- This week, Honda released all the details and technical specifications of its new electric sedan E.
- The city car will only be sold in Europe and should arrive in dealerships this summer.
- Honda plans to launch several electrified vehicles in the European market over the next few years and aims to sell only electrified cars there by 2022.
- The base E model produces 134 horsepower and 232 pound-feet of torque, according to Honda, and covers 138 miles on a single charge.
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The all-electric little Honda E city car was a real eye-catcher long before mass production was a topic of conversation, with its bewildering combination of retro styling and new wave technology.
And now we know exactly what will go into production.
Honda announcement the full specifications and features of its upcoming E-electric vehicle – which it will start selling in Europe this summer – Monday, after debut of the car and its power specifications in September of last year. The E will compete with other compact and urban electric vehicles like the Fiat 500e and the Mini Cooper SE.
By rolling out the E this year, Honda is starting to make progress towards its goal of electrifying its entire European lineup by 2022. According to Monday’s announcement, Honda plans to launch six electrified models in Europe over the next three. years, including the E, a Jazz Hybrid (known in the United States as the Fit), a “stylish SUV” and another battery-electric vehicle.
Although the E won praise in the American press for its resemblance to its original prototype and its cute and ambitious retro styling – both unusual in today’s auto market, where styling is pretty sure – Honda only plans to sell the new model in Europe. A Honda executive said Jalopnik last year that the company originally intended to bring the small hatchback to the United States, but those plans were ultimately scrapped due to fears of weak demand.
Since the production version of the Honda E was first unveiled in September, we’ve learned a lot about the pricing, design, specs and on-road performance of the new electric vehicle. This week’s release, and the first trip notice which was published with, completes the picture.
Here’s what we know about the 2020 Honda E.