Honda has announced the name of its first electric vehicle – the “Prologue”. It’s a taste of what’s to come as the company embarks on its vision of selling 100% zero-emission vehicles in North America by 2040.
The Prologue is expected to arrive in the US by early 2024, along with an all-electric Acura SUV, with more specific details to come in the following months.
So far, Honda has only revealed that the Prologue, along with the Acura, will be built on General Motor’s EV platform and the company’s own Ultium batteries, as per Honda’s strategic partnership with General Motors. It’s reported that Honda will develop the interior and exterior of the Prologue.
Honda also plans to launch a new series of EV models between 2025 to 2030 which will be based on the company’s new e:Architecture. The modular EV platform can be used for various vehicle body types.
In April this year, Honda Global CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, announced a carbon-neutral goal for the company’s products and corporate activities by 2050, including electrified vehicle sales targets.
By 2030, the company is targeting 40% of vehicles to be made up of electric and fuel cell vehicles. The figure is expected to double to 80% by 2035 and subsequent by 2040, 100% of vehicles sold by Honda will be electric.