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Honda to develop ultramini EV

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Honda Motor Co. on Thursday revealed a plan to develop ultramini electric vehicles that it hopes will become the go-to mode of transportation for the elderly and other people in lieu of conventional smaller automobiles.

The one- or two-seater vehicles will run at low speeds, reducing the risk of causing traffic accidents. The announcement came on the heels of a recent series of major car accidents involving elderly drivers.

“We want to help advance mobility and living, and provide all people with the joy of the broadened possibilities in their everyday lives,” Honda President Takahiro Hachigo said.

Among the vehicles being developed by Honda is a three-wheeled electric vehicle suitable for short- and middle-distance travel. Honda has yet to decide when to release the vehicles.Speech

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