Honda said it will stop selling gas-powered vehicles by 2040. The automaker expects 40 percent of its sales globally to be comprised of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles by 2030, followed by 80 percent in 2035, and 100 percent of sales by 2040.
Honda is the latest car company to commit to an all-electric future, with General Motors, Ford, Volkswagen, Volvo, and others making similar promises in recent months. Honda also said it would “strive to realize carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities” by 2050.
The announcement came from Honda’s new CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, who took the helm in April.
Speaking at a press conference, Mibe said that Honda was committed to helping Japan’s government reach its climate goal of a 46 percent reduction in emission by 2030.
Honda’s current electric lineup is limited. The automaker recently discontinued its Clarity EV, though it will continue to sell hydrogen and plug-in hybrid versions of the vehicle.
Reference: theverge website