It’s going to run on battery energy or hydrogen.
Whereas we already know Honda is on the point of launch its first all-electric SUV in 2024 with the Honda Prologue, it appears like that’s not the one SUV that’ll run on various gasoline programs. At present, the automaker introduced it’ll begin U.S. manufacturing on a brand new Honda CR-V hydrogen gasoline cell electrical automobile (FCEV) in 2024.
Curiously sufficient, Honda not too long ago fully redesigned the CR-V (proven above), and whereas it’s nonetheless a hybrid, the following mannequin will kick issues up a notch. That’s as a result of the 2025 mannequin can be a plug-in hybrid, however as an alternative of working on a battery and gasoline, it’ll have an electrical motor alongside one which runs on hydrogen.
In an effort to go totally electrical by 2040, then be carbon impartial by 2050, the corporate is diving head-first into electrified and fuel-cell automobiles. The automaker stated it might produce the CR-V (FCEV) at its Efficiency Manufacturing Middle in Marysville, Ohio, close to the top of 2024.
The thought right here is you’ll have the ability to drive each day commutes with the electrical system. Nevertheless, on longer journeys, house owners will nonetheless emit practically zero emissions (and keep away from the gasoline station) utilizing the hydrogen system. And whereas filling up with hydrogen is quicker than charging and takes about so long as it does to pump a tank of gasoline, hydrogen stations are few and much between.
For what it’s value, this isn’t the primary hydrogen automobile from Honda, to not point out others from Toyota, Hyundai, and GM. That stated, many thought Honda was abandoning the thought after canceling its costly Honda Readability fuel-cell automotive in 2021.
We don’t have many different particulars concerning the automobile, efficiency numbers, or an estimated worth level. Whereas this can be one of many first hybrid EV gasoline cell automobiles, it doesn’t sound like Honda will make very many. That’s as a result of manufacturing is on the identical manufacturing facility that usually handles small volumes, just like the Acura NSX. Count on to study extra someday subsequent 12 months.