Will the Honda Prologue Convince People to Switch to EVs?

Honda is finally releasing an all-electric SUV to U.S. markets, and the Prologue could be good enough to convert some holdouts to an electric car. 
Written by Allison Stone
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jul 9, 2022
Electric cars are more popular than ever, but not everyone has been converted to the EV revolution. That is, until now. 
When it comes to electric cars,
Tesla
forged its path into the automotive world by being an outsider, creating cars that go against the grain and disrupt the tastes of the average consumer. While even Tesla has started producing more affordable, mainstream vehicles—namely the Model 3—they’re still not for everyone. 
These days, more familiar brands like Kia, Honda, and
Volkswagen
have all entered the EV game, and the results are stylish, fun, and reliable cars that are made for a wide variety of lifestyles. 
If you’re one of those holdouts
Kelley Blue Book
thinks that based on what we know so far, the 2024 Honda Prologue could be a real contender in the EV marketplace, and could even convert a few people away from gas-powered cars altogether. 
Jerry
takes a closer look at the 2024 Honda Prologue and why this EV could be one to watch for next year. 

Honda’s history with electric cars before the Prologue

Honda was long been regarded as one of the most ubiquitous and reliable automakers to put cars on American roads, but the brand’s path of electric power has been somewhat rocky. 
Unlike many of its closest competitors, Honda doesn’t currently have an electric vehicle on the market, but the brand has
launched an electric car in the past
to mixed reception. 
The Honda EV plus had a short run from 1997 to 1999, and only about 300 were ever made. The car was never officially sold but was only available on a three-year lease program for $455 a month. 
The cost of the battery pack alone was estimated to be the equivalent of about $33,800 in today’s dollars and would need to be replaced every three years. 
In 1999, Honda released the Honda Insight, America’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle, and also produced an early fuel cell vehicle, the FCX. 
According to
Car and Driver
, the Honda Prologue will be the brand’s first all-electric vehicle since killing the Honda Clarity BEV, which was doomed by its low range rating of just 89 miles.

How the Honda Prologue will turn heads

With such a complicated history with EVs behind it, Honda is determined to get this one right, and things appear to be progressing as planned.  
For the Prologue, Honda is pairing its strong brand recognition with a platform and battery from General Motors, which will speed up the process of getting the all-electric SUV to market.
Honda’s EV architecture will be proprietary to the Prologue, but the SUV will share Ultium batteries with the Cadillac Lyriq and Hummer EV.
The Honda Prologue SUV is anticipated to have a range of about 300 miles, but there’s not much else that’s been released about it. Owning a Prologue would mean owning a part of history, as the first all-electric SUV by Honda in the U.S.

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