Honda will reportedly unveil a prototype for a battery powered mini car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. A production version of that plug-in vehicle is expected to hit the streets by 2015. Despite the company's preference for hydrogen fuel cells, a plug-in may be necessary in order to meet the numbers of zero emission vehicles mandated by new California standards in coming years.
The automaker could certainly leverage the work it has done on the electrically driven FCX Clarity in combination with lithium batteries from its joint venture with GS Yuasa. We'll be on hand in Tokyo this year for the first time, so we'll show you exactly what Honda is planning.
[Source: Green Car Congress]