It’s the announcement everyone in North America who likes small cars was dreading – that Honda wouldn’t be bringing their small little electric vehicle the ‘e’ over to North America. Instead, the Honda e will be a low-volume EV available only in Europe and Japan.
To lessen the blow, Honda coupled the announcement with news that they are planning a global electric vehicle platform to fit underneath larger electric cars destined for the U.S.A. and China. The EV platform will accommodate both crossovers and sedans with different battery packs and motors.
Honda hopes to electrify 60% of its global lineup by 2030, and wants EVs to account for 15% of its sales.
As part of the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., Honda e debuted the pre-production version of the electric city car. Deliveries are scheduled for early 2020.
Honda e Specifications (Pre-production version)
- electric range of 125 miles (over 200 km)
- 35.5 kWh liquid cooled battery pack, with cells supplied by Panasonic
- rear wheel drive
- 110 kW electric motor with 300 Nm of torque
- CCS fast charging capable of 80% charge in 30 minutes
Discuss this little Honda electric vehicle at the Honda E Forum here
Honda the 125 mile/200KM ship has already sailed years ago!!! 300 miles / 480 KMs is the ship is getting ready to sail.. Don’t miss the boat…
electric range of 125 miles (over 200 km)
35.5 kWh liquid cooled battery pack, with cells supplied by Panasonic
rear wheel drive
110 kW electric motor with 300 Nm of torque
CCS fast charging capable of 80% charge in 30 minutes IS OLD NEWS!!!
I think that 125 miles of range is adequate – provided it is real world range, not the “100 mile” hyped range of the 24kwh Leaf (actual range: about 75 miles). This is a little city car, after all, and giving it both enough range to go from city to city in urban regions without much anxiety, and the ability to DC fast charge, should make it quite capable within its segment.
Maybe Honda wants to make a cheaper car. Which relates to lower range. That’s good for me. I don’t want to pay a crazy amount for a small car. As batteries get cheaper and better they can raise the range.