The 2024 Honda Prologue, the first in a pending lineup of battery electric vehicles, will debut in less than three years as the carmaker continues to target its goal of a fully electric fleet by 2040.
Few details of the sport utility vehicle were revealed in the recent announcement, but Honda said the Prologue will operate on GM’s Ultium batteries. It will be available in the United States and Canada. An all-electric Acura SUV will also debut in 2024.
Honda previously announced its plans for its vehicles in the second of this decade to operate on a new “e:Architecture.”
Honda Prologue Begins BEV surge
Besides its 100 percent fully electric goal by 2040, Honda says its shorter-term goal is 40 percent of its major market using batteries or hydrogen fuel cells by 2030. Honda’s EV goal is 80 percent by 2035.
Dave Gardner, Honda’s sales chief, said the manufacturer is targeting annual sales volume at roughly between the Honda Passport and Honda Pilot. The Passport had U.S. sales of 39,567 in 2020; Pilot sales last year were 123,813.
Honda has a limited electric lineup. The company recently discontinued its Clarity EV, though it will continue to sell hydrogen and plug-in hybrid versions of the vehicle. The Honda E city car debuted in 2020 and is only available in Japan and Europe.
Honda began offering electrified vehicles to the U.S. market with EV Plus electric vehicle (1997). It then offered the Honda Insight (1999) and FCX (2002), the industry’s first publicly available fuel cell vehicle. The Clarity series debuted in (2017).
Additional deals of the Honda Prologue are pending and are scheduled on a soon-to-be released new webpage: Honda Prologue.