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Honda Announces It Will Build EVs in China

Company aiming to launch production in China in 2012.

Published: 20-Apr-2011

SHANGHAI -- Honda Motor Co aims to produce electric cars in China as early as next year, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer Takanobu Ito said Tuesday. Ito made the remarks at the Auto Shanghai 2011 exhibition, where Honda is displaying its Fit EV Concept battery electric vehicle, hybrid vehicles and other environmentally friendly automobiles and electromotive technologies.

‘‘Honda is working toward the goal to begin production of EVs in China in 2012,’’ he said.

Ito also said Honda has reached a basic agreement with China’s southern city of Guangzhou and the Guangzhou Automobile Group Co to conduct demonstration testing of EVs.

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