Honda Motor unveiled the second model of its new China-only electric vehicle (EV) lineup on Saturday, aiming at the fast-growing, battery-driven car segment in the country.
The automaker said last year it prepared to present EV models under a new brand called “e:N Series” over the next five years with partners GAC and Dongfeng Motor.
It started selling the first model in China in April.
“Honda is transforming itself into an electric brand in China with a series of unique and diverse electric mobility products that only Honda can offer,” said Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe.
A major challenge facing Honda and its significant Japanese peers, Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor, is catching up to competitors such as Tesla Inc who have forged ahead in the EV sector.
Honda presented a target to roll out 30 EV models worldwide and produce some 2 million EVs a year by 2030 earlier in 2022.