Honda to reveal new global series of EVs at CES 2024
Radical Honda concept hints at total EV rethink; official image previews new series of electric cars to be revealed at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Honda will unveil a new global series of electric cars at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas on 9 January 2024.
Scant detail is currently known about the forms these new EVs will take, but a teaser image published by the firm shows the low-set, streamlined front end of one.
It represents a dramatic shift from the Japanese brand’s existing cars, with flat, uncomplicated surfaces, a chin spoiler and flush light bars.
The wheel picture features flat, geometric styling, similar to the drag-reducing designs used on the new Peugeot e-3008 and Renault Scenic E-Tech.
Alongside the announcement, Honda reiterated its goal to become an electric-only brand by 2040 and to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Much of the brand’s recent work has concerned the latter target, exploring new materials and construction methods.
The Honda Sustaina-C concept shown at the Tokyo motor show in October represented the latest development on this front, with body panels made entirely from recycled acrylic resin.
The material – which can be recycled and reused after the theoretical lifespan of the Sustaina-C – can also be unpainted, further reducing CO2 emissions.
The same unpainted acrylic resin was used for the CI-MEV, a two-seat quadricycle-style pod for those in areas with limited public transport.
The ambition is for such cars to establish a circular economy – to build new cars without producing new materials, instead recovering them from the existing car parc.
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