Honda is a latecomer to the electric car party. Honda is now relying on General Motors to get its electric vehicle ideas off the ground. Will the long wait for their much-anticipated Prologue electric SUV be worthwhile? The automaker's first all-electric vehicle in North America will likely be contrasted to the company's decades-long reputation for superior hybrid powertrains. As the Honda Prologue 2024 approaches production, you need to know about Honda's electric vehicle aspirations.
All we know about the Honda Prologue's specifications comes from what has been disclosed about the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, which shares the Prologue's Ultium platform with GM. The Honda Prologue is expected to be similar in size and weight to the Lyriq, as the two vehicles will share the same motor and battery. Unfortunately, Honda is holding their cards close to their chest, so this is the best we can do for the time being.
The Cadillac Lyriq, which is scheduled to arrive in mid-2022, will include a massive 100-kilowatt-hour battery and a single rear-mounted permanent magnet electric motor capable of producing 340 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Later this year, an all-wheel-drive variant will be available.
The Cadillac Lyriq can be charged using a DC fast charger at a rate of 190 kW, which is sufficient to add 200 miles of range in half an hour. The Lyriq will have a top-end range of around 300 miles, and we anticipate similar statistics for the Prologue. Additionally, we have covered all you need to know about General Motors' new Ultium electric platform. It is pretty fascinating!
Honda already sells a fully electric vehicle, but it will not be available in North America. The Honda 'e' is a popular small electric car in Europe. It appears to appeal to the same crowd that like Mini Coopers. The Honda e would struggle on America's scant interstate system. It has a range of just 137 miles.
General Motors provides the Ultium platform for an Acura electric vehicle scheduled to debut shortly after the Prologue. Nothing more is known about the Honda Acura EV electric SUV; however, it is expected to be based on the Honda Prologue electric SUV.
Honda, on the other hand, has hopped on the all-EV bandwagon. Or, more precisely, they were left with few alternatives in light of the worldwide regulatory framework. Honda intends to electrify its whole portfolio by 2040. That puts them between five and ten years behind several rivals, including their partner GM.
Honda anticipates that the 2024 Honda Prologue electric SUV will be offered as a 2024 model beginning in late 2023. If that proves to be an unreasonable wait, dozens of additional electric vehicles will be available by mid-2022. By 2022, the Honda Prologue's primary rivals in the crossover SUV class will be competing for market share.