Honda will launch two battery-electric SUV models by 2024. The company also acknowledges it is lagging behind when it comes to EV’s, but will make up some of the gap with new hybrid models.
The Associated Press reports Honda of America sales chief Dave Gardner told reporters one of the electric SUVs will be from the Honda brand, while the other will be an Acura. This acknowledgement confirms previous speculation that GM will produce two models for Honda. Gardner did state GM will build the underpinnings, but Honda will build the tops. We can likely translate that to mean Honda is engineering the body and interior.
Given Honda’s electrification lag, the company is going to lean on hybrids to make up the gap to EV’s. Gardner states Honda will have one or two more hybrid models in the U.S. in the coming years. Honda already offers the Insight hybrid, Accord Hybrid and CR-V Hybrid.
Honda is expected to make further announcements surrounding its upcoming EV’s later this year.