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Honda plans EV-only sales from 2040 in North America: Here’s how

Honda plans EV-only sales from 2040 in North America: Here’s how

Honda aims to have 100-percent EV sales in North America by 2040, the automaker has said today, though it'll take a few years before mass-market electric vehicles are ready for primetime. The goal is "100-percent zero emission electrified vehicles" only in less than two decades, though that won't mean battery-electric alone.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

2021 Honda Ridgeline Review: Looking the part

Brand identity is a tricky thing to get right. If the second-generation Ridgeline had a problem, it was that it was just too similar, from the front at least, to Honda's Pilot. That's not a bad looking SUV, no, but if you weren't confusing the Ridgeline for its (mechanically similar) sibling, you were probably questioning its softer aesthetics compared to most rival pickups.

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2022 Honda Civic Sedan revealed: There’s a lot counting on it

2022 Honda Civic Sedan revealed: There’s a lot counting on it

Honda has given us our first look of the new 2022 Civic Sedan, thoroughly reworked and headed to US dealerships later this year. Clearly related to the Civic Prototype unveiled back in November 2020, the new Civic Sedan marks a departure from the current model by virtue of its new grille treatment.

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Honda teams up with Verizon to assess how 5G Ultra-Wideband enhances safety in autonomous driving

Honda teams up with Verizon to assess how 5G Ultra-Wideband enhances safety in autonomous driving

Honda and Verizon are teaming up to test how the latter's 5G Ultra-Wideband and 5G Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) ensures a fast and reliable connection between vehicles, pedestrians, and road infrastructures. Honda's been developing its Safe Swarm collision-free technology since 2017. This new partnership with Verizon and the University of Michigan's Mcity will assess how Verizon's 5G networks and mobile edge computing (MEC) could benefit autonomous driving in general.

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Honda and Acura all-electric SUVs confirmed with GM Ultium power

Honda and Acura all-electric SUVs confirmed with GM Ultium power

Honda is preparing to launch two all-electric SUVs, one under its Acura brand, in the US, the automaker has confirmed, as it attempts to fill in a conspicuous BEV gap in its line-up. While Honda currently offers several hybrid vehicles, and a fuel-cell model powered by hydrogen, it lacks a single all-electric model in the US. Meanwhile only one of its hybrid range is an SUV.

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Honda very carefully sets loose its Level 3 autonomous car

Honda very carefully sets loose its Level 3 autonomous car

Honda is rolling out the first car with Level 3 driver-assistance, with the new Legend capable of piloting itself on highways without demanding human supervision, though don't expect to be overtaken by an autonomous sedan any time soon. The new Legend with Honda SENSING Elite is only being offered in Japan currently, with the automaker taking a very cautious path to deployment.

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2022 Honda HR-V unveiled in Japan, and it’s a hybrid!

2022 Honda HR-V unveiled in Japan, and it’s a hybrid!

Now we’re perplexed. Early this year, Honda said the next-generation HR-V would be different from the current Vezel/HR-V sold in other regions like Japan and Europe. And now, Honda unveiled the all-new 2022 Vezel/HR-V in Japan, and it’s nothing we expected from Honda.

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Honda Performance Development is selling limited-edition Type R engines for racing applications

Honda Performance Development is selling limited-edition Type R engines for racing applications

Honda Performance Development (HPD) has been selling Type R crate engines exclusively to racing teams and Honda Racing Line members. But in recent news, it seems HPD is opening its doors to a limited number of Type R crate engines to anyone with a fat wallet.

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Microsoft joins GM and Honda in $2bn Cruise autonomous investment

Microsoft joins GM and Honda in $2bn Cruise autonomous investment

Microsoft is joining a new, $2 billion investment round in Cruise, partnering with the autonomous vehicle company and General Motors to work on commercializing driverless technology. The deal will see Cruise valued at $30 billion, with Microsoft joining not only GM but Honda and other investors in adding new equity to the self-driving firm.

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Honda will design the next-generation HR-V specifically for the US

Honda will design the next-generation HR-V specifically for the US

Overseas, Honda has a vehicle called the Vezel that is sold in the US as the HR-V. Recently, some images showed up of a German Vezel test mule with a sportier design than the vehicle currently offered in the States. For Europe, the next-generation Vezel will feature a fastback-like roofline.

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2021 Honda Ridgeline begins shipping on February 2

2021 Honda Ridgeline begins shipping on February 2

Honda has announced that the redesigned Ridgeline pickup will land at Honda dealerships starting on February 2. For 2021, the Ridgeline has an all-new exterior that looks more rugged and truck-like than past models. While the exterior is completely redone, the truck still comes with a standard V-6 engine, fully independent suspension, and standard torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

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Ford and FCA forced to idle plants due to semiconductor shortage

Ford and FCA forced to idle plants due to semiconductor shortage

A new report is making the rounds that Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been forced to idle some production facilities due to a shortage of semiconductors. Ford has idled the Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky for a week, with plant managers taking a down period from later in the year to compensate. Meanwhile, FCA has idled its Brampton facility in Ontario, Canada, and one other site.

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