Honda CR-V, Accord and NSX will go electricNovember 28, 2020
New models will be built in cooperation with General Motors
The Honda concern has decided to globally reorient itself to the production of electric vehicles, writes the Japanese edition of Best Car Web, citing its own sources. This is precisely the reason for the decision to leave the company from Formula 1, where the concern was presented as a supplier of gasoline engines.
Honda will make new electric cars in cooperation with GM. This is most likely about the use of Ultium batteries, but, possibly, about American platforms as a whole.
At the end of 2023, there will be a generational changeover between the CR-V crossover and the Accord sedan. Both cars will be replaced by electric vehicles. The publication claims that the cars will receive batteries with a capacity of at least 60 kilowatt-hours, which guarantees them runs on a single charge of more than 400 kilometers.
The next electric car will be the new Honda NSX. This sports car will receive an exclusively electric drive, and Honda does not see the Tesla Roadster or Rimac C_Two as a reference point, but the Porsche Taycan. The Japanese intend to make a car that will be faster than the German one. There will be a new NSX by 2025.
Finally, the publication mentions another model – the Honda Civic Type R. It will not be an electric car, but will receive a hybrid power plant.
This information is partly confirmed by the statement of Honda itself. Explaining their departure from Formula 1, the Japanese directly stated that they intend to focus on electric vehicles, but did not disclose details.
So far, Honda has only two electric vehicles, of which only one has already become serial. This is a Honda e hatchback and a promising e-concept crossover for the Chinese market.
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