A rumor out of Japan says that Honda is planning an electric coupe. The car is reportedly scheduled for a 2028 introduction, and is one of several EV models the company is planning for the next several years. The crop would allegedly include several crossovers
Back in April, Honda CEO Toshihiro Mibe outlined an “EV roadmap” promising 30 electric models by 2030. Not all of them would be sold in North America. Ranging from commercial kei vehicles to supercars
Buried in that plan was this little nugget: “We are currently exploring the global introduction of two sports models, specialty and flagship models,” Mibe said.
In Japan, “specialty car” is a term that can include stylish coupes like the Toyota Celica or Mazda MX-6. This led Japan’s Best Car
Honda, for its part, is saying solid-state batteries will begin to appear in Honda EVs starting in the latter half of the 2020s. The company is also working on two in-house EV platforms, one for compacts and one for large vehicles.
The Honda Prelude
Mibe has said that the electric sports cars “will inherit the ‘joy of driving’ and embody Honda’s inalterable sports mindset and distinctive characteristics.” If so, we’d welcome an EV that can reproduce the Prelude’s preternatural connection to the road.