Honda is testing new electric-car charging stations in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, in the Pacific Ocean. Honda will jointly conduct testing with the government of the Marshall Islands of a solar-powered AC charging station called the Honda Power Charger.
With support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Honda and the Marshall Islands government will conduct a pilot testing program using the charging stations, and a small fleet of Fit EV electric cars.
So the country has an even greater incentive to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. For its part, Honda is laying the groundwork for a return to the plug-in car market after a brief hiatus. Honda plans to launch a new battery-electric car and a new plug-in hybrid in 2018, but has not provided any specific information on either model.