Honda Canada to Invest in Electric Chargers at Dealerships
Honda has announced that 152 dealerships across Canada – nearly two thirds of the dealer network- have committed to installing two level 2 electric chargers on-site by the end of the 2017.
“The investment by our dealer network is an indication of our commitment to supporting Honda’s Global 2030 Vision of electrifying two thirds of our fleet,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Honda Canada. “This electrification project is essential to our future business as we begin to introduce more electrified vehicles in Canada starting with the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid sedan later this winter.”
The infrastructure improvement project will be completed before the arrival of the Clarity Plug-In Electric Hybrid later this winter. Anticipated average charge time is two and half hours at 240 volts for a full charge of a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack. With an anticipated overall driving range in excess of 530km and estimated all electric range of 68km, the Clarity Plug-In Electric Hybrid aims to ease Canadian’s concerns about driving range with a no-compromise alternative fuel vehicle that meets the needs of Honda’s customers today while building the foundation of an electrified future.