No Electric Cars From Honda... For Now

For the foreseeable future, electric cars will be limited to short-distance city runabouts. By 2015, they will account for less than 1 percent of the market in developed countries, Honda R&D chief predicts.

Published: 10-Sep-2008

One name is conspicuously absent from the electric vehicle hoopla: Honda.

And R&D chief Masaaki Kato says that is for good reason. Honda Motor Co. has no plans to produce electric vehicles.

The battery technology is not ready, he says.

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