WASHINGTON – Honda Motor Company’s U.S. unit said Monday that it is targeting 70,000 initial annual sales for its planned electric Prolog Sport utility vehicle when it hits the market in 2024.
Honda plans to add additional electric vehicle models as it will sell a total of 50,000 electric vehicles in the United States by 2030 and achieve 100 percent zero emissions sales in North America by 2040.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order last month when he set a target of halving all new passenger vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emission vehicles.
The Honda Prolog is being developed jointly with General Motors Co. and is based on the Detroit Automaker’s Altium platform, a modular platform and battery system. Honda and GM are co-developing an electric Akura-brand SUV.
GM will combine Prologue and Acura SUVs – both sold in 20224 – but Honda will not build any plant cars or reveal the name or volume target of the Acura.
Following the GM-built models, the e-architecture developed by Honda Honda, led by Honda, will launch a series of electric vehicles based on a new EV platform by 2030 and integrate electric vehicles into Honda plants in North America.
Dave Gardner, executive vice president of national operations at American Honda Motor Company, said in a statement that Honda would primarily focus on prologue sales in California and other states such as Texas and Florida.
He said Honda plans to add hybrid-electric systems to more US models.
“Our strategy focuses on introducing a high percentage of hybrids to key models in the near term, making a committed effort to achieve higher volumes that leads to the introduction of our Honda Prologue,” Gardner said.
This News Originally From – The Epoch Times