MONTREAL— Honda Canada Inc. is pleased to announce a joint partnership with Toyota Canada and Transition énergétique Québec that will invest in a hydrogen infrastructure project on the south shore of Montreal to be completed by the end of 2019. The expansion of hydrogen infrastructure in the province illustrates the company's commitment to expanding clean mobility options and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
“For Honda Canada, this investment in hydrogen infrastructure is about supporting progress in clean mobility options,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Honda Canada Inc. “In the short term, this investment will create an environment where we can continue to test our products and educate Canadians on the vast potential of hydrogen-powered vehicles today knowing that mass adoption could take some time.”
Led by its Blue Skies for Our Children philosophy, which centres around a concept of creating mobility products with the least impact on the environment, the last 50 years of Honda's environmental leadership consisted of moments where the company battled with convention to introduce new ideas that set benchmarks for innovation. Honda has continued to succeed in Canada by a steady cadence of technology investments that would move the company towards its global 2030 Vision and dream of creating a carbon free future.
Currently, Honda's fleet has one of the lowest overall greenhouse gas emissions in the industry attributed to its portfolio of low-emission vehicles, led by both highly efficient internal combustion engines and hybrid powertrains, complemented by the recently launched Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Honda Canada Inc. (HCI) was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. The company has produced more than eight million cars and light trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billionin Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.