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Honda exit from gasoline engines highlights dawn of EV era

Industry must adapt to structural changes driven by Chinese automakers

A Honda e electric car is displayed at the Brussels Motor Show in January 2020. The automaker plans to stop selling gasoline-powered cars worldwide by 2040.   © Reuters

Honda Motor has announced that by 2040, every new car it sells will be either an electric or fuel cell vehicle.

In other words, the automaker will halt the production of internal-combustion engines. We commend the bold decision to accelerate the shift toward a zero-carbon future.

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