Honda Bets Its EV Future On The 2024 Prologue

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Honda’s Prologue Comes Late, But It’s A Solid EV.

Honda enters the EV market with a highly refined, attractively priced all-electric SUV — The Prologue. It is the first large jump into the EV market (you may remember the Clarity EV sedan sold for a brief time in the late 2010s, more about the Clarity later). The new Prologue — a mass-market EV — will be a crossover based on GM’s Ultium platform.

Honda is playing catch-up after what most industry observers regard as a slow start in the EV world. Honda’s got a lot riding on the success of the Prologue. The stage is set for electric vehicles to take up a much larger percentage of the new vehicle market share by the next decade. Companies like Volkswagen are investing billions into EV charging infrastructure. The electric future may not be as far away as you think.

The Prologue, which will (finally) appear next year, will offer a distinctive design, a starting price below $50,000, and a roomy interior thanks to a long wheelbase — plus an 11.3-inch infotainment screen, and a range of at least 250 miles. The Prologue fits nicely size-wise between the Pilot and the Passport and Honda touts it as a logical choice for repeat Honda SUV owners looking to go electric. FYI — Acura will get its own version of the model around the same time, albeit with a few more goodies inside.

Inside: It’s A Honda…

Beneath its panoramic roof, the spacious Prologue offers over 102.6 cubic feet of room inside the cabin. And with muscular 21-inch wheels and a wheelbase on par with our other rugged vehicles, this fully electric SUV is equipped with some sizeable capability.

The Clarity Electric had a measly 89-mile driving range that was just too impractical for the average consumer. Today, a practical electric vehicle driving range is considered between 200 and 250 miles on a full charge. The Clarity Electric is one of the EVs that gave many potential buyers range anxiety and deterred them from considering electric vehicles. It’s no wonder that poor sales killed the Clarity.

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