Honda is now showing more about its first EVs for the US and they’ll be larger than the Honda E. US sales according to chief Dave Gardner who disclosed that Honda would sell two electric SUVs in the US for the 2024 model year.
Though the brand did not release more details, but it certain that one model would sell through the upscale Acura badge. Both would have previously hinted-at GM electric technology underneath, although Honda would supply the rest later.
Gardner promised that more information about SUVs will be available later this year, while adding that there would be hybrid versions of popular models, but he didn’t mention their names.
Honda is currently selling two dedicated hybrids, the Clarity and Insight, as well as partly electrified versions of the Accord and CR-V.
We aren’t sure whether these models will look much like the SUV E:concept from September 2020. The production version of that vehicle was headed to China, and its two-door coupe design likely will not get much traction in North America.
Considering the push of the current administration in the US, Honda does not have much option with Biden expected to bring back tougher emissions standards and otherwise encourage more of electric cars, Honda could face tough times if it doesn’t lower its emissions averages with more EVs and hybrids.
That’s even not all to consider. There’s also competition. With Ford, GM and other rivals planning to electrify large parts of their cars in the coming years, Honda may be sidelined the US and abroad if it decide to maintain it combustion engines.