Honda has commenced production of its first electric vehicle in Thailand at its Prachin Buri plant, the company announced in a press release.

The Honda e:N1 is a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) that is based on the HR-V crossover platform and is the first electric vehicle to be produced by a Japanese manufacturer in Thailand.

The Japanese automaker did not disclose details of the new model, stating that details will be made public during the first quarter of 2024.

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It added, however, that the e:N1 is built to the rigorous production standards supported by Honda’s cutting-edge technology.

“Starting production of the Honda e:N1 in Thailand is a crucial step for Honda, demonstrating the company’s unwavering confidence in and continued commitment to conducting business in the country,” it added. “This milestone also adds substantial value to Thailand’s automotive industry, both in terms of local production capabilities and using domestically sourced parts.”

Honda plans to sell more than two million BEVs globally by 2030.