Honda has already confirmed that it’s working on two new electric SUVs, one for the Honda brand and the second for Acura. Today Honda announced the name of the electric SUV “Prologue”.
The Prologue and its Acura cousin will both be based on GM’s flexible global EV platform with Ultium batteries. The Prologue is scheduled to arrive in early 2024, which will be followed by the Acura EV. Honda also plans to launch a new series of EV models in the second half of the decade based on a new e:Architecture that it’s developing on its own.
“Our first volume Honda BEV will begin our transition to electrification and the name Honda Prologue signals the role it will play in leading to our zero-emission future,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of American Honda. “The Prologue will provide our customers with a battery-electric SUV with the excellent functionality and packaging they’ve come to expect from Honda.”
Honda has a goal of 100% zero emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040. Honda global CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, recently announced a vision to achieve carbon-neutrality for its products and corporate activities by 2050. Honda’s plan calls for the sales ratio of battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles in North America to progress from 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035 to 100% by 2040.