Regardless of asserting in October that it had dissolved a deal to supply small EVs on a platform shared with GM, Honda absolutely intends to maintain to its dedication to transition to a 100% zero-emissions lineup by 2040. To take action, Honda’s going to want to construct some vehicles. Which of them? Properly, it seems to be like we’re about to seek out out, as Honda introduced Wednesday that it’ll present its new world electrical car collection for the primary time at CES 2024 in January.
“Towards its world purpose to attain carbon neutrality for all merchandise and company actions by 2050, Honda will introduce 30 new EVs globally by 2030 with a world gross sales quantity of two million items,” the corporate’s announcement mentioned. “In North America, Honda has laid out an aggressive timeline of EV introductions resulting in 2030 and finally to 100% zero-emission car gross sales by 2040, which incorporates battery electrical and gas cell electrical powered fashions.”
The announcement was brief on particulars, however Honda did particularly declare that this can be a new EV collection, slightly than a single car, and mentioned it’s going to show these “fashions” (plural) and several other “key applied sciences” at its sales space at CES. Whether or not these will all be bodily idea vehicles or principally renderings, the corporate did not specify. Other than the teaser picture up high there, we do not have a lot to go on, however we do know it is a sufficiently big deal that Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe and EVP Shinji Aoyama will each be readily available to ship remarks.
Whereas GM and Honda’s long-term plans to co-develop smaller vehicles could also be out the window, that does not imply the businesses have severed all ties. Honda’s so-new-it’s-not-even-out-yet Prologue EV makes use of GM’s Ultium battery structure. It is concerning the dimension of the Passport (which slots in between the CR-V and three-row Pilot). Whereas the Prologue will doubtless have a task within the Honda lineup for a number of years to come back, we would not be stunned to see an in-house successor in improvement sooner slightly than later.