Honda e unveiled as brand’s first mass production EV

Honda’s first ever mass production electric vehicle has been unwrapped at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Honda e signifies a new era of electrification for the Japanese car maker, with first deliveries of the compact EV to begin in 2020 in Europe.

Prices for Honda e will start from €29,470 in Germany (including local government subsidy) for the 100kW version, rising to €32,470 for the “Advance” grade that includes further specification and a motor output increased to 113kW.

The Honda e is the first production battery electric vehicle launched by Honda in Europe and is the next step towards the brand’s electric vision for 100% of its European sales to be electrified by 2025.

The city car is equipped with an electric motor available with two power outputs of 100 kW or 113kW, and torque of 315Nm. The 35.5kWh battery is said to be one of the most compact in its class yet delivers a range of up to 220km from a single charge. A fast-charging capability also allows recharge to 80% capacity in 30 minutes. The Honda e accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in approximately 8 seconds.

The Honda e is currently being evaluated for the Australian market.

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