Honda’s E Electric Cars, Loaded with 35.5 kWh Battery and Side-Camera Mirror, Is a Saviour for Car Geeks
There’s good news for those with special affinity towards cute cars. Honda’s E electric cars will finally start its shipping in 2020. The production model has kept all its promises and charm by sticking to its original concept. The most interesting part? Honda has also unveiled its pricing and battery specs for the urban EV.
The company revealed, in the Frankfurt Motor Show 2019, that Honda E will be available in Europe, and will be packed with 35.5 kWh battery giving a stiff competition to Renault Zoe and Tesla Model 3. The Honda E’s electric motor car is well-equipped with 152 horsepower and 232 foot-pounds of torque. Want to hear more?
It also supports chargers till 75 kW and one can also charge up to 10 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes. However, Honda fans will have to wait a bit longer to know the exact amount to what it can charge.
Honda E is also bringing its side-camera mirror in the market which is loaded with two six-inch screens that are stationed at the left and right side of the dashboard. The specialty of this feature is that it offers live images of traffic. The Honda specialists enlightened the audience and said that the camera mirror provides the car with smoother lines, improved aerodynamics and an excellent view to the driver. The mirror also assists in maintaining the efficiency and range of the battery.
The story doesn’t end here. The mirrors can successfully enhance the visibility and the camera unit housings are constructed in a way that stops dropping of water on the lens. The lens is also stacked with a water-repellent coating that prevents residual water build-up. The added advantage of this mirror is that it provides the driver the freedom to opt between the normal view and wide view through vehicle settings that extend the scope of the vision and reduces blind spots by 10%.
Now coming to the costing part. The car will be priced at £26,160 (INR 23, 31,339 approx) in the UK for its 134-horsepower version which can escalate to £28,660 (INR 25, 53, 606 approx) for more powerful models.
This denotes that for the high-end model, the price will range between $32,000, to $35,500 (INR 22, 96, 880 to INR 25, 48, 101 approx) with the inclusion of rebates or $36,700 to $39,800 (INR 26, 34, 410 to INR 28, 56, 505 approx) before rebates.
If compared with Renault Zoe, it costs £25,670 (INR 22, 87,633 approx) after the rebates, but it is wrapped with 52 kWh battery and a 182-mile range. In case of the Nissan Leaf, the cost stands at £32,500 (INR 28, 96, 302) with a capacity of 62 kWh battery after introducing rebate.
It cannot be denied that the price can be a strain on the pocket but the company hopes to seize the market with its cute designs and futuristic tech. Stay tuned for the rest of the description about the model at the end of this year.