Honda Everus Electric Crossover Signals Automaker’s Shift To EVs

APR 25 2018 BY ADRIAN PADEANU 17

The production version will go on sale before the end of the year, but only in China.

Electricity appears to be the theme of the ongoing Beijing Motor Show as after seeing the polarizing Maybach, iX3, and Sylphy conceptsHonda is unveiling its own zero-emissions show car. Everus is a big deal for the company as it serves as a taste of things to come for the brand’s very first mass-produced EV. Although it’s technically a concept, it looks pretty much ready to hit the assembly line.

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In fact, the transition from a concept to a road-going model will happen before the end of the year when the electric crossover will go on sale under the Everus brand belonging to GAC Honda. Just one image has been released, showing what some might describe as being a more futuristic version of the HR-V. Some of the body panels appear to be the same or at least very similar, as well as the rear door handles mounted up high.

We’ll have to wait a bit more to find out the technical specifications as Honda isn’t ready quite yet to talk about what’s underneath the familiar skin. What we do know is that aside from being offered the conventional way, Honda will roll out the Everus through the car sharing service offered by Reachstar, which is a Chinese company specialized in providing car sharing services and in which Honda is investing money.

Other electrified models from Honda currently on display at the Beijing Motor Show are the Accord Hybrid celebrating its Chinese premiere and the Inspire concept previewing a new sedan scheduled to go on sale in the China in the second half of the year. While the Everus and Accord will come from GAC Honda, the Inspire will be the responsibility of Dongfeng Honda.

Between now and the middle of the next decade, Honda will introduce more than 20 electrified models.

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One of the last holdouts, jumps on the bandwagon, crashing into the cymbal player, making a big noise.

Looks great, the future is getting very exciting for EV fans, so many choices…

Yes it looks very good indeed. When I bought my Kia Niro hybrid it ticked most of the boxes for my needs and as you say the next two or three years is going to be fantastic for going full BEV, the choice will be much much better.

Its HRV the hood looks nice but the body is ugly i cant believe they got rid of the element for this

Yup! And that gaping big black hole in the front erodes any chance of subtle elegance. Resembles a damn hungry fish. Hondas designers can do better.

HONDA, Get Rid of that Hole!

Better late than never.

Late? LOL.

This will ship well before the Tesla Model Y.

LMAO at non-EV driving and self admitted Tesla shorter Trolltft weak ass attempt at trying to FUD against Tesla.

By the time Honda even gets this to market, Tesla will have sold about 300,00 Model 3s and have shown the Model Y.

If this isn’t sold in America, Honda will lose sales to Kia.

And since the dealer is the customer, if Honda doesn’t get the Dealers on board, than Honda will go into bankruptcy as other auto makers fill the void.

> Honda will go into bankruptcy

Yeah, like that will happen.

I am jealous that China is getting all the upcoming EVs. that is what a regulation change would take. Wish US can do the same thing so we can have those choices too.

We should see a few, but we have not done so great of a job buying the ones that are here other then the Tesla Model 3

I don’t believe that any of the BEVs on sale in North America are begging for buyers; they seem to be ‘supply’ constrained rather than ‘demand’ constrained. Maybe Jay Cole can comment?

Another Euro point of view

What this Auto show is really about is that China will only leave a few crumbles of EVs to the rest of the world, vast majority of EV production between now and 2025 will be swallowed by the Chinese market in a big gloup but that’s OK because meanwhile we can marvel at the shape of the new Model 3 20′ wheels.

Too bad this is not coming to the USA…