Environmentally friendly with a silhouette similar to the HR-V
The future is now for Honda with their first mass-produced electric car, the Everus. It officially debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April and already looks as if it is ready to roll off the assembly lines now. Honda isn’t wasting any time transitioning to production with the Everus since manufacturing will most likely start later in the year with the model to be sold in China. They will also be featuring the Everus as part of a car-sharing service operated by Chinese company, Reachstar.
Honda moves forward with fully electric powered vehicles
While Honda was one of the first automakers to introduce an electric/gas hybrid to the market with their original Insight back in 2000, they’ve been slower offering a battery electric vehicle for sale up until now. They did introduce their lease-only Clarity EV to certain areas of the United States this year, but the Everus will be the first mass-produced fully electric crossover to hit the automotive market.
Subcompact crossover similar in profile to Honda’s HR-V
With an overall design strongly reminiscent of the popular HR-V crossover even down to the C-pillar rear door handles, the Everus blends seamlessly into Honda’s line up and features a unique front fascia to set it apart with its own distinctive style. Not much is known about the electric drivetrain at this point, but with sales to begin by the end of the year, all will be revealed sooner than later.
Honda partners with Chinese automaker, GAC, to help launch the Everus and expand their future green vehicle market presence
The Everus launches a joint venture between Honda and their partner, Chinese automaker, GAC. With this partnership, Honda looks to catapult themselves into an ever-growing electric vehicle market that’s sure to become flooded with available choices in the future. The Japanese automaker is establishing their foothold with the Everus and plans to have 20 EVs in their lineup by 2025 to satisfy the rapidly expanding demand for these environmentally friendly vehicles.
Little is known about the Everus, but it’s brimming with potential possibilities
From the initial looks of the Everus, this subcompact crossover could possibly be built on the same platform as the Fit and HR-V, or it may have its own dedicated electric platform since so little is known about the performance design. The profile of the Everus lends itself well to ride-sharing capabilities with the same easy access, flexible seating positions, and large cargo space as the HR-V. Compare for yourself by checking out available HR-V models for sale at Alberta Honda in Edmonton.
Why wait? It’s possible to utilize greener transportation now
As technologies advance and electric vehicle ranges expand, automakers will be quick to offer a wider selection for consumers to choose from and Honda is establishing their place in that rapidly expanding world market now with the introduction of the 2018 Everus concept car. If you’re interested in greener transportation options now, find out more about Honda hybrids currently available in the Edmonton area by contacting Alberta Honda today.