It’s been awhile since the Honda e (previously called the Urban Concept) was unveiled and along the way, Honda has fueled our curiousity by releasing minimal information about the car from its EV range to colour offerings.
But they’ve always left out one very important detail which they’ve now announced – performance figures!
The Honda e, makes 150 hp and over 300 Nm from its high-power electric motor to drive the rear wheels, with power stored in a 35.5kWh battery. The Honda CR-V 1.5 TC-P on the other hand, only makes 243 Nm. The batteries offer fast-charging capabilities of 80% in 30 minutes, with a pure EV range of 200 km.
The most-compact-in-class battery is tucked under the vehicle floor, allowing the Honda e to have perfect 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity.
Turning radius is approximately 4.3 metres, a result of the Honda e’s rear-wheel drive configuration while its Side Camera Mirror system ensures that visibility will never be disrupted even when driving in extreme weather.
The Honda e is also equipped with a “Single Pedal Control” feature that enables the driver to accelerate and slow the car down using only the accelerator pedal. When the accelerator is released, automatic regenerative braking will kick in while slowing the car down.