the electric motor assists the engine, in the Jazz e:HEV the engine produces electricity which assists the motor. The result is the smooth ride and crisp acceleration of an electric vehicle matched to Honda’s unique control technology — offering outstanding environmental performance without compromising driver enjoyment.
The next-generation Jazz will be available in 2020 and has made its global premiere at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.
The journey starts now
For the first time ever, the Honda CR-V is now available with a hybrid drivetrain. It arrives with a fresh new look too - muscular wheel arches and sharp contours from front to back.
The new CR-V Hybrid system combines real-world efficiency with an effortless drive. The world’s favourite SUV has the design hallmarks that made it such a success in the first place: a distinctive presence on the outside with premium quality on the inside. Now there’s a new hybrid drivetrain available, equipped with an i-MMD two-motor system. It combines petrol power and the instant response of an electrical motor. Smooth, efficient and beautifully quiet.
Contact your local Honda dealer for more information on the CR-V Hybrid including booking a test drive.
Honda’s commitment to electrification doesn’t stop with the innovative development of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Battery electric will also play a part in the introduction of a comprehensive range of zero-emission vehicles in the coming years.
The newly named Honda e will be our first mass-production electric vehicle sold in Europe; it’s a big step forward.
The all-electric Urban Honda e will be available in Ireland from October. Register your interest using the red button below.
Announced at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show the all-new Jazz, features an advanced two-motor hybrid powertrain technology as standard for the first time in Europe. The new generation small car segment builds on the class-leading comfort and space the Honda Jazz is known for, with exception “EV-like” driving dynamics and advanced technology and safety features.
For more information about the Jazz e:HEV, please contact Honda today.