Honda decided to abandon the use of diesel engines. About it reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the brand. It is expected that diesel engines will no longer be installed on Japanese cars by 2021.
In the future Honda will have to rely on machines with electric propulsion. According to the company plans by 2030, environmentally friendly cars will account for two-thirds of all models of the brand. In addition, by 2025, every model of Honda that are sold in Europe will have an electric version.
At the last Frankfurt motor show, Honda introduced its first production electric vehicle under the name Honda e. The car will soon go on sale in Europe at a price of 29 thousand euros. At the moment, Honda has already announced the start accepting orders for the electric car. The car has a motor, which is mounted on the rear axle. The novelty will be offered to customers in two versions. So, to buy will be available Honda e engine capacity of 136 HP (100 kW). Also you can have a motor with recoil 150 HP (113 kW). Acceleration to first hundred in both modifications is approximately 8 seconds.
In September, Daimler, which includes Mercedes-Benz has declared that it no longer intends to develop new internal combustion engines. Now, the automaker intends to concentrate on work in the field of electrical systems, “green” powertrains and batteries. Recently, the group has already submitted a number of commercial vehicles, trucks and buses that run solely on electricity.