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Tesla to launch first electric lorry

Tesla to launch first electric lorry

Honda has confirmed every car model launched in Europe will now be electric.

The car company announced it would be changing their vehicles at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show when Honda Motor Co. President and CEO, Takahiro Hachigo broke the news, according to citizen.co.za.

During his conference speech Takahiro said while unveiling the new Urban EV Concept: "This is not some vision of the distant future; a production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019.

"Here in Europe, we see this move towards electrification gathering pace at an even higher rate than elsewhere."

Honda also revealed they aim to have at least two thirds of its cars electrified by 2030 and in Europe, the target is 2025.

The cars will also feature the new Honda Power Manager Concept, a fully integrated energy transfer system which can distribute electricity to and from the main grid.

Philip Ross, senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe, said: "On sale from 2018, this vehicle will be the first Honda hybrid SUV sold here in Europe.

"When appropriate, Power Manager can draw on energy from the EV battery to power the home, and minimize the demand from the main grid.

"It even allows energy stored in the EV to be sold back to the grid to generate an income for the owner."

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