Honda’s US unit stated on Monday it’s focusing on preliminary annual gross sales of 70,000 for its deliberate electrical Prologue sport utility automobile when it goes to market in 2024.
Honda plans so as to add further electrical automobile fashions because it goals to have offered a complete of 500,000 electrical autos within the United States by 2030, and to realize 100% zero emission autos gross sales in North America by 2040.
It comes as President Joe Biden signed an government order final month setting a goal to make half of all new passenger autos offered in 2030 zero-emissions autos.
The Honda Prologue is being co-developed with General Motors and relies on the Detroit automaker’s Ultium platform, a modular platform and battery system. Honda and GM are additionally co-developing an electrical Acura-brand SUV.
GM will assemble the Prologue and the Acura SUV – each of which can go on sale in 2024 – however Honda has not disclosed which plant will construct the autos or the title or quantity targets for the Acura.
Following the GM-built fashions, Honda will introduce a sequence of electrified autos by means of 2030 primarily based on the Honda developed e-Architecture, a brand new EV platform led by Honda, and can assemble electrical autos at Honda crops in North America.
Dave Gardner, government vp of nationwide operations at American Honda Motor, stated in a press release Honda will initially focus Prologue gross sales on California and different states like Texas and Florida.
He stated Honda plans so as to add hybrid-electric methods to extra US fashions.
“Our strategy is focused on introducing a higher percentage of hybrids in core models in the near term, making a committed effort to achieve higher volume leading to the introduction of our Honda Prologue,” Gardner stated.
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