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Honda to Begin Testing EV Charging Technologies in Republic of the Marshall Islands

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) today announced plans to begin real-world demonstration testing of EV charging technologies in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The testing will be conducted jointly with the government of the Marshall Islands using Honda's electric vehicle Fit EV, and the solar power-ready AC normal charger, Honda…Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced plans to begin real-world demonstration testing of EV charging technologies in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The testing will be conducted jointly with the government of the Marshall Islands using Honda's electric vehicle Fit EV, and the solar power-ready AC normal charger, Honda Power Charger.Starting at 11:00am local time today in Marshall Islands, a ceremony to commemorate the start of demonstration testing was held in front of the Marshall Islands government building. The ceremony included Christopher Loeak, the President of the Marshall Islands; the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan from the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Hideyuki Mitsuoka, and Fumihiko Ike, Chairman and Representative Director of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.As with many other island countries in the Pacific Ocean, the Republic of the Marshall Islands is almost totally dependent on imports for its energy supply, and the effort to increase energy self-sufficiency and reduce energy costs including transportation costs have been challenges facing the country.

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