LOS ANGELES — As the world's largest maker of internal combustion engines, Honda Motor Co. has been reluctant to join its automotive peers on the electrified bandwagon. In the U.S. market today, 93 percent of Honda's sales come from gasoline-powered vehicles and just 7 percent from hybrids. EVs are zero.
But all that's going to change.
Honda's new global CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, has pledged to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2040 and executives in the U.S. have been given their marching orders.
By early 2024, the Honda brand is expected to sell its first volume EV, aptly named the Prologue, followed by an Acura EV later that year.