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Honda will use F1-inspired tech on its future EVs

Honda claims that the new-gen EVs will deliver "sporty driving that leads to the joy of driving."

During a recent conference, Honda outlined its EV strategy, announcing the rollout of 7 brand-new models globally before the end of the decade. The new models are said to be part of its new '0 Series' lineup and will range from small to large EVs.

However, the most interesting part of the announcement was that Honda would capitalise on its Formula 1 expertise to make its next-generation electric vehicles lighter. The company aims to reduce around 100 kg of weight compared to its current electric cars. Honda aims to do this by using lighter body frames and newly developed thinner electric motors (thanks to its F1 know-how). Also, the motors and batteries will be mounted low in the centre of the EV, lowering the centre of gravity and improving handling.

With the F1-inspired tech in place, the new '0 Series' EV from Honda claims to have over 300 miles (480 km) of range as per the EPA cycle.

In addition to this, Honda also claims that the new-gen EVs will deliver "sporty driving that leads to the joy of driving." Toshihiro Mibe, CEO of Honda, confirmed a new fun EV being in development, which, according to him, will "have a completely different taste."

Coming to the 0 Series lineup, Honda has announced a sedan, a mid-size SUV and an entry-level SUV for 2026. There will also be a bigger 3-row SUV in 2027, followed by a compact SUV in 2028, another small SUV in 2029 and finally a compact sedan in 2030.

Source: HT Auto

 
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