Honda Plug-ins in the Pipeline for 2012 Tech News and Analysis

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Honda Motor Co. to start selling a pair of vehicles in 2012, including a to larger” plug-in hybrid and an model, the automaker’s president Ito said on Tuesday.

Honda Co. plans to start selling a of plug-in vehicles in 2012, a “mid-size to larger” plug-in and an all-electric model, the automaker’s Tkanobu Ito said in a statement on .

This is the first time has committed to a firm timeline for out electric vehicles. The company has a relatively conservative stance on vehicles since it stopped the electric Honda EV Plus a decade ago .

The company, whose current includes the Insight and CR-Z hybrid models. also to introduce multiple mild in Japan within a year — with the Fit Hybrid in the fall. hybrids are gas-electric cars have a small, high-voltage pack and electric motor the load with an internal engine. This allows for a engine. but unlike “full” such as the Prius, mild typically don’t have a pure-electric .) Ito also pulled back the today on battery plans for the Hybrid, revealing that the generation model will use a battery from Blue a year-old joint venture Honda and GS Yuasa that’s to start producing the new battery at its this year.

For the two-wheeled set, the automaker it’s still on track to the EV-neo electric scooter in in December, followed next by a new electric bicycle in China (a eyed by startups like Motors and KLD Energy Technologies ). Honda aims to sell motorcycles in “both advanced and nations.”

In a time when competitors are to get plug-in cars like the LEAF and Chevy Volt on the in 2010 and 2011, Honda has been conservative. Honda’s and development chief told as recently as May that “We lack in the electric-vehicle business,” adding while the automaker has been EVs, “It’s questionable consumers will accept the of limited driving range and to spend time charging

Today Ito reiterated those saying range per charge and time are among the issues still “need to be addressed.” And he said Honda still that fuel-cell electric “will provide the ultimate in the long term, the automaker that “battery EVs have the to create a new market” as a form of with no tailpipe emissions. to Ito, “Honda will no future unless we achieve a reduction of CO2 emissions.” Over the decade, he’s hoping to see widespread adoption of electric

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