Honda announced on Monday details of its first electric SUV destined for the United States and Canada.
The new Honda Prologue EV will launch in North American in 2024, and the SUV will be the first in a new lineup of battery electric vehicles from the Japanese automaker. Honda says it plans to have 100% of its car sales in North American be fully electric by 2040.
Honda says they will also be launching an all-electric Acura SUV in 2024 as well. Along with the Prologue, the electric Acura SUV will use GM’s Ultium batteries.
“Our first volume Honda BEV will begin our transition to electrification and the name Honda Prologue signals the role it will play in leading to our zero-emission future,” said Dave Gardner, executive vice president of American Honda, in a statement.
“The Prologue will provide our customers with a battery-electric SUV with the excellent functionality and packaging they’ve come to expect from Honda,” added Gardner.
Honda says it “achieved record sales of electrified vehicles in each of the past three years,” noting sales continue to climb in 2021, led by the CR-V Hybrid and Accord Hybrid, helping to contribute to the best-ever first-half year of electrified car sales.