Manufacturers continue to go all in on EVs, with Honda making news in the segment today with the announcement of the 2024 Prologue SUV.
“The Honda Prologue is our first volume BEV that will be a catalyst to our ongoing path to electrification and our global goal of a zero emissions future,” says Jean Marc Leclerc, Honda Canada president and CEO, in the press release. “The Prologue is a battery-electric SUV that will provide our Canadian customers with what they expect from Honda; an exciting, reliable, safe and fun to drive vehicle.”
Representing the first entry in a new series of upcoming battery-electric vehicles, hence the name, the automaker hasn’t yet released a whole lot of information — not even a rendering — other than, somewhat surprisingly, revealing the battery system will be jointly developed with General Motors. The Prologue is also expected to be comparable in both versatility and range to Honda’s current portfolio of SUVs.
Honda says it is committed to a target of having a 100 per cent fully battery and fuel cell-electric lineup by 2040, and carbon-neutrality for all product and corporate activities by 2050.
While the wait is on, look for more hybrids to arrive as the company attempts to reduce CO2 emissions in the meantime and transition consumers to future green offerings.
Keep your eye on Vicariousmag.com to stay updated on the vehicle’s launch.