Honda revealed that the upcoming 2024 Honda Prologue is “anticipated” to get an EPA-estimated 300 miles of vary on a single cost whereas saying a slew of recent specs for its first all-electric SUV. Constructed on GM’s Ultium platform, it achieves this vary because of the 85kWh battery inside, which is identical measurement because the Chevy Blazer EV.
The 2 autos have many similarities in and out, from the 121.8-inch wheelbase to the 11-inch driver instrument show. Nevertheless, the official EPA vary for Chevy’s SUV is already recognized, at 279 miles on a full cost.
Each the Prologue and the Blazer have Google built-in software program, however Honda’s EV contains the wi-fi Apple Carplay and Android Auto assist that GM has determined its EVs will do with out.
Honda will embrace a number of charging bundle choices for Prologue (and Acura ZDX) consumers that embrace public charging credit. One bundle contains an 11.5kW dwelling charging station with a $500 Honda House Electrification set up service incentive plus $100 in public charging credit score.
Honda PR consultant Chris Martin tells The Verge in an e-mail that the credit work particularly with EVgo and its roaming companions, together with ChargePoint. Honda’s EVgo partnership allows clients to seek out chargers, see real-time stall availability, and provoke a cost, all inside the new HondaLink app.
The second charging bundle choice features a slower (however moveable) 7.6kW charger, a $250 set up credit score, and a $300 public charging credit score. Lastly, the third choice eschews the Degree 2 dwelling charging choices (in case you have already got one or dwell in an residence) and provides you $750 in public charging credit as an alternative.
No matter your bundle of selection, new Honda and Acura EV house owners may also get a free sampling of DC quick charging at Electrify America stations, as much as 60kWh. That’s most likely good for a free one-way highway journey from New York Metropolis to Niagara Falls. Simply do not forget that you received’t get to benefit from Electrify America’s quickest 350kW charging choices for the reason that Prologue solely helps as much as 155kW. Honda says you may get 65 miles of vary in about 10 minutes of quick charging.
Honda will ship the primary Prologue EVs in early 2024, and it’ll begin within the “higher $40,000s.” It would even qualify for the $7,500 federal tax incentive, contemplating the Chevy Blazer is included within the checklist. Honda plans to introduce 30 new EVs globally by 2030 with a gross sales quantity of two million autos.
Honda, like Toyota, is sluggish to kick-start its electrification course of in comparison with different automakers, so it’s constructed the Prologue on GM’s platform as a stopgap. The Prologue is Honda’s first electrical automobile within the US for the reason that automaker’s compliance 2015 Honda Match EV mannequin, whereas its subsequent one, a bigger SUV, will are available in 2025 and run on the corporate’s personal e Structure platform.