2020 Honda e is ready for the debut on the Europan market. On the recently organized media drive event in Spain, we had a chance to see freshly designed EV from the Japanese automaker. Also, Honda fully revealed the specs of this first electric vehicle made for Europe. So, without further ado, let’s see the details. The upcoming Honda e is based on a rear-wheel-platform.
Thanks tho MacPherson Strut independent suspension for each wheel, the electric model promises a lot of fun and excellent driving dynamics. Also, the suspension provides 50:50 weight distribution, as well as a low center of gravity. The all-electric Honda will deliver two motors. The first one comes with the base model and produces 134 hp/100kW and 232 lb-ft of torque.
This motor accelerates from 0-60 for 9 seconds. Furthermore, the Advance package adds a more robust motor, which generates 152 hp/113 kW and 232 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, Honda’s electric car goes from 0-60 mph in 8.3 seconds, while the top speed is 90 mph for both motors.
2020 Honda e Engine Specs, Driving Range
Both motors of 2020 Honda e will include the same 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. For the base version of Honda’s EV, this battery provides a WLTp-rated driving range of 138 miles. On the other hand, Honda e Advance adds optional 17-inch alloy wheels, which will affect the driving range.
So, if you choose the new wheels, the Advance version will be reduced to 130 miles. Furthermore, the battery will bring the fast-charging capability of 80% in half of the hour, with a 100 kW CCS2 charge outlet. On the other hand, for the full charge, it will take around 4 hours, using a 4 kW Public AC Type 2 Charger. Likewise, if you use a 2.3 kW Home AC Type 2 Charger, it will take around 19 hours to charge.
Dimensions and Technology
As for dimensions, 2020 Honda e is 153.3-inches long, 68.9-inches wide, and 59.5-inches high, while the wheelbase is 99.6-inches. This electric car is a four-seater, with a very restricted cargo space of only six cubic feet. However, if you fold the back seats, the cargo areas extend to 20.1 cubic feet, when loaded to the windows, and 30.4 cubic feet loaded to the roof.
The curb weight is 3,338 lbs, which is much heavier than the ICE-powered cars. Still, the weight is comparable to similar vehicles like Renault Zoe. The technology includes the full-width digital dash, Collision Mitigation Throttle Control, Low-Speed Brake Function, Honda Parking Pilot, and Lead Car Departure Notification System. The brand-new feature for Honda’s cars is the Side Camera Mirror System, which replaces traditional side-view mirrors.
2020 Honda e Price
2020 Honda e, the company’s first series-production EV, will come with a starting price of $29,500 in Germany and £26,160 in the United Kingdom, respectively. Moreover, the more equipped Advance model starts from €32,500/£28,700 for the UK.
Also, the British branch of Honda announced that the 2020 e would be available on finance, starting from £299 per month. Of course, these prices include government stimulants. The Japanese automaker presented the electric vehicle at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Since then, it draws over 40.000 reservations, long before the first deliveries in the second quarter of 2020.