(sustainabilityenvironment.com) – For the Chinese car market 2022 is a golden year. The sector is experiencing a particularly dynamic period that should “close” in December with a growth of 5.4%. For a total of 27.5 million cars registered in these 12 months. In this highly positive framework, Honda ev decided to carve out a dedicated space. Starting from 2021, in fact, the Japanese multinational has inaugurated a new green range specifically for the Asian giant. Let’s talk about the e:N Series, 10 models with plug (hybrid and full electric) to be produced in the People’s Republic and bring to the Chinese market in just 5 years. With the aim, however, to export them later to other markets, including Europe.
“The name ‘e:N’ – explained then about the Honda EV models – represents the desire to give energy to people who are trying to contribute on their own initiative to this era of electrification. The ‘e:’ derives from ‘e:Technology’ which is the name of the collective brand for Honda electrification technologies with which the Group is committed to carbon neutrality. The letter ‘N’ stands for ‘New/Next’, which represents the new value creation for the next generation of mobility”.
The first vehicles to debut were the e:NS1 and the e:NP1. The first is a 5-door SUV with a 180 hp electric motor, a 68.8 kWh battery and a range of about 480 km. Three doors instead for the compact SUV e:NP1, equipped with a 204 hp electric motor (same data on battery and autonomy). The offer will soon be enriched with new cars since Honda has already announced 2 other concept models: e:N COUPE and e:N GT.
And to further relaunch the mail, the company presented its world premiere in Shanghai the new e:N2 Concept, the second series of electric cars honda models for China. The external design – explains Honda – “presents clean and dynamic body lines and surface finishes that highlight the metallic appearance, with the aim of presenting a new style that does not belong to any existing category“. In terms of performance, the basic architecture remains the e:N Architecture F, developed exclusively for the e:N series.