Honda has announced prices and specifications for the Honda E – their new retro electric city car – with prices starting at £26,160.
Honda has been busty telling us that the Honda E – Honda’s take on an electric car for the town and city – will be a ‘Premium’ product, and they had no intention of delivering it at a low price.
Expectations were therefore that its starting price would be the wrong side of £30k, but it’s not. Although not by much.
In fact, the starting price for the 132bhp of the Honda E is £29,660 which, after government grant, means you’ll be paying £26,160. Not cheap, but not too silly.
Opt for the more powerful Honda E Advance and you’ll get a bit more power – 149bhp – and an increase in price to £32,160, which means you’ll pay £28,660. Honda say you’ll be able to have the entry-level Honda E from £299 a month (after a chunky deposit), and the Advance Honda E for an extra £50.
If you do opt for the more expensive Honda E Advance you’ll also get the Centre Mirror System, Honda Parking Pilot and an upgraded sound system.
Officially, order books for the Honda E Advance open at lunchtime today, and those who have already reserved one will be getting an invitation to confirm their order and take their place at the front of the queue. If you want the entry-level Honda E you’ll have to wait until next year.
First customer deliveries of the Honda E won’t actually be until summer 2020.