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.
Tesla Motors’ $35,000, 200-mile electric car may not revolutionize the auto industry by itself, but it could serve as a starting point for a long, steady climb to a day when half of the world’s vehicles will be plug-ins.
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