Honda is usually a pioneer
in the automotive industry with innovative devices and
vehicles, the company has been a
bit behind when it comes to EV production in comparison to
other auto giants. Honda has posed the argument that EV vehicles are
far from being successful because of a lack of any real advances in
battery technology. Now, it seems as though Honda may be considering
stepping up to the plate and attempting a battery-related
breakthrough, and they want China to help.
there is a suitable chance, we hope to work with China to develop
batteries," said Takanobu Ito, Honda's chief executive officer.
words have caused speculation as to whether Honda
will produce EV's or not (on the condition that it can
revolutionize the design of automotive batteries). This could put
Honda up in the ranks with other automotive competitors
participating in the making of electric vehicles.
could certainly use the boost into the greener world of EV's, but
choosing China as their partner in search of a better battery might
be a problem since the company had to stop
production in China due to three of its four plants going on
strike in order to obtain better wages in the southern coastal
province of Guangdong.
is no definitive answer or dates regarding if and when Honda will
start EV battery research in China, but it seems as though they have
some issues to iron out before the company can leap into a
partnership with China.