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Honda will bring to the front the goal is to be completely electrified in Europe, up to and including 2022

FILE PHOTO: Honda’s electric Micro Commuter Concept city vehicle, the electric motor will be displayed during the International Sao Paulo Motor Show media day in Sao Paulo on the 23rd of October, 2012. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Honda has brought to the fore with a goal in order to sell electric and hybrid cars in Europe for three years, until 2022, a well established company, an executive said on Wednesday.

Last month, Honda said it would progressively to all diesel car sales in Europe by 2021 in favor of electric cars.

The carmaker had said in March that the goal is to move 100% of its energy sales to the electric motors in the year 2025.”

“By 2022, we are confident that we will be able to offer the full range of electrified as well as the actual delivery of something very special,” Tom Gardner, a senior vice president of Honda Motor Europe, said.

Gardner made the announcement in Amsterdam, whose Honda was in for the launch of the new fully-electric Jazz model for the European market.

“We have seen a huge change happening in Europe, and today, we are announcing our response to it.”

“We also feel that the fact that the us is on the rise. Of course, it is the law relating to the environment, it is becoming increasingly apparent as well. This is the direction that we are, in the context of the development of a new, fully-electrified line.”

The European Union has set new rules for vehicle manufacturers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions starting next year or face fines and penalties.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Mark Potter

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