In recent years, many car manufacturers have decided to invest in electric cars. Aware of the environmental risks caused by combustion engine vehicles, they thought it would be a good idea to go electric. In fact, before long, these particular types of cars will certainly dominate the market. This will force all other manufacturers who are still hesitating to join in to do so. Such is the case, for example, of the Japanese manufacturer Honda, which, although a little late, has finally decided to start producing electric cars.
Finally clean cars at Honda
Some time ago, we were still wondering when Honda would start producing clean cars. But it is now done! According to the information shared by the British magazine Autocar, the Japanese firm has announced its intention to switch to the production of electric and hybrid cars. Of course, Honda is a bit behind its competitors who have been at it for a while. However, she certainly has her reasons. Moreover, it should be remembered that these will not be Honda’s first clean vehicles, strictly speaking. Let’s remember that the brand already has a few models equipped with fuel cell technology. This technology is certainly not as efficient as electric, but its use already reflects Honda’s interest in clean cars.
A new range of electric and hybrid cars within the next decade
Honda is finally going electric. This is great news for brand loyalists! However, do not expect an imminent release. Indeed, if we still rely on Autocar’s revelations, Honda will produce 100% electric and hybrid vehicles. However, their commercialization is not yet very sure. In particular, the firm plans a release within the next decade. That’s a pretty slim lead and doesn’t tell us when we’ll actually see electric or hybrid Hondas on the streets.
Electric cars are all the rage these days. Indeed, the various car manufacturers are gradually moving into this field and the products that are coming out are more and more numerous and diversified. In this article, we will present you the best electric cars available on the market today.
Tesla Model S
When talking about electric cars, it is impossible not to mention the name Tesla. This car manufacturer is one of the first brands to enter this sector and now has numerous models. Among the most popular is the Tesla Model S. This is a sedan that offers three battery capacities (70 kWh, 85 kWh and 90 kWh) and can provide up to 500 km of range on a single charge. The Tesla Model S has all-wheel drive and can go from 0 to 1001 km/h in just 3 seconds.
Although it is still quite young in this field, Renault also has a strong presence in the electric car market. With its ZOE model, this manufacturer has been able to impose its name on the market and seduce many French drivers. The Renault ZOE is a 5-seater city car with an electric engine (the R240). It is equipped with a 22 kWh rechargeable battery, which gives it an average range of 160 km on a single charge.
It is currently the best-selling electric car in the world. Indeed, since its release in 2010, this compact sedan has already been sold in more than 20,000 units. It is equipped with a powerful 110 hp engine and is offered in two battery capacities (24 kWh and 30 kWh). For the one with a 24 kWh battery, the average range is announced at 160 km for a single charge. The model with a 30 kWh battery capacity offers an average range of 190 km on a single charge. That’s good enough for most drivers of our time for an electric vehicle.
The fight against climate change and the protection of the environment are nowadays at the center of the preoccupations of governments all over the world. Indeed, efforts to reduce CO2 emissions have been enormous in recent times and as usual, China is at the top of the list of the most committed countries. Today, it confirms this by setting a goal of having 40% of electric cars on its streets by the year 2030.
A response to the requirements of the COP21
China was among the countries that attended the COP21 climate conference held in Paris last year. In its content, this conference highlights various important points concerning the protection of the environment. On this occasion, many countries among the participants submitted their climate action plans to the United Nations before the conference. For the particular case of China, he highlighted three main points in its programs, namely reaching a peak of CO2 emissions in 2030, reducing CO2 emissions per unit of GDP by 60 to 65% and promoting the use of non-fossil fuels.
With this in mind, the Chinese government has decided to focus much more on the industrial sector and more particularly on the automotive sector. Indeed, the Chinese Ministry of Industry has just released a note saying that at least 20% of vehicles on the road from 2025 will have to be electric. This rate should then be increased to 40% by 2030. The Chinese automotive industry should therefore take note of this new injunction, and it would be best to do so now so as not to be late.
15.2 million green cars sold in 2030
As one of the countries most affected by climate change, China is also among the most committed to fighting it. Thus, in addition to the above-mentioned target, Chinese authorities also plan to sell up to 15.2 million clean (or green) cars by 2030. In fact, the country is already on the right track at the moment, having already sold about 330,000 new energy vehicles last year.