Honda has taken a bold move with its first ever all-electric car – the Honda e – shifting away from sharp edges and aggressive angles in favour of a cute little urban focussed vehicle.
The real-wheel drive car, which has been designed to be incredible versatile in busy city situations – is now due to be released in the summer of 2020 and, thanks to the positive response received when it was first unveiled, the production model will be almost identical to the concept.
The Honda e will start at £26,160, which is relatively good for an EV, although the base model will only be able to do 137 miles on a full charge and it has a rather piddly 134-horsepower. When you’re taking it through the city at 20mph though, horsepower is the last thing on your mind, which is why Honda has kitted out the interior with two 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens, an “Okay Honda” personal assistant, seat fabrics normally found on a contemporary sofa, and some calming wood-effect finishes. All of this combined makes driving the Honda e look like a very pleasant experience, even in a gridlocked congestion zone.
Other neat touches include side-mounted cameras that replace the normal wing mirrors and an app for digital access, location monitoring, climate control, and more. In our opinion, that more than makes up for its 0-60 time, which we won’t even mention…