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Honda E (2020–)

Last updated 2 August 2019

Fashionable electric city car with range expected to exceed 125 miles.
Not arriving until 2020.
Updated 21 May 2019
Honda E orders open

Deposits are now being taken for the new Honda e electric car ahead of deliveries from April 2020. Prices are yet to be announced but are expected to start in the region of £30,000. A dedicated...

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Introduction

The Honda E will go on sale in early 2019 and be Honda’s first mass-produced electric car in the UK.

The three-door Honda E is 100mm shorter than a Honda Jazz, which puts it firmly in city car territory with the Volkswagen e-Up. In typical concept car style, there are tiny digital door mirrors and huge wheels, but much of the styling should make it to the production car. In fact, Honda's confirmed the trick door mirrors will make production.

Inside the design is very minimalist, with no centre stack or centre console. Instead there’s a sofa style bench seat and a huge, wide screen that stretches almost the full width of the dashboard. Again, this isn’t likely to make production – but since it’s an EV with few moving parts, the production car should be airy and spacious.

The E will feature a water-cooled 35.5 kWh Lithium-ion high-capacity battery that can be charged using either Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charge with at-a-glance LED indication of charging status.

The battery's located centrally at a low level within the wheelbase under the floor of the car, resulting in 50:50 weight distribution, a low centre of gravity and excellent driving dynamics, says Honda. Power from the high-torque electric motor is delivered through the rear wheels.

It'll have a range of more than 125 miles and can be charged up to 80 per cent capacity in around 30 minutes.

 

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