Honda intends to shift all of its global car sales to electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by 2040 in order to meet carbon neutrality targets. EVs and FCVs are expected to account for 40% of vehicle sales in major markets by 2030 and 80% by 2035, according to the company.
To meet those targets, Honda will need to produce more EVs and FCVs, which is where e: Architecture comes in. Honda is pioneering a new EV platform.
The company intends to launch the first EVs based on e: Architecture in the second half of this decade. They’ll start in North America before expanding to other parts of the world.
Meanwhile, Honda will use GM’s Ultium battery system. The companies are collaborating on the development of two SUVs with Ultium batteries, one Acura and one Honda-branded vehicle.
The cars are expected to be available in North America in the 2024 model year.
Honda also intends to have no traffic fatalities involving its cars and motorcycles by 2050. As a result, by 2030, the automaker intends to include its omnidirectional ADAS (advanced driver-assistance system) in all models released in major markets.
According to Honda, omnidirectional ADAS is a planned upgrade to Honda Sensing. It is enhancing the ADAS technology with insights gained from working on level 3 automated driving.