Honda Launching Next Generation Hybrids in 2018
The dust has settled on the news from the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and while there were quite a few exciting announcements made by Honda, one of the most noteworthy ones fell by the wayside on a lot of the auto blogs: next-generation engines are coming in 2018.
We can understand how the spotlight focused on the FCV Concept—a zero-emissions family-friendly sedan is a huge deal—but Honda has other green powertrain endeavors that they announced as well, including a new battery-electric vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid, both to debut in 2018.
The Future of Green Vehicles
Though it’s a big deal that Honda announced a new electric car and a new plug-in hybrid, that’s all we know about them at the moment. For drivers unfamiliar with the idea of these vehicles, here’s a quick overview of how they work:
- Electric cars like the Honda Fit EV can be plugged in and charged when not in use, running on battery power alone and producing zero emissions. The only downside is that their range is limited.
- While plug-in hybrid vehicles like the 2014 Accord Plug-in are not quite as energy efficient as electric vehicles, they take some of their benefits and apply them to hybrid cars. Charge your plug-in hybrid and take advantage of electric-only driving to drastically decrease the amount of fuel spent on errands or your commute.
We’re excited to hear that Honda is continuing along a wide range of green car avenues, and while it may not seem like a green option at first, even the new turbocharged powertrain options will be putting more efficient cars on the road.
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