Honda has officially introduced its groundbreaking global electric vehicle (EV) series, named Honda Zero, signaling a transformative shift in the realm of electric mobility. The inaugural model from this series is slated to make its debut in the US market in 2026, embodying Honda’s commitment to challenge the traditional concept of bulky and heavy EVs by adopting a lighter design philosophy.
The Honda Zero EV series is underpinned by three core principles: thin, light, and wise, showcasing the brand’s dedication to innovation in electric vehicle engineering. The lineup will feature an exclusive new H-mark logo designed specifically for the next generation of EVs.
As part of the Honda Zero series, the automaker has unveiled two concept vehicles – the Saloon and the Space-Hub – both embracing a “thin” vehicle architecture with low floors to enhance aerodynamics.
The Saloon concept, reminiscent of a sleek fastback, draws inspiration from Honda’s Formula 1 legacy, featuring distinctive rectangular lights and a sporty vibe. Inside, the minimalist design incorporates Tron-like lighting accents and a central display.
On the other hand, the Space-Hub concept resembles a minivan, showcasing minimal overhangs and a rear light design reminiscent of Rivian’s electric delivery vans. With a panoramic moonroof and two facing bench seats, it hints at potential applications as an autonomous shuttle service.
In a strategic collaboration, Honda is partnering with Sony for the development of the AFEELA electric sedan, adding another layer of anticipation to the future lineup.
With autonomous driving features ranging across configurations and an innovative retractable steering wheel allowing seamless transitions between manual and automated driving, Honda is at the forefront of incorporating advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) based on its proven Sensing platform.
Looking ahead, Honda envisions a future with 30 new EV launches by 2030, a target of 100% zero-emission sales by 2040, and an overarching commitment to achieve carbon neutrality for all products and corporate activities by 2050. The Honda Zero series represents a bold step towards a sustainable and intelligent electric future.