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Summary of Honda CEO speech at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President, Representative Director and CEO Takahiro Hachigo held a press conference today, at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. President, Representative Director and CEO Takahiro Hachigo held a press conference today, at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019. Following is a summary of his formal remarks:

Honda’s 2030 Vision and passion toward Tokyo Motor Show

Ever since its founding, with a passion to help people all around the world, Honda has been committed to delivering new value for mobility and people’s daily lives through our broad range of products, including motorcycles, automobiles, power products and business jets. And today, we are pursuing our business with our 2030 Vision as a guide, which is to serve people worldwide with the “joy of expanding their life’s potential.”

The Tokyo Motor Show has a special place in our heart as a motor show held in the home market of Honda. We believe that the Tokyo Motor Show should be an occasion where the fundamental strengths of Japan and new value that only Japan can create get communicated from Japan to people all around the world.

At the same time, we hope that a broader range of customers will grow their interest in cars and motorcycles through this Tokyo Motor Show, including young people who will forge the future. Furthermore, we want Honda booth visitors to enjoy real-world experiences of how Honda mobility products can expand the “joy of mobility” and “people’s life’s potential.”

Today, we will introduce products that embody Honda’s 2030 Vision and also other attractive products Honda wants to showcase from Japan to the world.

Honda e:TECHNOLOGY – Honda’s proposal to expand people’s life’s potential

Electrification and energy are key factors which will enable us to fulfill our 2030 Vision and expand people’s life’s potential.

Striving to help individual people in their daily lives, Honda has been working on the electrification of our automobile products for over 20 years, and at the same time, we have been evolving products that generate power and energy, such as generators and general purpose engines. Also, Honda has been introducing technologies that connect products through energy and electricity, such as the Power Exporter 9000 which enables the external output of electricity generated by a vehicle, and the Honda Mobile Power Pack, a portable and swappable battery that makes it easy for people to carry electricity with them.

With our technologies, Honda has created a cycle of “generating energy, using energy and connecting with energy.” And in the coming years, Honda will further enhance this cycle and seamlessly connect mobility and people’s daily lives. With that, Honda will create new value that only Honda can create and contribute to the realization of a carbon-free society.

Honda’s high-efficiency electrification technologies, including energy management technologies, will enable us to create value for mobility and people’s daily lives. And we will evolve consistent communications of such products and technologies under the collective name of “Honda e:TECHNOLOGY.”

Honda wants to offer new value unique only to Honda for those customers who use our motorcycles, automobiles and power products that are powered by electricity or other forms of energy. In so doing, Honda wants to inspire people, put a smile on people’s faces and become a partner in making their daily lives more enjoyable. This is our passion represented by the new name – Honda e:TECHNOLOGY.

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