John Mendel

Honda will drop CNG vehicles to focus on hybrids, EVs

1:39 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

Honda is reworking its alternative powertrain strategy to focus on hybrids and EVs, and will phase out efforts to commercialize cars powered by compressed natural gas. A new plug-in vehicle, a new battery-electric car and a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle are all on tap, and Honda is expecting them to combine to generate significant sales volumes....
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NEAL E. BOUDETTE

BLOG: Why Honda's Mendel doesn't care about Nissan

12:20 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2015

Nissan has outsold Honda in each of the last three months, but Honda's John Mendel isn't bothered by it. “I don't give a damn about Nissan,” the executive vice president of American Honda told reporters at a roundtable discussion after Honda unveiled a Civic coupe concept at the auto show here....
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Expecting truck boom, Honda takes Acura MDX to 2nd plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Honda Motor Co. plans to spend $85 million to enable its East Liberty, Ohio, plant to produce a fourth nameplate, a move stemming from the company's bullish outlook for North American truck sales....
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The incentives debate: Who's being 'stupid'?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Some big rivals dismiss American Honda sales boss John Mendel's grim warning that extended loan terms and other strategies being employed by competitors hurt resale values, customer loyalty and ultimately profits. So who's right?...
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Honda's Mendel says U.S. sales 'near top,' warns market may suffer from 'stupid things'

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2014

Auto sales in the United States are approaching the highest levels that the market can sustainably support and could suffer long-term damage as automakers increasingly turn to subprime financing and seven-year loans to boost market share, the top sales executive at American Honda warned today....
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NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: Why Honda's John Mendel wants customers to buy a Treasury bond on wheels

3:28 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2014

Jittery stock market? Honda's John Mendel wants you to take your money out of Google, Apple and Tesla -- and put it in Hondas. Not Honda stock. Actual Hondas. They're like Treasury bonds on wheels, with cupholders....
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