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Honda aiming for 100% electric vehicles by 2040

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Good call, Honda. The wind is in your sails.

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2040 ? slow effort

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Even the NSX? Who wants an NSX without a V6?

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Ah, EV and hydrogen!

OK, go Honda!

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Funny. Now, it's the thing to AIM. It use to be the thing to PROMISE.

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Stocks in the coal industry just rose on this news.

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@K-A

Almost all industrialized countries are moving away from coal to renewables, which dovetail nicely with EVs and hydrogen. Presumably Japan will follow then if they listen to Koizumi.

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I have a feeling that by 2040 Honda will sell 100% electric cars because there will be already a decade without gas stations.

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UK aiming for all electric cars by 2030. So there might be new Honda production line which will be better for Japan as the location is at the Centre even though it is an island and out of EU.

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Japanese Car Manufacturers will see the decline like the Japanese Electronic Industry; Once premium companies such as Hitachi, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba, Sharp are all but dead in consumer electronics. Overtaken in the digital revolution. The whole manufacturing model for cars is shifting with Japan still stuck in the 80s. I know people in Honda and people are leaving the company in droves... Lost Cause in Auto but I would concentrate in other niche segments to survive.

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I am a big fan of electric vehicles in places that get a lot of their electricity from clean energy.

However, Japan gets

40% of its electricity from burning oil,

21% from burning natural gas, and

26% from burning coal.

That equates to 87% of Japan's electricity coming from the burning of fossil fuels. Clearly, switching to EVs while relying on carbon based fuels for one's electricity, is of very little use in reducing green house gases.

On a related subject, China currently uses more EVs than the rest of the world combined. Because that country continues to rely on carbon based fuels to manufacture electricity, the only thing that EVs accomplish for China is to reduce its importation of gasoline and diesel fuels.

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40% of the Japanese economy is directly or indirectly connected to ICE (internal combustion engine) car production.. when they decided on 2040 I wonder if they even took the likes of Tesla, Nio, Arrive, Canoo, Rivian, Lucid, Xpeng, BYD and maybe Apple and Google EV's .. Good luck.

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Into consideration

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That will be too late.

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Ugly death traps is what they make now. Design a nice looking electric car , driven by me, without all the unnecessary electronic junk and I will think about it. Never seen one nice electric car.

I agree with the above comment on the NSX. I owned 2. Great cars

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I'd like to see electric vehicles that are 100% charged by solar power only. Currently, electric vehicles are reliant on the power grid which is largely fossil fueled here in Japan. And let's not forget the sourcing of the requisite rare earth metals for batteries.

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The demand for lithium is expanding by the month with mining companies seeking more and more locations for new ones. Destroyed countryside for the sake of the lithium.

https://www.savannahresources.com/assets/mina-do-barroso/

and 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-environment-lithium-insight-idUSKBN2080GV

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I'll stick with ICE until until the last drop of oil is gone.

Sure, they're clean (if you don't get into how they make or dispose of the batteries), but "fun to drive"?

I think not. Driving an EV is like having s-x wearing earplugs and gloves.

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