Whereas the Client Electronics Present seems to be a little bit mild on auto-related bulletins subsequent yr, Honda mentioned it’s going to use the occasion to launch a brand new world collection of electrical autos. And at present it dropped its first teaser.
The picture exhibits what seems to be a sloping rear part of a automobile with no seen tail lights or bumper. There’s a wheel protecting that includes lined triangles, and apparently quite a lot of glass and purple lighting. Past that, we don’t know a lot else. Such is the character of the teaser: all aptitude, no substance.
A sloping rear part of a automobile with no seen tail lights or bumper
“Honda will showcase the worldwide EV collection fashions and a number of other key applied sciences that illustrate the numerous transformation Honda is at present present process,” the corporate mentioned in a press launch.
Thus far, Honda’s EV choices have been comparatively modest. There’s the Europe- and Asia-only Honda e metropolis automobile and the coming-soon-to-North-America Prologue SUV. There’s additionally the upcoming Acura ZDX from the corporate’s efficiency model. The corporate is aiming for 30 new EVs by 2030 with 2 million models bought, 100% zero-emissions auto gross sales by 2040, and carbon neutrality “for all merchandise and company actions” by 2050.
However there have additionally been setbacks. Honda not too long ago canceled its plans to construct a lineup of inexpensive EVs with Basic Motors. And Cruise, GM’s autonomous unit by which Honda can also be an investor, has paused all public operations after a pedestrian was injured by one of many firm’s driverless autos.
A brand new world EV collection may imply quite a lot of issues, so that you’ll must tune in to Honda’s announcement at CES in Las Vegas on January 4th, 2024 at 10:30AM PT to study extra.