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Honda, Take The Civic, Put a Battery Under It and Do The Same With CR-V and CR-H

Let's be honest, folks. Honda's been known for its reliable, fuel-efficient cars, but lately, it feels like they've been watching Tesla and BYD zoom past in the electric lane. But hey, that's about to change!

Honda just announced a whopping $65 billion investment to crank out 7 brand new EVs. That's right, folks, 7! Imagine a world with an electric Civic, zipping silently around town. Or maybe a battery-powered CR-V, ready for your next eco-friendly adventure. Honda's got its eye on the small electric vehicle market, and that's music to my ears.



Now, I know some folks might be thinking, "Why mess with a good thing? Just stick a battery in the Civic and call it a day." Well, there's more to it than that. Honda's not just throwing electric motors into existing models. They're looking ahead, confident that EV adoption is going to explode in the second half of this decade. They want to be there, ready to ride that wave.

This is exciting news for a Honda fan like me. It means we can expect innovative, electric vehicles that stay true to Honda's reputation for reliability and efficiency. Plus, with 7 new models on the way, there's bound to be something for everyone. Whether you're a city commuter or a weekend adventurer, Honda's got you covered (electrically, that is).

So, buckle up, Honda enthusiasts! The future looks bright, and it's definitely electric.

How do you think Honda should proceed with its EV plan? Would you buy a Honda Civic EV? Please, click the red link below to write your comment and join the discussion.

This exciting news will likely spark a lot of questions for Honda and electric vehicle enthusiasts.

While the specific details of the 7 new EVs remain under wraps, it's natural to wonder what they'll be and how they'll stack up. Will we see a sporty electric coupe alongside a family-friendly minivan? What kind of range and performance can we expect? The article mentions the latter half of the 2020s for the "EV popularization period," but will some models hit the road sooner?

Beyond the vehicles themselves, there are questions about Honda's overall EV strategy. Can $65 billion compete with the head start Tesla and BYD already have? How will this rapid shift to EVs impact Honda's well-earned reputation for reliability? And what about their existing gasoline-powered lineup? Will they continue to develop and improve these cars, or will EVs take complete priority?

Of course, there are broader questions about the EV landscape in general. Affordability is a major concern for many consumers. Will these new Honda EVs be accessible to the average car buyer? Another key factor is charging infrastructure. How will it develop alongside this influx of new electric vehicles?

Finally, some readers might wonder if Honda is entering the EV game too late. While they seem confident in the future of electric vehicles, they'll need to prove themselves against established players. One thing's for sure, this announcement has certainly ignited a spark of excitement, and it will be interesting to see how Honda answers these questions and electrifies their future.

Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News TwitterFacebookLinkedin, and Youtube. He has more than a decade of expertise in the automotive industry with a special interest in Tesla and electric vehicles.


Rusty Lamar (not verified)    May 16, 2024 - 11:10PM

If Honda goes in that direction of putting a an EV battery under the Civic, that would mean GM doing a smart move and we all know that's not gonna happen! That's being said I do like the prologue so far for what it is. We just got them in at my work.

Sebastian Concepto (not verified)    May 17, 2024 - 12:21AM

Yes, use one motor, simple controller and battery pack. Would be the most reliable EV ever and also the cheapest. The tech has gone totally overboard on these new cars, and everyone pay for stuff you don't need to drive your car.

Glen Aldrige (not verified)    May 17, 2024 - 12:21AM

Not a feasible idea as the chassis design does not lend itself to efficient placement of the batteries & electric motor. That is why EV manufacturers have had to completely re-design the structure & format of EV's to better balance the weight & power going through the chassis. Better space utilization is just one of the many benefits of starting from a clean sheet of paper.

Don Ray (not verified)    May 17, 2024 - 9:00AM

Been a loyal Honda man since 1998, and most of that's been civics, but I refuse to fall victim to this E.V. crap. Now if you prefer them, then good for you. To each their own. However, despite this dictating world we now live in, I remain to have options and not forced priorities.