According to foreign media reports, Honda’s chief executive, said Takanobu Ito, Honda intends to take advantage of the rich resources of technology and R & D in China, electric car batteries. He also said that if you want zero-emission vehicles to become mainstream, but also a breakthrough in battery technology.
Takanobu Ito Week 2, said: “If the right opportunity, we hope to jointly develop batteries with China.
“Said Honda chief executive officer, announced plans to Honda, Guangzhou Honda joint venture in China, the annual output increased by 1 / 3, to 480,000.
Takanobu Ito said: “In a major breakthrough in battery technology needs.” He predicted that electric cars become mainstream models also need 10-20 years. As Japan’s second largest car manufacturer, Honda will focus on the recent hybrid vehicles and energy-saving car.
Honda is considering in the U.S., Europe and Japan, limited market electric car.
Honda, Japan’s GS Yuasa Corp and the establishment of a joint venture, cooperative R & D for hybrid lithium-ion battery. Honda said that if necessary, the two companies will co-produce the batteries for electric vehicles. GS Yuasa and Mitsubishi Corporation established a joint venture company, has developed and produced electric car batteries.
Last year, China has surpassed the U.S. as the world’s largest car market. For the global auto manufacturers, China is an increasingly important battlefield. Automotive companies are waiting for the Chinese government announced the development of policies to promote fuel-efficient vehicles.
China’s auto market, has sold more than 10 million years, the Chinese Government stand for the electric car many car companies will determine the pace of new product introductions. At present, the auto companies on the development of electric cars is still in the wait state.
Volkswagen last month said China’s attitude towards electric vehicles consumers will determine the company’s electric car development. In 2018 the public scheme, as the industry leader in electric vehicles.
Electric cars may be a great development in the Chinese market. Chinese media have reported in this week, the Chinese government will announce this at the end of electric car subsidies, will each purchase of electric vehicles provide consumers with up to 6 million in subsidies, while 3,000 to hybrid buyers subsidy to improve .
BYD, etc. This policy will benefit the local Chinese companies. BYD’s battery technology company has already attracted Buffett and Daimler’s investment and interest.
Honda sold in China last year, a total of about 58 million vehicles, about half of American Honda’s total sales. However, Honda said the importance of Chinese market is gradually improving, perhaps years later to become Honda’s largest car market.
Takanobu Ito forecast, the next three to five years, sales in the U.S. market will reach 1500-1600 million years. Analysts predicted that sales this year will reach the United States 1100-1250 10000.