Automakers are setting an electrifying pace with new models and cell factories
Everywhere you look, driving sets an electric pace. Take just three developments this week as an example of the spread and speed of progress.
Honda says they will have three new electrified models for Europe in 2030, while SEAT and Volkswagen Group have outlined plans for a €7 billion electrification program with a new battery cell factory to be built in Spain. And CUPRA announced plans to add a new compact SUV to its electrified offering.
The new Civic e:HEV will be launched in Europe later this year. Hard to believe it’s the 11th generation. His arrival completes the brand’s plans to electrify its entire European range by the end of the year.
New iterations for 2023 include a small electric SUV, unveiled as the e:Ny1 prototype, a family-sized hybrid SUV, and the all-new CR-V, which will feature full hybrid and plug-in powertrains.
The e:Ny1 electric vehicle will form the center of Honda’s future product range.
The new Civic is the latest to use hybrid technology exclusively, joining the other electrified models – Jazz, Jazz Crosstar, CR-V, HR-V and Honda e.
It is powered by a lithium-ion battery, two compact electric motors and a newly developed 2-liter DOHC i-VTEC direct-injection petrol engine.
They are aiming for CO2 emissions below 110 grams per km or 5 liters of fuel/100 km.
The new battery cell factory in Spain will be the Volkswagen Group’s second gigafactory after Salzgitter (a total of six are planned).
And CUPRA’s SUV, due for release in 2024, will have powertrains that include a mild hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of around 100km.
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