Honda to Utilize Hybrid Tech as a Power Source for Small Cars
As the government has started putting pressure on the use of electric vehicles, the automobile companies in India have already initiated the development of technology to meet the new mileage and emission norms. To keep up in this race, Honda Cars India has also set a target to introduce hybrid technology in India. It would help the company in meeting the new mileage and emission norms until the country is ready to host electric vehicles.
Honda is the second-largest Japanese car brand in India and it is also the only large automobile brand that has yet to announce the approach for the government’s ambition. The Indian government has declared its plans to shift to green mobility and automobile brands such as Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, and Toyota have already shared their roadmap for the future.
To maintain its stability in the market, it was important for Honda Cars India to bring out a technology that would accompany them on the road towards green mobility. So far, hybrid technology was only being used in the mid and large-sized vehicles of Honda but now the company plans to implement this technology in the small cars by making the system more compact.
According to the President and Representative Director, Takahiro Hachigo, the company has set its goals to electrify two-thirds of the global automobile unit sales by 2030.
Currently, Accord luxury sedan is the only car in Honda India’s line-up that is available with hybrid technology and is priced at Rs. 43Lakhs. It will be very interesting to see how the company will manage to offer reasonable prices after using hybrid technology in smaller vehicles.
Sarthak Moghe is a young, enthusiastic writer who loves modern technology and automobiles. After completing his graduation in Journalism and Mass-Communication, he stepped into the world of adulting as a content writer. When not busy on the keyboard, he likes to explore new topics and hone his sense of humour.