Sony and Honda have officially signed a joint venture agreement to establish a company to build electric cars together. The new company will be called “Sony Honda Mobility Inc.,” notably giving Sony top billing over the established automaker.
Honda Stories June 16
Honda Stories May 18
Honda Motor Co. released a sketch of its upcoming Prologue electric SUV co-developed with GM – its first vehicle designed primarily using virtual reality visualization technology. Additionally, Honda shared an update to its EV sale strategy that includes three separate phases on its path to introduce 30 EVs globally by the end of the decade.
Honda Stories April 12
Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe has truly begun to wake up and smell the EV coffee lately, making several big announcements in 2022 that pertain to expanded electrification. In its latest news, Honda plans to invest about $40 billion over the next decade to deliver 30 BEVs around the globe. Despite this effort and additional funds allocated toward solid-state battery development, Honda is still very much in love with hybrid vehicles and plans to continue to promote them.
Honda Stories April 8
Japan’s heavyweight motorcycle manufacturers known as the Big Four have unveiled a new electric motorbike battery swapping program called Gachaco. But what Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki haven’t come right out and said is that instead of the highly anticipated innovative new motorcycle battery standard, it’s looking a lot like a blue version of Gogoro.
Honda Stories April 5
GM and Honda, which are already working together on two EVs coming to the US in 2024, announced a plan to “codevelop a series of affordable electric vehicles” to come to market by 2027.
Honda Stories March 9
We’ve watched Honda play around with prototype electric motorcycles as well as electric scooters for years. Now we’re finally getting an initial look at the first-production Honda electric motorcycle. But there’s a distinct chance that your kids may be more interested in the Honda CRF-E2 than you.
Honda Stories March 4
Honda Stories January 21
The guys at UK-based Old School Engineering have been working on their touring car-inspired, carbon fiber, widebody Honda e hot hatch for months. Earlier today, they finally released these pictures of the finished product. Meet the Red Bull Racing Honda e – will this be the car that sets off a second wave of tuner Hondas?
Honda Stories January 20
Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe recently spoke to proposals of hydrogen combustion cars by rivals like Toyota, stating his company studied the technology’s potential ten years ago. Mibe went on to say that unlike Toyota, Honda doesn’t see hydrogen combustion as feasible for cars. That doesn’t mean the Japanese automaker is abandoning the chemical element, however. Hydrogen Fuel Cell EVs remain a key part of its zero-emissions strategy looking forward.
Honda Stories January 13
Honda Stories January 7
You could argue that the quietest business week in the Western world is that week between Christmas and New Year’s, and into that nebulous, boozy, cheese-filled week of relative silence was lobbed news that China has lifted its decades-old ban on foreign ownership of Chinese car factories. Tesla already owned their Chinese factory, so it seemed like business as usual – until Honda announced plans to build a massive EV factory in China.
Honda Stories November 2, 2021
Honda may have dragged its feet on electric motorcycles and scooters, but it is now making up for lost time with a myriad of interesting new offerings. The latest is known as the Honda Gyro Canopy:e.
Honda Stories October 13, 2021
Honda has shared details of a comprehensive electrification strategy that includes two production vehicles and three concepts donning a new “e:N Series” electric branding. The Japanese automaker plans to introduce 10 Honda-brand EV models in the next five years, but only in China. That being said, Honda stated that it “envisions exporting these models from China” as well… someday.
Honda Stories September 20, 2021
Honda released more details about its electrification plans in the US, and only one word comes to mind: pathetic.
Honda Stories August 19, 2021
Honda Stories August 6, 2021
Honda may have dragged its feet for years when it came to electric two-wheelers, but the company has now released a number of new and interesting designs. The latest is the ultra-affordable Honda U-GO electric scooter.
Honda Stories June 29, 2021
Honda announced that an electric SUV called ‘Prologue’ is going to be its first dedicated battery-electric vehicle coming to the US.
We will have to wait for the model-year 2024 to get it.
Honda Stories June 15, 2021
In a Tweet earlier today, autonomous rideshare company Cruise, announced it has secured a multi-year credit line of $5 billion from GM financial, to help purchase thousands of Origin vehicles. This new credit line will give Cruise $10 billion in total capital to help roll out its autonomous Origin vehicles manufactured by GM.
Honda Stories April 26, 2021
Honda recently announced a big push for electrification, pledging that it would be 100% electric by 2040, at which point it would no longer sell gas-powered vehicles. And with motorcycles making up a decent chunk of Honda’s sales, the company is now announcing plans for four new models of electric motorcycles.
Honda Stories April 23, 2021
Honda’s new CEO announced today that the Japanese automaker aims to achieve 100% “electric” vehicle sales by 2040, but there’s a twist.
They are not giving up on fuel cell hydrogen.
Honda Stories April 8, 2021
Honda has just patented a new electric motorcycle that seems to take a page out of the popular Honda Grom’s playbook.
Honda Stories March 2, 2021
Honda, Yamaha, KTM, and Piaggio have inked a deal to work together on developing swappable batteries for light electric vehicles such as electric motorcycles and scooters.
Honda Stories February 25, 2021
When, as people who work, live, and breathe electrification, we think about the future of transport, it’s all too simple to slip into linear logic – an assumption that over the next decade, car owners will switch from gas cars to electric vehicles. But if one of the principal drivers of electrification is environmental, shouldn’t we be taking a long, hard look at the billions of vehicles that have already been built?
Honda Stories February 24, 2021
Well, this is surely one of the weirder news stories I’ve written recently: Honda apparently wants to stuff a mini drone into the tail of an electric motorcycle.
Honda Stories February 5, 2021
Honda may be working its way towards decent progress in the four-wheeled electric vehicle industry, but its electric motorcycle progress has left much to be desired. Now we’re getting clues in the form of more patent drawings for what could be Honda’s first mass market electric motorcycle.
Honda Stories January 6, 2021
GM is set to produce a Honda-branded electric vehicle and an Acura-branded electric crossover in Mexico and Tennessee starting in 2023.
Honda Stories November 2, 2020
Tesla (TSLA) and Honda have confirmed that they are partnering to pool their sales in Europe in order for the latter to avoid emission fines due to its lack of electric vehicles.
Honda Stories October 2, 2020
Honda has announced that it will withdraw from Formula One as an engine supplier, stating that it wants to focus more of its R&D towards fuel cells and battery electric vehicles instead of combustion engines. They will continue supplying Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Alpha Tauri until the end of the 2021 season.
Honda says that this change in focus is intended to facilitate their “realization of carbon neutrality by 2050.”
Honda Stories September 28, 2020
Honda has unveiled a sleek new electric SUV concept in China, and the automaker claims that it’s an indication of a “future mass-production model.”
Honda Stories August 13, 2020
While Honda appeared to be dragging its feet over the past few years with regards to electric motorcycles, it now looks like the company has been secretly hard at work on several new electric models.
Honda Stories July 1, 2020
The Honda E electric car is equipped with a powerful inverter, and a Tesla Model 3 owner decided to demonstrate that by charging his electric car with the Honda E. expand full story
Honda Stories April 30, 2020
Honda Stories April 2, 2020
General Motors announced today that it will work with Honda to produce two next-generation EVs. Honda will develop the two models with unique interior and exterior designs – and they will be powered by GM’s recently unveiled Ultium battery system. The vehicles, to be sold as Honda models, are expected to go on sale in the United States and Canada in the 2024 model year.
Honda Stories March 6, 2020
Honda will begin to sell its all-electric Honda e minicar in Europe this summer. Tom Gardner, Honda’s Europe chief, this week confirmed that a second EV from the Japanese automaker will also launch in Europe between 2021 and 2022. Details were not provided.
Honda Stories November 25, 2019
Honda has started selling a new electric car based on the HR-V subcompact crossover with 200 miles of range for just ~$23,000 in China. expand full story
Honda Stories September 10, 2019
Honda has unveiled the production version of its upcoming Honda E electric car and announced the starting price of ~$33,000. expand full story
Honda Stories July 16, 2019
Honda is releasing its first electric car that was built to be electric from the ground up this year, but it is only for the European market.
Now the Japanese automaker says that it is coming to the US with electric cars through a new platform that allows bigger vehicles. But it may take some time. expand full story
Honda Stories July 2, 2019
Honda has released some new information about its upcoming Honda E electric car, including more on its electric motor.
Honda Stories June 13, 2019
Honda has revealed more information about its Honda e urban EV, including details on the new electric car’s battery and platform.
Honda Stories May 21, 2019
Honda is now taking reservations for its upcoming all-electric Honda e urban car in four European markets.
Honda Stories May 20, 2019
Honda and GM have joined forces in a new research project that aims to examine how electric cars and smart grids can work together in the future, with EV owners possibly leveraging their car batteries into new streams of revenue.
Honda Stories April 22, 2019
Honda recently took their new CR Electric dirt bike concept to the track. It was captured on video displaying some impressive performance.
Check out the video below to see it in action. expand full story
Honda Stories March 5, 2019
Honda had a big announcement at the Geneva Auto Show today, the Japanese automaker said that it is committing to a “total electrification in Europe by 2025′.
But what does it mean exactly? expand full story
Honda Stories February 27, 2019
It turns out Honda Urban EV that was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show two years ago to our loving eyes was a prototype of a prototype. Today we’re graced with the next stage in Honda’s retro urban EV prototype evolution, the Honda E prototype, which will be displayed at the Geneva Auto Show…
Honda Stories February 13, 2019
Honda keeps gradually releasing more details about its upcoming new urban electric car to launch later this year and now it released the first interior image. expand full story
Honda Stories February 6, 2019
Honda hasn’t been one of the most active automakers when it comes to electrification, but it is now making some big moves, including securing a battery cell supply contract for about 1 million electric vehicles with CATL, one of the largest battery manufacturers in the world. expand full story
Honda Stories January 24, 2019
Honda unveiled the first image of a new electric prototype and the Japanese automaker says that it will release a production version by the end of the year. expand full story
Honda Stories January 10, 2019
Honda’s first next-gen all-electric vehicle was supposed to go on sale this year, but the production has been pushed to “early 2020” and we might have to temper our expectations when it comes to availability, according to a new report. expand full story