-- Honda plans to introduce new products that will accelerate electrification of its products --
BEIJING, China, September 11, 2017 – Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (HMCI), a wholly-owned Honda subsidiary in China, announced the following information at the International Forum on Chinese Automotive Industry Development, held in Tianjin, China, September 8-10, 2017.
- Concerning the new China-exclusive electric vehicle (EV) model, which was announced at Auto Shanghai 2017 in April of this year and scheduled to go on sale in 2018, Honda announced that this model will be developed jointly by GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd., Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. and Honda Motor China Technology Co., Ltd. and will be introduced under the brand names of both GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda.
- For the development of EV models for the Chinese market, Honda will collaborate with Neusoft, an IT company based in China, and develop technologies in multiple areas such as battery management, cloud management of vehicle data and connectivity.
- In the pursuit of the realization of a highly-efficient mobility society and the popularization of new energy vehicles, Honda will proactively explore new business opportunities in the area of car sharing services in China.