restless wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:17 pm
up until last year Honda was saying batteries are not good and future is hydrogen...
Now they make a 180-degree turn, even made deal with GM - GM will build for them a Honda and Acura models, sold in NA
Feels like upper mgmt in Honda struggle which way to go. All these changes in direction are not good for the brand
This is because they are developing a battery that can compete with the ICE, and when they have it, and can make an electric power unit weigh the same as an ICE, while keeping costs reasonable, then they don't need to use gasoline. Instead we'll burn coal and uranium to fill our cars.
Currently the power unit in the Honda Accord weighs ~400kg total minus axles. This includes gasoline tank, full tank, fuel system, transmission, engine, and fluids. Vehicle mass is roughly ~1500kg and the ICE is rated at 180kW. Honda seems to think they can make an electric car with similar weight range and performance, and if they can, then they no longer need to make gas powered cars.
The final hurdle is charging time as well.