The Honda Shogo EV isn’t something you’ll see on the roads anytime soon, as it was created for Project Courage 2.0. That’s right, the electric ride-on will transport young patients at children’s hospitals across the nation, and just 60 of these vehicles are being built exclusively by Honda Performance Development (HPD).
The vehicle’s name, Shogo, is from a Japanese phrase and intended to mean “soaring into the future”. These EVs will be hand assembled by Honda racing engineers at HPD and provided to children’s hospitals across the country in partnership with their local Honda dealers. Two of them have arrived at Akron Children’s in Akron, Ohio and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Adventure Ready: Powerful 350W motor, 18.6 mph, 25-mile range, 220 lbs load.
- Efficient & Portable: Weighs 38.6 lbs, easy maneuvering, one-click folding.
- Enhanced Riding: 10'' Pneumatic Tires, 3 modes, shock absorption.
Creating Shogo was a true labor of love for our team of Honda associates and engineers driven by our desire to bring joy and mobility to young patients dealing with a hospital stay. We’re incredibly excited to expand the program by partnering with our Honda dealer network to make a Shogo vehicle possible for more children’s hospitals nationwide and use the power of play and laughter to help ease the stress and anxiety of hospitalized children and their families,” said Hundy Liu, manager of national automobile advertising and Project Courage Lead, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.