Honda e manufacturing model unveiled earlier than Frankfurt debut | Automotive Information
Honda’s new photos present a automobile that’s just about an identical to the prototype we’ve already met. The corporate additionally shared new particulars concerning its functioning.
We remind you, earlier than you get too excited on the prospect of pinching the cheeks of this too-cute-for-words little automobile, that we gained’t be seeing the Honda e on the North American market. A missed alternative for the Japanese automaker, we are saying…
An city EV
The Honda e was conceived from the outset as an electrical automobile; additionally it is designed principally as a metropolis automobile. Which implies it’s probably not a direct rival of the Chevrolet Bolt, for instance, fairly it’s extra of a distinct segment product within the mildew of the Good electrical automobile. Nonetheless, the battery that makes it go has a capability of 25 kWh, which interprets into a variety of 136 miles or 219 km.
That battery powers an electrical motor that in flip makes the rear wheels flip. And the Honda e is greater than only a fairly face, it additionally guarantees to ship a optimistic driving expertise. The mannequin can be out there in two variations: a 134-hp mannequin and a 151-hp variant. 0-100 km/h acceleration time is given as eight seconds.
Inside, the adjustments in relation to the idea first introduced this previous Could are extra substantial, however the strategy is simply as technologically superior. The dashboard, for instance, options two 12.3-inch touchscreens, and a voice-command system is entrance and centre. As with Mercedes-Benz’ system, it suffices to begin instructions with “OK, Honda…”.
The brand new Honda e can now be ordered on-line by shoppers in the UK, Germany, France and Norway. Honda is at the moment gauging curiosity in different European markets as effectively.
As talked about, for the second there aren’t any plans to carry the EV to North America.