Honda Motor used the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to announce the start of its own electric vehicle era. In addition to the new “electric” logo, the company presented two electric concepts at CES 2024: the Honda Saloon EV sedan and the Honda Space-Hub minivan. Both have completely sleek futuristic bodies and OLED lighting technology reminiscent of neon signs.
The concepts are based on a new electric vehicle platform, which the company calls the “zero series.” There is nothing fundamentally new in it: wheel modules with a drive, controls without mechanical connection with the wheels, a battery in the floor within the wheelbase and high-speed charging in 15 minutes.
Honda did not provide any technical details about the show cars. They promise to launch the Honda Saloon EV first to the market. The sedan will appear in the United States in 2026. There is no information about the availability of the model in other markets.
During the presentation of the show cars, Honda Motor Vice President Shinji Aoyama promised to open a battery production plant in the United States together with LG Chem. There are also plans to create a charging network with 30 thousand high-speed terminals by 2030.