The Honda Kind R efficiency badge might ultimately be utilized to EVs, Ko Yamamoto, a technical advisor to the automaker, mentioned in a just lately printed interview with Autocar.
These EVs must be worthy of the Kind R badge, offering the identical pleasing driving expertise as conventional Kind R fashions, Yamamoto mentioned.
2023 Honda Civic Kind R units ‘Ring document
“The Kind R is an attribute that maximizes the pleasure of driving and operation,” Yamamoto mentioned. “If that pleasure will be transported with an electrical automobile, then that automobile might be referred to as a Kind R.”
Yamamoto additionally dominated out Kind R variations of present Honda gasoline fashions such because the CR-V and HR-V, which means the present Civic Kind R, launched for the 2023 mannequin 12 months, would be the solely automobile to put on the Kind R badge for now.
The Honda E and e:Ny1 EVs bought abroad will not get Kind R efficiency variants both, Yamamoto mentioned, however Honda has loads of different EVs in improvement.
2024 Honda Prologue
Honda mentioned final 12 months that it plans to launch 30 EVs globally by 2030. Some will attain the U.S., beginning with the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX crossovers due in 2024. Each are primarily based on Normal Motors’ Ultium part set, and shall be manufactured by GM, however Honda plans to comply with them up with EVs primarily based by itself structure in 2025. The primary of these fashions may even be a crossover.
Honda can be planning a line of reasonably priced EVs primarily based on a further platform co-developed with GM, and is collaborating with Sony on the brand new EV model Afeela.