On October 15, American Honda announced that it will add 120 electric vehicle (EV) chargers at their US headquarters in Torrance, California.
This initiative is to prepare for a new generation of plug-in hybrid (PHV) models set to be released by 2018 as well as for Hondaâ€™s employees to commute to work in electric vehicles.
The expansion will be conducted in two phases with the first phase already started. Honda anticipates that around 100 employees will be able to commute in EVs.
Honda currently has the Fit EV and the Accord PHV available in the US market. A new fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) is scheduled for release in 2016 along with new EVs and PHVs to be added by 2018.
â€œThis expansion will make commuting in an EV a convenient option for the vast majority of Honda associates in Torrance,â€ said Steve Center, Vice President of American Hondaâ€™s Environmental Business Development Office and Product Regulatory Office.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)