Honda’s first all electric car revealed
Honda has finally unveiled its first all-electric car – Honda e in Japan. With all the automakers switching to electric SUVs & sedans Japan’s Honda Motor decided smaller is better for its first-ever all battery car. The Honda e was released in Europe earlier this month. This compact model meant solely for city driving.
Tomofumi Ichinose, Chief Engineer of the Honda e says,” Most EVs use large capacity batteries, but often, much of that capacity goes unused during city driving,” “We question whether larger vehicles are appropriate for urban areas, and believe that smaller is a better option for cities.”
Honda e’s battery has the capacity to cover a distance of 280 km on a single charge. Ichinose said Honda engineers had prioritized accurate and sharp handling to enable easy u-turns in narrow streets. Side mirrors have been replaced with interior displays to avoid bumps and scrapes during parking.
The model will be sold only in Europe and Japan. Where its sale will start in October. The company estimates that the car will sell 10,000 units in Europe and 1,000 units in the domestic market. For more info stay tuned.