Honda has teased two prototype electrical automobiles (EVs) from its China-centric e:N Collection forward of their reveal at this 12 months’s Shanghai motor present, which runs from April 18 to 27.
The Japanese carmaker first launched the e:N sub-brand and revealed 5 idea automobiles at an occasion in China in late 2021, and revealed the sharp-edged e:N2 EV idea final November.
Honda has proven off one shadowy teaser picture of two e:N Collection prototypes that seem like bigger stablemates to the Chinese language e:NS1 and e:NP1 electrical SUVs.
Each of those small electrical crossovers, which intently resemble the HR-V, are produced for China by Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda, respectively.
These two new e:N Collection SUV prototypes can be proven alongside hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) fashions the carmaker provides. Three electrical bicycle fashions will even be displayed too.
Honda mentioned in late 2021 it goals to have a complete of 10 e:N Collection EV fashions on sale in China earlier than 2027. They’ll be bought by devoted sections of the model’s 1200 dealerships throughout the nation, in addition to in devoted e:N dealerships in main cities.
The Japanese carmaker additionally mentioned it “envisions” exporting a few of these e:N Collection EVs from China, though it has but to declare which fashions might want to get their passports prepared.
Honda has mentioned it gained’t introduce any new combustion-powered automobiles to China after 2030, whereas globally the corporate says it would solely promote pure electrical and hydrogen fuel-cell automobiles from 2040 onwards.
It’s tackling this purpose from a number of angles.
For North America, it’s partnering with Common Motors to introduce a pair of electrical SUVs – one referred to as the Honda Prologue, the opposite the Acura ZDX – that use GM’s Ultium underpinnings and can be constructed at GM amenities.
Past the Prologue and the ZDX, Honda will launch a “new sequence of reasonably priced EVs co-developed with GM” beginning in 2027.
Honda has additionally established a three way partnership with Sony to construct an electrical car within the US from 2025.
The primary automobiles from Sony Honda Mobility will attain US driveways in 2026, and the EV will even be exported to Japan.
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