The 2020 Honda e is making its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Honda also presented the concept car at the Auto Show in Geneva earlier this year. Customers in some European countries can already make pre-orders.
The zero-emissions Honda e is open to reservations in Great Britain, Germany, France and Norway. Buyers in other Europe’s markets will only be able to register their interest on respective Honda websites in their countries.
The model is part of the carmaker’s strategy to utilize electrified powertrains in all vehicles on sale in Europe by 2025.
The EV won’t go to North America. It’s a pity, indeed, as the car deserves attention.
The Honda e is built on the rigid lightweight rear-wheel-drive platform. High-strength materials of the chassis, a 50/50 weight distribution, short overhangs, a minuscule 14.1-foot turning radius and independent front and rear suspensions contribute to improve handling and make driving experience unsurpassed.
One electric motor delivers 148 hp (110 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque through rear wheels. A compact 35.5-kWh battery put low in the vehicle can be fast-charged to 80% in 30 min from a DC charging point.
The driving range is more than 125 miles (210 km). The driver can speed up and slow using only an accelerator pedal. A Sport mode is available too.