The electric Honda E – the car we knew as the Urban EV – is revealed in final production guise as Honda confirms two power output options for production.
We’ve had endless information on the Honda E since it arrived as a concept for Honda’s vision of an urban EV, but now we get the definitive look and specification as Honda prepares to debut the production car at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
In terms of looks, nothing has really changed from the prototype Honda E we’ve already seen, apart from the glowing badge on the front no longer glowing. But there are variations under the skin.
Honda previously told us the Honda E will come with 148bhp and 221lb/ft of torque, but it will actually come in two different power outputs for the production models.
There is a choice between 132bhp and 149bhp versions, although both will come with the same 232lb/ft of torque and a 0-62mph of 8.0 seconds. Which does all seem a bit odd.
Both will get a modest 35.5kWh battery pack which, say Honda, will be good for a range of 137 miles and be capable of charging to 80 per cent in half an hour (with the right charger).
Beyond that all is as we’ve already seen, with its ‘lots of screens’ interior with advanced connectivity and cute retro looks.
With prices expected to start around £30k the Honda E doesn’t stack up as a sensible buy with its limited range compared to other EVs.
But we’d still have one.