Honda Motor Co.’s full electric-vehicle subbrand, e:N, will reveal prototypes of a second batch of products for the first time globally at the Shanghai auto show set to begin on April 18, Honda’s China unit said on Wednesday.
Additional details about the prototypes have not been released.
In addition to the EV prototypes, the plug-in hybrid version of the 11th-generation Accord sedan will make its China debut at the event, Honda said.
In 2021, Honda unveiled e:N in China as a subbrand for products developed on a new EV platform known as the e:N Architecture.
In the second quarter of 2022, the Japanese automaker launched sales of the first two locally produced e:N models -- the e:NP1 and the e:NS1, which are both compact crossovers.
The e:NS1 is assembled at Honda’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group, while the e:NP1 is built at its partnership with GAC Motor Co.
Starting with e:NS1 and e:NP1, Honda plans to roll out ten e:N Series EV models in China by 2027 to expand its presence in the local EV market, the automaker said last year.
In 2022, Honda’s China sales dropped 12 percent to 1.37 million amid the pandemic and persistent global semiconductor ship shortage.
The 2022 sales tally included 231,274 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs, Honda China said in January, without disclosing details of the EV volume.