Honda has announced that its first volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is entering the North American market in 2024, a move geared towards the automaker’s push for carbon-neutrality by 2050.
In a blog post published on Monday, June 28, Honda said that the new car’s name, Prologue, marks the start of “a new electrified era” where the company aims to achieve 100% zero-emission vehicles sales in North America alone by 2040.
“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 American Honda executive vice president Dave Gardner. “The Prologue will provide our customers with a battery-electric SUV with the excellent functionality and packaging they’ve come to expect from Honda.”
As TechCrunch reports, the Prologue will be one of the two forthcoming vehicles of the partnership between Honda and General Motors. The electric SUV will use General Motors’ Ultium Cells EV platform and battery packs.
The other unnamed car will be under the Acura brand and will also debut in 2024 with GM’s EV platform and Ultium batteries.
Honda is yet to disclose the price and other key details of the SUVs, but they are set to vie with previously launched electric SUVs in the US market, such as Tesla’s Model Y, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen’s ID.4.
Check out Honda’s first teaser for the new Prologue here: