Honda launches 0 EV collection for international markets at 2024 CES


Honda is on a mission to launch 30 electrical automobiles globally by 2030, and a few of them will kind a part of a worldwide household of EVs known as the 0 (zero) collection, which Honda launched on Tuesday at 2024 CES by unveiling a pair of ideas.

The ideas embrace a sporty, wedged-shaped automotive known as the Saloon and a taller, van-like design known as the Area-Hub. Each ideas are based mostly on a next-generation EV platform with a skinny battery design to assist increase inside house whereas holding the peak of the automobile low—a part of a brand new “man-maximum/machine-minimum” design method.

Honda confirmed a manufacturing model of the Saloon idea will arrive in 2026, together with in North America.

Honda has striven to make the ideas’ designs distinct from something in its present lineup, and this has prolonged to a revised Honda H badge that the automaker stated will seem on its future EVs.

Honda's revised H logo for electric vehicles

Honda’s revised H brand for electrical automobiles

Inside, the ideas characteristic sustainable supplies all through, and at the least within the case of the Saloon a digital sprint and a yoke-style steering wheel related with steer-by-wire expertise. Honda stated the ideas additionally characteristic a consumer interface with easy-to-use operation. With out going into element, the automaker stated it’s growing its personal working system for the 0 collection, and it’ll combine synthetic intelligence to allow the automobile to be taught a consumer’s preferences and routines over time and assist with related options.

Automated driver-assist expertise may even be a central aspect of the 0 collection. Honda stated the automobiles will be capable to provide some hands-off features to be used on each highways and suburban streets.

Honda did not have a lot to say about its EV expertise destined for the 0 collection however stated the automobiles will provide high-density batteries for ample vary, and at the least some automobiles can have DC quick charging functionality that can allow a 15-80% cost in quarter-hour or much less. When it comes to battery degradation, Honda stated it goals for its EVs to nonetheless have at the least 90% of their authentic driving vary after a decade of use.

Honda 0 Space-Hub concept

Honda 0 Area-Hub idea

Having been hesitant about EVs up to now, Honda is now poised to make a major entry into the phase. This yr, the automaker is ready to introduce the Prologue midsize SUV, developed on Normal Motors’ Ultium platform and battery expertise. Moreover, GM might be answerable for the manufacturing course of. Acura is following the same path, making ready to launch its Ultium-based ZDX midsize SUV in 2024 as effectively.

Honda was additionally engaged on a line of inexpensive EVs based mostly on an extra platform co-developed with GM, although the plan was nixed final fall. The primary mannequin on the collectively developed platform was due in 2027, and Honda hasn’t stated whether or not it nonetheless is growing inexpensive EVs.

Individually, Honda is working with Sony on the brand new EV model Afeela. The primary Afeela might be a smooth sedan that can go into manufacturing round 2025 at a North American plant, seemingly one in every of Honda’s present crops in Ohio. A prototype for the Afeela sedan was first proven on the 2023 CES, and at this yr’s present Honda and Sony offered an up to date model with a extra advanced design.


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