29 September 2023
Honda unveils first EV for US market. The Japanese carmaker says it will start selling its first EV for that market early next year. Honda unveiled its Prologue model in the state of Michigan.
The electric SUV was developed jointly with US auto giant General Motors. The exterior and interior were developed by Honda. GM has supplied a battery that allows the vehicle to travel about 480 kilometers on a single charge.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has been trying to popularize EVs as a measure to reduce greenhouse gases. Just over 7 percent of new vehicles sold in the US in the April-to-June period this year were electric.
Honda has been lagging behind some of its Japanese competitors in getting to the starting gate. Toyota Motor and Subaru put their new models on the US market last year.
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