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Honda launches electric brand

Japanese automaker Honda Motor plans the launch of a new electric vehicle brand in China in 2022. The new brand, called “e:N Series”, will launch ten models over the next five years with joint venture partners Guangzhou Auto (GAC) and Dongfeng Motor, according to Honda, Reuters reported on Wednesday. From 2030 on, Honda plans to launch only battery-powered cars, plug-in hybrids, and fuel cell vehicles on the Chinese market, according to the report. New Honda models with conventional combustion engines will no longer be available in China. However, the sale of fossil-fueled cars will continue after 2030. The report did not mention for how long.

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