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Honda to launch two new plug-ins by 2018

by Drew Johnson

Honda will have two new plug-in models in its lineup by 2018.

Honda has confirmed plans to launch two new plug-in vehicles by 2018. One of those vehicles will be a dedicated plug-in hybrid while the other will take the form of a pure electric.

No other details were given, but Honda says the vehicles will leverage the company's new Earth Dreams Technology powertrains.

The plug-in hybrid model will be Honda's second, joining the Accord Plug-In Hybrid that is currently on sale. The pure electric will be the only battery-powered vehicle in Honda's lineup. Honda is no stranger to electric vehicles, however, as it recently ended production of a battery electric version of its Fit hatchback.

In addition to the new plug-in models, Honda also promised further application of its two- and three-motor hybrid systems.

Honda's plug-in announcement coincided with the North American introduction of the FCV Concept. Honda says a production version of the FCV Concept, which runs on hydrogen, will go on sale in the United States in 2016.

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