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Honda to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040 in N. America

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NEW YORK (AP) — Japanese automaker Honda plans to phase out all gasoline-powered vehicles in North America by 2040. The announcement Friday makes Honda the latest major automaker with a goal of becoming carbon neutral.

It came as leaders of the major global economies are meeting for President Joe Biden’s climate summit.

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Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe said the company expects that 40% of all vehicle sales will be battery or fuel-cell powered by 2030, and 80% of all vehicles sold will be electric or fuel-cell powered by 2035.

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