Front-line car news on October 13 newsHonda China has officially launched a new brand of electric vehicles, e:N. At the same time, the "e:N" series of production models Dongfeng Honda e:NS1 special edition and GAC Honda e:NP1 special edition of the world's first, these two pure electric vehicle production models will be launched in spring 2022.
In addition, three concept cars are making their world debuts: e:N Coupe concept, e:N SUV concept, and e:N GT concept, all of which will be available in mass production within five years. In the future, "e:N" series of products will also be exported to overseas markets.
Honda's sales of electric and fuel cell vehicles are planned to reach 40 percent by 2030, 80 percent by 2035 and 100 percent by 2040. After 2030, all new Honda models in China will be electric, and 10 new "Honda-branded" all-electric models will be launched in five years.
According to reports, "e:N" series of products to Honda China team as the center, from the needs of Chinese consumers to start from the pure electric vehicle. The pure electric architecture "e:N Architecture" integrates high-efficiency, high-power drive motors, high-capacity, high-density batteries, exclusive frames for all-electric vehicles, and chassis platforms. The "e:N" series offers intelligent, efficient, all-electric architectures with "e:N Architecture F" and "e:N Architecture W" in two different driver modes.
The "e:N Architecture F" is based on the front-facing FWD and will be used in small and medium-sized cars. The "e:N Architecture W" is available in both AWD and RWD versions and will be available on medium and large models. The AWD provides optimal distribution and control of the driving force according to driving conditions through two sets of high-power drive motors at the front and rear, while the RWD achieves powerful drive and quick and fast handling with a high-powered rear-drive motor.
In terms of intelligence, in the "e:N OS" system, standard with real-life-level voice interaction, ultra-high-definition large-size car display system, to provide convenient digital mobile space. At the same time, "e:N OS" provides full security through ADAS technology, as well as the continuous upgrading of in-vehicle connectivity technology. Honda will also enable remote monitoring of traffic conditions and potential risks in the driving environment through the next generation of Honda CONNECT, allowing vehicles to autonomously recommend safe routes.
As the first mass production project of the "e:N" series, Dongfeng Honda e:NS1 and GAC Honda e:NP1 have a maximum range of more than 500 km, while the new car also combines more than 20 functions such as AI voice assistant, home connectivity, energy management, OTA online upgrade, digital key with mobile phone as the terminal, remote control of doors, windows, air conditioning, etc., and keyless start-up via mobile phone.
With the "e:N" series of products, Honda will also strengthen the production system of pure electric vehicles in China, GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda will build new plants for pure electric vehicles, respectively, with plans to start production in 2024.