Honda has jumped into the EV space with a retro-styled e EV that combines the traditional outlook with the powertrain of the future. The result is a compact city electric car.
Honda e is an urban electric car (EV) designed keeping in mind the needs of city-dwellers. While young players are entering the EV market on one side, the established legacy automakers are leveraging their years of experience and brand identity to transform their operations. The Honda e is a perfect example of that.
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Honda e EV – Specs
The EV comes powered by a 35.5 kWh battery and rear-wheel-drive configuration with varying power outputs – 136 PS and 154 PS. The WLTP range is a humble 211 km which is a bit of a problem. Interestingly, the EV boasts of a 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity for great handling capabilities.
|Power||136 PS / 154 PS|
|Acceleration (0-100 km/h)||8.3 secs|
|Top Speed||145 km/h|
|50 kW Fast Charging||31 mins (low battery indicator to 80%)|
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Honda e is a compact urban hatch and its dimensions reflect that perfectly.
|Boot Space||171 litres|
Interior and Features
On the inside is where the Honda e is hugely different from the retro theme we see on the outside. The cabin is equipped with as many as 5 screens. Two of these are 12.3-inch central displays for the Infotainment System covering a large part of the dashboard, then there is the Driver’s Digital Instrument Cluster and 2 displays for the side view mirror feed from the cameras installed as ORVMs. There is a Sky Roof, a Dual-View IRVM, 6-Speaker Audio System, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 1-Pedal Driving, My Honda+ App Compatibility, ADAS Functions, Ambient Lighting, Front Heated Seats, Leather Upholstery, and much more.
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The Honda e EV starts retailing at £28,215 for the Standard variant and £30,715 for the Advance variant On The Road (OTR) including the £2,500 government grant in the UK. While opting for premium paint or metallic paint, the prices go up slightly.