An urban commuter, the Honda e is powered by a water cooled lithium-ion 35.5 kWh battery, positioned centrally, resulting in a perfect 50:50 weight distribution.
Honda’s first fully electric vehicle will be arriving in the UK early 2020.
A single electric motor feeds the drive to the rear wheels. Being an urban vehicle driving characteristics will focus on sprightly acceleration, excellent level of visibility and high levels of manoeuvrability with ultra-tight turning circle, helped by the rear wheel drive configuration.
Honda e features a competitive range of over 125 miles and a ‘fast charge’ functionality providing 80% range in just 30 minutes. It also features trademark Honda driving dynamics with a sporty rear wheel drive configuration.
The contemporary styling of the Honda e is characterised by clean, simple body lines, smooth contours and stepless A-pillars that sit virtually flush with the glass. Inside, the spacious, contemporary interior creates a comfortable lounge-like feel with an intuitive and customisable dual touch-screen interface to keep passengers engaged with their connected lifestyles.
Five colour options will be available, comprising of: Platinum White Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Crystal Blue Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and the striking Charge Yellow.
Customers can pre-order, with a refundable reservation fee, on the Honda website. Over 30,000 expressions of interest have been accepted, with over 9,000 of those in the UK alone. Prices start at £28,660 with the Government grant. Competitive PCP finance offers are available at launch with affordable monthly payments, in line with conventional powered cars. First deliveries are expected in spring next year. For more information please call your nearest Vertu Honda dealership.