Honda has announced that it will be releasing its first e:Architecture-based electric vehicle in North America in 2025, a year earlier than its original plans. The platform, which emphasizes software and over-the-air updates similar to Tesla, will feature a new in-house operating system that allows for continuous advancements even after the vehicle is purchased.
Honda has been playing catch-up in the EV race in North America, and has been relying on GM to get its EVs on the market. The Prologue and Acura ZDX, developed with GM, are set to be released in North America in 2024. However, with the release of their own in-house platform, Honda aims to strengthen its position in the market.
The automaker has confirmed that its first e:Architecture-based vehicle will be a mid- to large-size EV model, leaving those who prefer smaller cars disappointed. It is yet to be seen if Honda plans to introduce smaller electrics to the North American market.