Honda plagues two all-electric sports cars

The Japanese carmaker has announced it will introduce a line-up of EVs – from mini-EVs for commercial use to flagship models.

Honda has released a teaser image of two electric sports cars set to join its future lineup. However, the cars are under wraps, and one of those cars may be the successor to the Honda NSX sports car.

  • NSX successor may be one of the cars plagued
  • Honda aims for net carbon neutrality by 2050
  • Plans to launch 10 new EVs in China by 2027

The NSX, which is a mid-engine hybrid coupe, currently in its second generation, is at the end of its life cycle, although there have been rumors that it will return as a all-electric supply, The other sports car, however, seems to be a large tower. Honda states that the two EVs will be different – a specialty model and a flagship – and will be introduced worldwide.

Honda’s future electric plans

In addition to the two EV sports cars, Honda will also introduce a whole line-up of EVs, ranging from commercially used mini-EVs to flagship models.

The Japanese carmaker announced its plans to introduce EVs for three major markets: North America, China and Japan, right on the heels of the HR-Vs unveiled for the American market. It plans to launch 10 new EVs in China by 2027 and a commercial mini-EV model in early 2024 for Japan. Overall, Honda plans to have a portfolio of 30 EVs by 2030, and is aiming for a production volume of 2 million annual sales.

Honda has recently partnered with General Motors and announced that it will be unveiling a range of affordable EVs at the end of this decade. It has, too partnered with Sony to build electric cars that focus on providing mobility services. Their first car will be unveiled in 2025.

Honda aims to achieve net carbon neutrality by 2050, but says that “a multifaceted and multidimensional approach” is needed for electrification, “not just replacing engines with batteries”. To this end, it will allocate part of a dedicated eight trillion yen (approximately Rs 4,800 crore) R&D budget to the development of hydrogen propulsion and battery swapping hardware to phase out internal combustion engines. Honda also claims to have powered EVs by buying solid-state batteries in the second half of this decade.

Honda’s plans for India

For India, Honda will finally introduce the City hybrid later this month. The car is expected to be the most fuel efficient competitor in its segment and will rival the Skoda SlaviaVolkswagen Virtushyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki CiazIn addition, Honda is also prepared a brand new SUV for India which could launch next year.