The all-electric 2020 Honda e made its official European debut at a media event in Valencia, Spain this week, and it just might be the perfect city car. Featuring a rear-wheel-drive platform with a MacPherson Strut independent suspension for each wheel, 50:50 weight distribution and low center of gravity, the entry level model is powered by an electric motor generating 134 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 9 seconds. Read more for a first drive video, additional pictures and information.
The top-of-the-line Honda e Advance grade has an upgraded electric motor producing 152 hp and 232 lb-ft, enabling it to hit 62 mph in 8.3 seconds, while both models top out at 90 mph. Both motors draw power from a 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that has a driving range of 138 miles on a full charge, that is unless you opt for 17-inch alloys, which cuts that down to 130 miles.
The battery has fast-charging capability of 80% charge in 30 minutes using a 100 kW CCS2 charge point, whereas a full charge takes around 4.1 hours using a 4 kW Public AC Type 2 charger or 18.8 hours using a 2.3 kW Home AC Type 2 charger. There’s no word yet on pricing or availability.