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Honda advances ‘Electric Vision’ by announcing name of its new urban EV and confirming hybrid power for all-new Jazz

•• Name of Honda’s urban electric car confirmed: ‘Honda e’
•• Next-generation Jazz will be available with a hybrid powertain featuring advanced i-MMD technology
•• ‘Electric Vision’ strategy will see all Honda cars electrified by 2025

Honda is progressing its ‘Electric Vision’ for Europe by confirming the name of its first fully electric urban vehicle – the ‘Honda e’ – and by announcing that the next-generation Jazz will be available with a hybrid powertrain featuring the brand’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive
(i-MMD) technology.

Honda’s Electric Vision, renewed and emboldened at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, is for 100% of the brand’s European sales to feature electrified powertrains by 2025. The Honda e, presented as a production prototype in Geneva, is Honda’s first model to benefit from a dedicated EV platform and takes a bold step with its design and technology. The compact electric car offers trademark Honda driving dynamics, aided by the sporty rear-wheel drive format and advanced electric powertrain.

Honda e

The Honda e has already received over 22,000 expressions of interest across Europe, and customers can visit their national Honda website for more information.

The i-MMD hybrid system that will be available with the next generation of the popular Jazz hatchback has already won widespread acclaim across Europe for delivering high-levels of real-world efficiency and refinement in the new CR-V Hybrid. Ahead of its 2025 electrification goal, Honda will expand the application of its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid system, with the introduction into smaller segment cars an important first step.

The next-generation Jazz will make its international premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show later this year.

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