Honda Motor expects two-thirds of its global sales will be zero-emissions vehicles by 2030.
Speaking in Tokyo this week, group president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo said his company also expects zero-emission technologies including fuel cells, electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids will ultimately account for almost all of its global sales by 2050.
The company is preparing to launch a new version of its Clarity fuel cell car in Japan next month and expects its next generation fuel cell systems, being developed in collaboration with General Motors, will go into production in 2020.
Tachigo also reaffirmed his company has no independent plans to financially bail out supplier Takata which is embroiled in a ballooning recall crisis with reports of at least 10 deaths and more than 100 injuries associated with its airbags.
So far, Takata has agreed to recall 50m airbags worldwide – bit this number could rise further. Honda is Takata's biggest customer.