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Honda Announces Prologue to EV Plan

17Honda_Clarity_Electric_AS_ES_05.jpg 2017 Honda Clarity Electric | Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

Honda has a history of hybrids, but the automaker hasn’t fully jumped into the electric-vehicle market — yet. Honda announced Monday that its first mass-market EV will be called Prologue, an SUV. It will be the first of many all-electric vehicles the automaker plans for its lineup during the next several years. 

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The automaker has dabbled in EVs before — it discontinued its only U.S. electric car, the limited-volume Honda Clarity battery-electric, at the end of the 2019 model year — but this time is different. The Prologue launches the company’s plan to fully electrify its global showroom by 2040.

Details about the Prologue are slim, but Honda has said it will be an all-new SUV it expects to sell in early 2024. An Acura-branded version will also debut, and both SUVs will be produced in partnership with GM using GM’s Ultium battery system. After that, Honda said in a statement, the automaker plans to make EVs based on its own platform.  

The Prologue will join a flurry of new all-electric SUVs announced recently, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Ariya and Volkswagen ID.4

Honda says it will release more information about the Prologue on a new website

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