Electric Honda HR-V set to be launched in China

Honda will reportedly introduce three electric vehicles in China this year, and one of them is said to be based on the HR-V. The model is currently being offered with petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains, but is without a battery electric option.

According to a report from Yahoo Japan, the HR-V based EV will most likely make its debut at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. “Two local joint venture companies will begin manufacturing and selling small SUV electric vehicles. I’d like to introduce it as soon as possible,” said Yasuhide Mizuno, COO of Honda China.

No word on other electrified models, but it has been suggested the HR-V EV will be joined by the XR-V, which is exclusive to the Chinese market. Similarly, it isn’t confirm which of the two joint ventures – Dongfeng Honda and Guangqi Honda – will be involved in the production of these EVs.

Honda’s electrification efforts involve the introduction of the Clarity, which can be had with three different electrified powertrains. It has also announced that every new car model launched in Europe will feature electrification, established an electric motor company with Hitachi, and gave a preview of the all-new Insight recently.