Honda Design Suggests Complete Electric Vehicle Overhaul; Official Preview of Upcoming Electric Car Series to be Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Honda is gearing up to showcase a new series of electric vehicles at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, scheduled for 9th January 2024. As of now, there’s limited information about the specific designs of these upcoming EVs, but a teaser image released by Honda hints at a sleek, aerodynamic front end, marking a significant departure from the brand’s current vehicle lineup. This image reveals simple, flat surfaces, a prominent chin spoiler, and seamlessly integrated light bars.
The teaser also includes a glimpse of the wheels, which sport a flat, geometric design. This style is reminiscent of the aerodynamically efficient designs seen on vehicles like the new Peugeot e-3008 and Renault Scenic E-Tech, suggesting Honda’s focus on reducing drag for enhanced performance.
In line with this exciting reveal, Honda has reaffirmed its commitment to transitioning to an exclusively electric lineup by 2040 and achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The brand’s recent efforts have been concentrated on this long-term environmental goal, exploring innovative materials and construction techniques to reduce its carbon footprint.
A notable example of these efforts is the Honda Sustaina-C concept, which was showcased at the Tokyo motor show in October. This concept vehicle featured body panels made entirely from recycled acrylic resin, a material that not only boasts the potential for recycling and reuse after the vehicle’s life cycle but also allows for the possibility of remaining unpainted, further cutting down on CO2 emissions.
This environmentally friendly acrylic resin was also used in the construction of the CI-MEV, a compact, two-seat quadricycle-style vehicle designed for areas with limited public transport options. Honda’s vision with vehicles like the CI-MEV is to foster a circular economy, where new vehicles are built using materials reclaimed from existing ones, thereby reducing the need for new material production. This approach aligns with the brand’s broader environmental objectives and underscores its commitment to sustainable innovation.