Plug-in hybrids will be "at the core of electrification in the future" for Honda, said Chief Executive Takahiro Hachigo.
The advantages of a plug-in hybrid are clear. For short trips, they act like an electric car, running off battery power alone, and not burning a single drop of gasoline.
However, where the all-electric car falls short is during longer trips, where limited infrastructure means drivers often have difficulty finding a charging station. The plug-in hybrid also has a fuel tank, and when the battery doesn't have enough charge to get you to your destination, it can operate just