Honda’s commitment to go all-electric by 2040 includes the launch of an electric Acura SUV in 2023 as a 2024 model.
This week American Honda outlined its sales targets leading up to 2040, where they aim to have 100% of its vehicle sales composed of battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.
The press release from American Honda mentions the development of two upcoming “large-sized EV models using GM’s Ultium batteries”, one for the Honda brand and the other for Acura. Both will be introduced to the North American market as model year 2024 vehicles.
According to The Drive, Acura has confirmed that the Acura EV model will not only use GM’s Ultium batteries, but will also be produced by GM, likely at the Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee. This is the same plant that will build Cadillac’s upcoming Lyriq electric SUV.
New Honda e:Architecture EV Platform
Following the Ultium-powered EVs, Honda plans to develop additional EV models using their very own EV platform called e:Architecture. Honda expects to launch the e:Architecture EV models in the second half of the 2020s, first in North America then to other global markets.
When I buy a electric 2024 RDX will I need to have a special setup at home to charge it. If so please let me know what I need . So I can have the work done before I buy the SUV.
You need a nema 14-50 outlet. Anything more would be greatly expensive and 14-50 would be adequate for over-night charging.
I will purchase a 2024 Electric RDX, need to know also about the home setup in garage ti charge it. Anything else I need. So excited about this SUV.
There will be no electric RDX in 2024 – or 2925!
As an Acura driver, I do not want a GM built branded Acura.
From all I have read, it will be an Acura built in partnership with GM, utilizing their EV platform (batteries and drivetrain). I would not expect Honda or Acura to put their badge on a car built by GM.
I am on our 2nd MDX and have no issues mechanically to speak of but I will not be buying an Acura SUV built by GM. If I want a GM, I’ll buy one directly without the additional markup but I don’t buy GM autos.
Curious about what differences will have the Acura EV platform vs Ultium. Will they be porting the SH-AWD intelligence to EV? As long as it maintains Acura’s handling and it doesn’t drive as a Cadillac, I’m in.
Will there be an electric MDX available in the next two years?
From the reports, it sounds like the new vehicle (purportedly branded ADX) will be a luxury version of the coming Honda Prologue. It will be built in partnership with GM, using their EV platform–batteries and drivetrain–but the rest will be developed and built by Honda. (So in some ways similar to the cars that Toyota built in partnership with GM in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. We had one of those little Corolla hatchbacks and it was a great car.). I am about to make the last payment on my 2016 MDX and I will drive it until the Honda/Acura EV SUV hits the market and then I am trading it in for one of those.