Honda planning EV platform for US-destined sedans, crossovers
Later this year, Honda’s compact and fully electric modular Honda E will go on sale, but only in Europe. Markets where larger vehicles like sedans and SUVs reign supreme will be left out. However, according to a report by Automotive News published last Thursday, July 18, “something bigger and better may be on the way.”
In Japan last week, the company announced that this bigger and better “something” will be a modular electric vehicle platform designed for larger vehicles, those that the company will sell to American and Chinese markets.
Honda outlined its intention to make this platform “truly global.” In theory, it will work for a wide range of vehicle segments despite varying body sizes, shapes and powertrain architectures.
While the cute and compact urban Honda E will not make it stateside, its limited range would likely not prove useful in a country with such large distances between cities. EV models using the upcoming EV platform will likely start hitting the American market around 2025. HM/JB
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