The Everus EV will be Honda's first electric car
By: Fedora Atjeh | April 25, 2018
|The Everus EV will be Honda's first electric car|
Honda has just unveiled the anteroom of what will be its first electric production car at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, although it will come under the umbrella of Everus, one of the brands resulting from the joint venture between the Japanese manufacturer and the Chinese Guangzhou Automobile Group ( GAC Group). The final version of the Everus EV Concept will arrive before the end of the year, as you can see in its only photo unveiled will be a zero emissions SUV.
The Japanese Honda is one of the many manufacturers whose roadmap has electric cars as protagonists: in the next decade, the Japanese brand has promised the launch of more than 20 models with some type of electrification. This Everus EV Concept is proof of this, and, although it will come sooner, it is not the first step in the field of zero emissions: last year it already presented in Europe the Urban EV Concept, whose serial version will hit the market in 2019 and from which orders are already accepted.
As happened with Geneva, the 2018 Beijing Motor Show arrives in an electric key, with a good number of representatives of zero emissions, such as the BMW Concept iX3, the Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury or the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, the first Electric from the manufacturer for the Chinese market.
The first electric Honda direct to carsharing
Despite arriving as a prototype, the Everus EV Concept seems to be very advanced in its development, in fact, it almost looks like a pre-series model. Although Honda has not revealed much about this electric SUV that will be produced in series, the only photo shown allows us to guess that it could be based on the Honda HR-V (in the photo) but with somewhat more futuristic accents.
If we compare both models, we find many similarities as is the case of the hood, the profile, the optics in the rear or the system of opening the rear doors integrated and raised next to the windows.
We will have to wait to know its specifications, although Honda has already anticipated that part of the Reachstar fleet will be a carsharing entity operating in China in which the Japanese brand participates in an investor's code.
Although the first destination of the Everus EV will be the shared car, it is not excluded that it also reaches the dealerships, joining the Everus S1 that reached the dealerships of the People's Republic in 2011.