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Honda to launch first mass-produced electric car in October

Nissan and Toyota also plan new EV rollouts, anticipating market growth

The Honda e is less than 4 meters long and can travel 300 km on a single charge.

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will roll out in October its first mass-produced electric vehicle in Japan, the Honda e, the company said on Thursday.

The EV will go on sale on October 30 at a retail price of about 4.5 million yen ($42,000). Honda aims to sell the compact car, which is fitted with cameras instead of door mirrors, mainly to urban consumers.

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