Honda Stories October 13

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. 

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Honda Stories September 20

Honda released more details about its electrification plans in the US, and only one word comes to mind: pathetic.

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Honda Stories August 19

Honda is making up for lost time by investing in a slew of new electric scooter models, each less expensive than the last. The new Honda U-BE electric scooter may take the cake for cheap seated electric scooters.

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Honda Stories August 6

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.

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Honda Stories June 29

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.

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Honda Stories June 15

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.

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Honda Stories April 26

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.

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Honda Stories April 23

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.

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Honda Stories April 8

Honda has just patented a new electric motorcycle that seems to take a page out of the popular Honda Grom’s playbook.

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Honda Stories March 2

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.

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Honda Stories February 25

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?

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Honda Stories February 24

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.

But why?

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Honda Stories February 5

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.

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Honda Stories January 6

GM is set to produce a Honda-branded electric vehicle and an Acura-branded electric crossover in Mexico and Tennessee starting in 2023.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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

Newly appointed Honda Canada CEO Jean Marc Leclerc is not keen on electric vehicles. In an interview with the Windsor Star, he trots out all the typical anti-EV arguments: too expensive, not practical, money-losing, and no demand.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Honda Stories May 21, 2019

Honda is now taking reservations for its upcoming all-electric Honda e urban car in four European markets.

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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.

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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.

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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′.

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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…

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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

Honda Stories November 21, 2018

Honda, with its Chinese partner GAC, has launched a new all-electric crossover in China and it’s going to sell for the equivalent of just ~$25,000 USD. expand full story

Honda Stories October 3, 2018

As we have been discussing for a while, we are seeing more consolidation within the auto industry when it comes to autonomous driving technology as automakers are trying to bet on the right horse.

In the latest example of that consolidation, Honda is betting on GM’s cruise to build autonomous vehicles. expand full story

Honda Stories June 7, 2018

GM and Honda are both aiming to get more serious about electric vehicles and that means securing a supply of high-performance batteries.

In order to achieve that, the two major automakers are announcing today a new partnership to build next-gen batteries for electric vehicles. expand full story

Honda Stories May 23, 2018

Honda is currently seen as lagging behind when it comes to electrification at this moment with very little electric vehicle efforts.

But the Japanese automaker is now reportedly working on an important new global electric vehicle program in partnership with CATL, China’s biggest battery maker. expand full story

Honda Stories January 10, 2018

At CES in Las Vegas this week, Honda has unveiled a new swappable battery pack ecosystem that powers a series of different electric vehicles and products from ATVs to mobile power solutions. expand full story

Honda Stories December 7, 2017

Bi-directional charging or vehicle-to-grid (V2G), the capacity to send power from an electric car to the grid or another battery, has been under development and in pilot programs with several different automakers, but it has yet to be widely implemented.

Now Honda is the latest automaker to get on board with a new bi-directional charging station at its European headquarters as it considers the technology for its upcoming series of electric cars. expand full story

Honda Stories November 27, 2017

Several Japanese and Korean automakers have been entrenched in fuel cell hydrogen technology for their zero-emission vehicle effort supposedly due to its range and refueling advantages over battery-powered vehicles.

Now that those advantages are fading away and they are starting to make electric vehicles, it’s interesting to see what approach they are taking to charging infrastructure. As for Honda, the automaker is reportedly aiming for a 15-minute charging system for its upcoming electric cars. expand full story

Honda Stories October 25, 2017

Honda is among the several automakers unveiling new electric vehicle concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show today.

The automaker brought a new retro-looking all-electric sports car concept based on a new electric platform that they plan to bring to market in 2019. expand full story

Honda Stories September 29, 2017

Today, Honda released a teaser of a new electric car concept – pictured above – to be unveiled at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 next month. expand full story

At the upcoming 45th Tokyo Motorshow (October 27 to November 5), Honda will introduce their new ‘Riding Assist-e’ self-balancing motorcycle. As the name suggests this motorbike is aimed at motorcyclists who are just starting out and are still getting used to riding on two wheels. To make it easier for the rider, Honda lowered the seat, the center-of-gravity and added self-balancing technology without the use of a gyroscope. Take a look at the video below to see what a difference that makes.

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Honda Stories September 12, 2017

It’s the Frankfurt Motor Show and everyone is unveiling new electric car concepts. After VW’s new all-electric SUVMercedes’s new electric EQA hot hatch concept, and BMW’s four-door electric “i Vision Dynamics” concept, now Honda is unveiling its own electric concept. expand full story

Honda Stories September 11, 2017

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
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Honda announced today that the plug-in hybrid version of their three-drivetrains-in-one Clarity sedan has been rated at a “class-leading” 47 miles by the EPA from its 17kWh battery.  This is the highest all-electric range among “midsize plug-in hybrids” and is comparable to the range of the Chevy Volt, which has 53 miles but is considered a compact sedan (the Clarity is ~10 inches longer).  It also got a combined MPGe rating of 110 and a gasoline-only combined MPG rating of 42.

Pricing and availability have not yet been nailed down for the vehicle, but we can expect news on that front soon as the car is expected to be available worldwide for purchase in the 2018 model year, with a price probably in the range of $35,000.  This as opposed to the other cars in the Clarity platform, which are available now but only in California and they can’t be purchased, only leased.

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