Honda Launches Prime Electric Car in China
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Honda Launches Prime Electric Car in China

Saitama : Japan | Dec 23, 2010 at 4:54 AM PST
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Honda Motor Company (HMC) will launch its first electric car in China in 2012. Currently the company is studying the possibility to market the pure electric-energy vehicles in hopes it can boost sales in the country with the largest automotive market in the world.

To smooth the move, Honda is now preparing the test program in several countries including Japan, the United States and China. Two models are more developed, the hatchback Jazz (Fit) and medium sedan Accord hybrid plug-in that was tested in Saitama, Japan.

Takanobu Ito, President of Honda as reported by Dow Jones, today (12/21/2010) said the launch electric cars debut, in China, depends on government policy encouraging the use of energy friendly vehicles, fuel efficient and desired to see what strategies local partners . "The opportunity is very good in China," said Takanobu Ito.

However, large market potential in China and support incentives hindered by China's policy of requiring all foreign automakers to transfer technology of electric cars on local partners. The target, China's auto industry could become independent and to apply this new technology in the next 10 years. Well, this policy of course is deemed contrary and detrimental to foreign principals.

In collaboration with Toshiba Company. On the other hand, HMC also announced its cooperation with one of Japan's largest electronics manufacturer Toshiba Corporation to supply lithium-ion batteries in electric cars. This partnership is continued after Toshiba has become the sole supplier of lithium-ion batteries for electric scooters made by Honda.

Tomohiko Kawanabe, Head of Research and Development Center for HMC, as reported by bloomberg (12/20/2010) said, previously the company had formed a partnership with GS Yuasa Corporation, which feeds the batteries for hybrid cars. But, the supply of batteries from Toshiba seems to be more compatible with all variants of electric cars are prepared by Honda.

Currently, Honda is preparing hybrid electric vehicles and plug-ins in order to meet government regulations (Japan) related to high exhaust gas emissions. In addition to the above two companies, Honda also has worked with other battery manufacturers namely, Panasonic Corporation and Sanyo Electric Company.

Honda claims that electric cars are being prepared provided the ability to roam up to 160 km per hour every time the power battery is fully charged.

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Honda Motor Company (HMC) will launch its first electric car in China in 2012. Currently the company is studying the possibility to market the pure electric-energy vehicles in hopes it can boost sales in the country with the largest automotive market in the world.
Putu Karya is based in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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