Going Forward, Honda Focuses on Electric Vehicles

February 2nd, 2017 by

2017 Honda Accord HybridEmbracing the innovation of the future, Honda is looking to shift to an emphasis on hybrid vehicles in the next couple of years. Already with a handful of hybrid options currently available, Honda will be doubling-down to make more than half of their new models released over the next two years electrified, including a new hybrid model made in America that will be launched in 2018 and a two-motor hybrid system to be applied to their light-truck lineup. It’s a step toward a carbon-free future.

Honda’s New Hybrids

In 2018, Honda will introduce a new hybrid vehicle that will utilize the two-motor hybrid system that is currently offered in the Honda Accord Hybrid, which is the most fuel efficient midsize sedan in the country. This new model will be produced in the United States, and more information about the design and details of the vehicle is slated to be released closer to the launch.

Honda will also bring that two-motor hybrid technology to its light-truck lineup, which includes the HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey, and Ridgeline models. This move is seen as the first steps to ultimately reach Honda’s goal of reducing its CO2 emissions levels from the year 2000 by half by 2050.

The Honda Accord Hybrid and Other Current Offerings

As the most fuel efficient midsize sedan in the country, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid is setting the tone for the future of the technology. It achieves an EPA-estimated 49 city / 47 highway / 48 combined mpg* while still producing up to 143 hp. And with features and equipment such as remote engine start, a navigation system, a suite of driver-assist technology, and much more, it brings luxury, comfort, and technology to drivers at an affordable price.

In addition to the Accord Hybrid, Honda also produces another current Hybrid option with the 2016 CR-Z Hybrid. It gets a showstopping 140 lb-ft of torque while achieving an EPA-estimated 36 city / 39 highway / 37 combined mpg in models equipped with a CVT.** And then there is the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, available at select California dealers, which earns an estimated 366-mile EPA rating.***

Find Out More

Find out more information on all the current hybrid and electrified options from Honda, and about Honda’s plans for the future, by visiting any Montana Honda Dealer today.

*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.

**Based on 2016 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.

***Based on 2017 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors.