By Rajkumar LeishembaTokyo: Japanese auto major Honda Motor Co has started working on electric vehicles keeping in mind India’s push for such automobiles but said a clear road map is required for successful commercial launch.The company, which operates in India through a wholly- owned arm Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL), has already put in place a separate team in its research and division unit for electric vehicles since last year, a senior company official said.”We are aware of India government’s push for all electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. Globally also there is a push for EVs. So we (Honda) have started working on development of such vehicles,” HCIL President and CEO Yoichiro Ueno told here.Honda has already stated that two-thirds of its global sales would come from electrified vehicles by 2030.”Already Honda has set up a separate unit for electric vehicles in its R&D which will focus on development of both body and power train for electric vehicles,” Ueno said.When asked how soon can the company commercially launch an electric vehicle in India, he said it would depend on many factors.”We need a proper road map from the government, standardisation of specifications and charging infrastructure are required,” he added.Highlighting the… Read full this story
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