Hybrids to Account for 10% of Honda Sales by 2010

Honda president Takeo Fukui sees Honda FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan as leading the way 'for the next 100 years of personal mobility.'

Published: 14-Jan-2008

DETROIT, Michigan (AFP) — Hybrid vehicles will account for 10 percent of Honda Motor's global sales by 2010 as the company focuses on increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon monoxide emissions, the Japanese automaker's chief said Sunday.

"The challenge to create the most fuel efficient products for our customers and the environment will continue as a central focus of our product development efforts," Honda president Takeo Fukui said at a press conference at the Detroit auto show.

"At Honda, we believe this challenge cannot be met with a single technology."


The Edge crossover concept vehicle could go the first 25 or 30 miles each day on energy from the power grid.

Priced at $24,400 MSPR, the Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the requirements for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, thereby qualifying for a tax credit of $2,350.

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.


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