[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][tov motorsports][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
American Honda reports July 2021 sales results
More.......................
Limited Run Acura NSX Type S to Debut at Monterey Car Week, Celebrates Supercar’s Final Model Year
More.......................
Spied in Southern Europe! 11th gen Civic Type R
More.......................
American Honda reports June 2021 and 2nd quarter sales results
More.......................
Official PR Photos of the 2022 Civic Hatchback
More.......................
Honda is revealing the 2022 Civic Hatchback tonight live on YouTube
More.......................
Just hitting the dealer lots: 2021 Acura TLX Type S
More.......................
2022 MDX Type S Breaks Cover as Acura Race Team Departs for Pikes Peak Hill Climb
More.......................
NSX --> Re: 2022 NSX Type S
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Toyota bet wrong... what about Honda?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: C&D: Tesla Model 3 Not Cheaper in Maintenance
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: 2021 TLX A-Spec vs 2020 TLX A-Spec vs 2010 TL
Join Discussion......
Videos --> Re: Goodbye Swindon
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: 2020 Civic Type R Revealed
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Coffin black interior with boring exterior colors
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: ACURA at NYC Auto Show 2021??
Join Discussion......
MDX --> Re: MDXType S
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - Modifications --> Tonneau Cover for 2017 Ridgeline
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Toyota GR 86 6sp+RWD pretty cool
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Toyota Avalon Sedan Will End Production in 2022
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Honda swings to Q1 operating profit, trounces estimates
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Honda & Acura EV Rumor
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: Type-S Review…
Join Discussion......
Nikkei suggests that Honda will sell EVs in the US
 Date: August 24, 2009 14:15
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hlLe5oXFDdxhPdgQiXkwPKTX-UdQD9A7RH500
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


Over the weekend, a report came out from Japan's Nikkei news service suggesting that Honda is currently developing a Battery-powered Electric Vehicle which will be sold in the US market.



Note that (Honda's previous CEO) Takeo Fukui had publicly scuttled any suggestions that Honda would develop BEVs for future sales, saying that Honda felt that BEVs were not a viable long term solution and that Honda's focus would primarily be on Hybrids and Fuel Cell-powered vehicles. The automotive landscape has been in a state of flux for the past few years, and the Obama administration has introduced new incentives and grants promoting BEV development, so it's quite possible that Honda has re-evaluated their former position.

We asked Honda representatives about this story and received the following (unsurprising) response.

...We are aware of this piece, and we can tell you that although electric
vehicles are one of the alternative technologies that Honda is conducting
research and development activities on, we have not made any decision about
plans for commercialization of this technology. In addition, we have not
yet publicly announced what we will be exhibiting at Tokyo Motor Show. We
traditionally release that information via a formal press release a few
weeks prior to the show.

Last edited by JeffX on August 24, 2009 19:41

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Your Feedback
Date Subject User
08-24-2009 17:56 Swappable Batteries   (Score: 1, Normal) sjava
08-24-2009 19:18 mchester
08-24-2009 22:01 ipribadi
08-25-2009 08:30 $mooth
08-25-2009 14:09 ipribadi
08-24-2009 20:22 Varmint
08-24-2009 20:32 JeffX
08-24-2009 20:44 HONDA AFVM
08-24-2009 21:06 JeffX
08-24-2009 22:16 HONDA AFVM
08-25-2009 19:26 TonyEX
08-25-2009 08:21 Insightman
09-19-2009 00:22 Servo
08-24-2009 19:46 I agree with Fukui - BEVs are a dead end   (Score: 1, Normal) JeffX
08-25-2009 00:40 Potenza
08-25-2009 22:55 incubus
08-26-2009 03:07 JIRZLEE
08-26-2009 08:13 danielgr
08-28-2009 08:16 chavv
08-28-2009 12:50 Potenza
08-28-2009 18:14 JeffX
08-25-2009 04:30 chavv
08-25-2009 08:15 80honda
08-25-2009 09:02 longhorn
08-25-2009 10:19 JeffX
08-25-2009 10:54 danielgr
08-25-2009 10:57 h2power
08-25-2009 11:20 rkn
08-25-2009 11:55 longhorn
08-25-2009 12:06 JeffX
08-25-2009 12:39 timp64
08-25-2009 12:50 JeffX
08-25-2009 12:53 Grace141
08-25-2009 12:59 jero
08-25-2009 19:15 TonyEX
08-25-2009 20:39 jero
08-26-2009 13:51 $mooth
08-26-2009 15:56 jero
08-27-2009 17:38 TonyEX
08-25-2009 12:00 JeffX
08-25-2009 13:20 chavv
08-25-2009 18:20 Potenza
08-25-2009 19:14 TonyEX
08-25-2009 14:02 Colin
08-25-2009 15:20 JeffX
08-25-2009 17:03 Stevens24
08-25-2009 18:26 jero
08-25-2009 22:12 Price
08-26-2009 08:08 JeffX
08-26-2009 13:17 Colin
08-28-2009 14:34 cforez
08-28-2009 00:09 So sad   (Score: 1, Normal) civicwithacord
08-24-2009 20:47 Know when we will really find the best alternate?   (Score: 1, Normal) NSXman
08-24-2009 22:56 JeffX
08-25-2009 04:09 danielgr
08-25-2009 14:05 NSXman
08-24-2009 17:32 More flip flopping and late to the game yet again?   (Score: 1, Normal) jero
08-24-2009 19:05 CR-V9
08-24-2009 19:09 CR-V9
08-24-2009 19:24 mchester
08-25-2009 09:05 longhorn
08-24-2009 19:27 80honda
08-24-2009 20:22 cforez
08-25-2009 09:46 jero
2022 Acura MDX Specs and Features
Read Article....................
2022 Honda Civic Design Story, a video by Honda
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX Advance
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX - Details and Cutaways
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2020 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
29