HMCI additionally introduced that GAC Honda Car Co., Ltd., one other Honda car manufacturing and gross sales three way partnership in China, will start taking reservations for the all-new e:NP1 EV mannequin in Might 2022.
About e:NS1 and e:NP1
The all-new e:NS1 and e:NP1 are the primary “e:N Collection” fashions developed as the primary Honda-brand EV fashions in China, which mix the DNA of Honda Monozukuri (artwork of constructing issues) that embrace the pursuit of originality and fervour, with the cutting-edge electrification and intelligence applied sciences of China. Developed with the idea of “Inspiring EVs folks have by no means skilled earlier than,” the all-new e:NS1 and e:NP1 characteristic quite a lot of new values that encourage individuals who get on board these automobiles.
In pursuit of driving efficiency, Honda newly developed the e:N Structure F which consists of an electrical motor that delivers each instantaneous output and delicate management in varied driving conditions, a large-capacity battery that allows a variety of 510 km (CLTC base in China), and devoted physique frames. Furthermore, sporty and exhilarating driving expertise distinctive to Honda was pursued by incorporating authentic Honda applied sciences, together with aerodynamic applied sciences Honda has amassed by means of the event of sports activities fashions.
Within the space of intelligence applied sciences, as customary tools, all-new e:NS1 and e:NP1 will characteristic the newest connectivity applied sciences accessible in China together with Honda CONNECT 3.0, the new-generation linked expertise developed completely for EVs and a big 15.1-Inch Show Audio.
As well as, the all-new e:NS1 and e:NP1 are designed to supply a secure, comfy and sensible “area” for mobility by making varied intelligence applied sciences accessible, together with the Driver Monitoring Digital camera (DMC), which assists secure driving by detecting potential harmful conduct corresponding to inattentive driving and a sign of drowsiness skilled by the driving force.
As to exterior design, the brand new identification of the e:N Collection is expressed by the luminescent “H” emblem within the entrance and a brand new “Honda” emblem within the rear which replaces the normal “H” marque.
Beginning with e:NS1 and e:NP1, Honda will introduce 10 e:N Collection fashions by 2027 and speed up electrification in China all through the worth chain together with gross sales and manufacturing operations.
Gross sales initiatives : Full-fledged launch of on-line shops and renewal of showrooms
With the market introduction of e:NS1 and e:NP1, Honda will make a full-fledged launch of its on-line shops in China, the place the whole strategy of ordering, from consideration of assorted choices to the location of an order, might be performed on-line by means of one-on-one direct communication. On the identical time, Honda will information clients into the world of the e:N design idea of “perceiving the longer term at a look and by contact” and supply clients a very new buying expertise.
Furthermore, Honda will renew present showrooms. GAC Honda will begin rolling out showrooms specializing within the gross sales of electrified automobiles and constructing new showroom areas at purchasing malls ranging from main cities corresponding to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Dongfeng Honda will set up a piece devoted to the e:N Model at every of its present shops.
Manufacturing initiatives: GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda to construct devoted EV crops
To make sure secure high quality and amount of buyer deliveries of e:N Collection fashions, whose lineup will proceed to develop within the coming years, GAC Honda and Dongfeng Honda, respectively, will every construct a brand new devoted EV manufacturing plant, with an intention to turn into operational in 2024.
Feedback by Katsushi Inoue, Managing Officer and Chief Officer answerable for Regional Operation (China), Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
“It’s our nice pleasure to start out providing the all-new e:NS1 and e:NP1, the primary set of Honda e:N Collection, for our clients in China. Even within the EV period, creating really distinctive vehicles is what Honda believes in. There are already many decisions of EV fashions accessible to clients in China, nonetheless, our e:N Collection fashions would be the ones to redefine the enjoyable of EVs by providing distinctive worth derived from the final word dimension of consolation and enjoyable.”