Honda Motor Co. has announced it will unveil an electric concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The company also plans to show off a new type of hybrid powertrain at the show.
Like Toyota, Honda has been notable in the past for saying that electric cars cost too much and offer too little driving range. Both companies, however, have moved toward pure electric powertrains in the past year. Toyota announced earlier this year that it is teaming with Tesla Motors on the development of a pure electric car.
Honda is saying little about the announced rollouts, but the hybrid powertrain is believed to be aimed at large vehicles.
A half century ago, cars were still built by people, not robots. Even on some of the countryís longest assembly lines, human workers installed windows, doors, hoods, engines, windshields, and batteries, with no robotic aid.
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