Honda Motor will introduce a new electric vehicle brand in China in 2022, the automaker said on Wednesday.
It will only launch battery-electric, hydrogen fuel-cell, or petrol-electric hybrid vehicles in the country from 2030.
Honda has sold more than 1.6 million vehicles in China in 2020.
The new brand will be called “e:N Series” and it prepares to present 10 models with partners GAC and Dongfeng Motor over the next five years, Honda said.
Its two joint ventures, GAC-Honda and Dongfeng-Honda, prepare to build new EV-only assembly plants that are expected to start production in 2024.
The planned new models will be utilizing a new vehicle operating system and are being developed based on an auto product platform designed for electric vehicles.
Honda will set up an e:N Series section in all its current retail stores.