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Honda To Launch Mid- To Large-Sized Electric SUV In The U.S. By 2025

The new Honda EV SUV will also debut the brand’s E&E software architecture

by Brad Anderson

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 Honda To Launch Mid- To Large-Sized Electric SUV In The U.S. By 2025

by Brad Anderson

Honda has announced plans to launch a new mid- to large-sized electric SUV in the United States in 2025. Underpinning the vehicle will be the company’s Honda e Architecture EV platform which was originally scheduled to spawn its first model in 2026.

The Japanese brand confirmed plans for the new model during a recent presentation about its electrified future. While limited details were announced about the vehicle, Honda did confirm that it will be its first model to use the new Electric and Electronic (E&E) software architecture that supports over-the-air software updates.

Speaking with The Verge, American Honda Motor Company spokesperson Chris Martin said the new E&E software architecture “will be an increasing” part of the company’s business moving forward.

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 Honda To Launch Mid- To Large-Sized Electric SUV In The U.S. By 2025

Little else is known about the new SUV. Honda confirmed that its launch will come after the Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX land in 2024, both of which have been co-developed with General Motors and use The General’s Ultium platform.

Honda made a series of other announcements during the presentation. In China, it will launch the new electric e:NS2 and e:NP2 in early 2024 and by the end of 2024, will commence mass production of the e:N SUV xu concept presented at this month’s Shanghai Auto Show. By the time 2027 comes around, Honda will have introduced an additional seven EVs in China and by 2035, aims to be selling nothing but EVs in the country.

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In Honda’s home market of Japan, sales of the electric N-Van will start in the first half of 2024 while a new EV based on the N-One will hit the market in 2025. It will then introduce two small-sized EV models in 2026, one of which will be an SUV.

Key to Honda hitting its targets will be its work on battery procurement and development. In North America, it will use GM’s Ultium batteries for some models and will also use cells produced by its joint venture plant with LG Energy Solution scheduled to be completed before the end of this year. In China, Honda is working with CATL while in Japan it is working alongside Envision AESC on batteries.

During the second half of the 2020s, Honda says it will develop advanced liquid lithium-ion batteries as well as semi-solid-state and all-solid-state cells.

 Honda To Launch Mid- To Large-Sized Electric SUV In The U.S. By 2025
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