Honda e Electric Car Hatchback: The Complete Guide

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Overview


Honda Motor Company is a leading global manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Honda is the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer. The company is also the 7th largest automotive manufacturer in the world, with an annual production of over 5.2 million vehicles. Honda has won strong loyalty from its customers, given the reliability of its cars. Models like the Honda Civic and the Honda CR-V crossover have helped establish the company enviable reputation for reliability.

Honda is strongly committed to the development and manufacturer of plug-in electric vehicles, and has an ambition to achieve two-thirds of its global sales from zero-emission electric vehicles. The company is also committed to further developments in EV battery technology and also fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Honda is not new to electric cars and its previous EVs include, the Clarity Electric, MC-B electric, Fit EV and Fit EV-Plus.



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The All-Electric Honda e


The all-electric Honda e-prototype car is based on the Honda Urban EV concept.  The Urban EV concept made its debut at the 2017 International Motor Show, in Germany. It is Honda’s first mass-market all-electric car.  Honda is ramping up its commitment to electrification with all new Honda’s in Europe to be electrified by 2025.  

An adorable, cute, clean and simple design.  The premium compact battery-electric vehicle (BEV), minimalist design has been inspired by the first-generation Honda Civic. Positioned primarily for driving in urban environments, with a range that is appropriate for shorter commutes. Honda is targeting urban commuter that drive up to 30 miles a day. Built on a dedicated platform, with rear-wheel drive.  A smaller lithium-ion EV battery pack (35.5 kWh) to keep weight down. The battery is liquid-cooled to maximise performance in all weather conditions.

The electric vehicle (EV) has a zero-emission range up to 137 miles. The EV can be charged up to 50 kW DC at public charging stations and has a 6.6 kW AC on board charger.

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The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

At A Glance
EV Type:Battery-Electric Vehicle (BEV)
Vehicle Type:Hatchback
Plug-In Car Grant (PiCG):Available
Engine:Electric
Available In UK:Yes

Trims (2 Options)
Honda e (from £28,215)
Honda e Advance (from £30,715)

PROSCONS
Perfect for city drivingExpensive compared to other BEV city cars on the market
‘Retro’ design and styling well positioned to ‘win hearts’Limited range
Appealing characteristics for city driving: easy to drive and park (impressive turning radius)small boot
Packed with technology: side view mirrors replaced with cameras and extensive 12.3-inch dual touchscreensTouchscreens sluggish
High spec safety packageInterior materials feel cheap

EV Battery & Emissions
EV Battery Type:Lithium-ion
EV Battery Capacity:Available in one battery size (35.5 kWh)
Charging:50 kW rapid charging
Charge Port:Type 2
EV Cable Type:Type 2
Tailpipe Emissions:0g (CO2/km)

Average Cost Of Residential Charging
Battery net capacity : 16.7 kWh£2.40
Battery net capacity : 30.0 kWh£4.32
Battery net capacity : 39.2 kWh£5.64
Battery net capacity : 45.0 kWh£6.48
Battery net capacity : 50.0 kWh£7.20
Battery net capacity : 64.0 kWh£9.22
Battery net capacity : 71.0 kWh£10.22
Battery net capacity : 77.0 kWh£11.09
Battery net capacity : 90.0 kWh£12.96
Battery net capacity : 100.0 kWh£14.40
  • Note 1: The average cost of residential electricity in the UK varies depending on the region, supplier and type of energy used. An average for the UK is 14.40 p/kWh.
  • Note 2: Not all EV manufactures make available the data on net EV battery capacity, and in a number of instances the EV battery capacity advertised, does not state if it is gross or net capacity. In general, usable EV battery capacity is between 85% to 95% of the gross available capacity.

Charging Times (Overview)
Slow charging AC (3 kW – 3.6 kW):6 – 12 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SOC)
Fast charging AC (7 kW – 22 kW):3 – 8 hours (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging AC (43 kW):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Rapid charging DC (50 kW+):0-80%: 20 mins to 60 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Ultra rapid charging DC (150 kW+):0-80% : 20 mins to 40 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
Tesla Supercharger (120 kW – 250 kW):0-80%: up to 25 mins (dependent on size of EV battery & SoC)
  • Note 1: SoC: state of charge

Dimensions
Height (mm):1512
Width (mm):1752
Length (mm):3894
Wheelbase (mm):2538

Honda e
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):137 miles (combined)
EV Operation Efficiency (kWh/100km):17.2 kWh
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 6.6 kW AC)
Top Speed:90 mph
0-62 mph:9 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100 kW
Max Power (PS):136
Torque (Nm):315
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,513-1,514

Honda e Advance
EV Battery Capacity:35.5 kWh
Pure Electric Range (WLTP):131-137 miles (combined)
EV Operation Efficiency (kWh/100km):17.2 kWh
Charging:50 kW Rapid Charging (on board charger: 6.6kW AC)
Top Speed:90 mph
0-62 mph:8.3 seconds
Drive:Rear-wheel drive
Electric Motor (kW):100 kW
Max Power (PS):154
Torque (Nm):315
Transmission:Automatic
Seats:4
Doors:5
Kerb Weight (kg)1,513-1,514

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

honda e electric car
The All-Electric Honda e (credit: Honda)

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Author

Ashvin Suri

Ashvin has been involved with the renewables, energy efficiency and infrastructure sectors since 2006. He is passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy and electric transportation. Ashvin commenced his career in 1994, working with US investment banks in New York. Post his MBA from the London Business School (1996-1998), he continued to work in investment banking at Flemings (London) and JPMorgan (London). His roles included corporate finance advisory, M&A and capital raising. He has been involved across diverse industry sectors, to include engineering, aerospace, oil & gas, airports and automotive across Asia and Europe. In 2010, he co-founded a solar development platform, for large scale ground and roof solar projects to include the UK, Italy, Germany and France. He has also advised on various renewable energy (wind and solar) utility scale projects working with global institutional investors and independent power producers (IPP’s) in the renewable energy sector. He has also advised in key international markets like India, to include advising the TVS Group, a multi-billion dollar industrial and automotive group in India. Ashvin has also advised Indian Energy, an IPP backed by Guggenheim (a US$ 165 billion fund). He has also advised AMIH, a US$ 2 billion, Singapore based group. Ashvin has also worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector, to including working with the Matrix Group (a US$ 4 billion property group in the UK) to launch one of the first few institutional real estate funds for the Indian real estate market. The fund was successfully launched with significant institutional support from the UK/ European markets. He has also advised on water infrastructure, to include advising a Swedish clean technology company in the water sector. He is also a member of the Forbury Investment Network advisory committee. He has also been involved with a number of early stage ventures.

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