Honda e Electric Car

The Honda e electric prototype is almost ready for production, and the automaker has just revealed new details about the vehicle. It’s powered by a rear-mounted electric motor, paired with a 35.5-kWh battery pack, generating 142 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque, with an approximate range of 124-miles on a full charge. There have not been any performance numbers released, but Autocar was fortunate enough to drive one of the prototypes and timed the 0 to 60 mph spring at around eight seconds. Plus, there’s a “Sport Mode” that sharpens the accelerator response for improved performance around the city. Read more for a first drive video, additional pictures and information.



The exact vehicle weight is unknown, though Honda did say that its chassis is made from high-strength materials that contribute to structural rigidity while also reducing weight. Similar to other small electric vehicles, the Honda e will feature Single Pedal Control, with automatic regenerative braking taking care of slowing the vehicle down.

Honda e Electric Car
Honda e Electric Car
Honda e Electric Car
Honda e Electric Car
Honda e Electric Car
If you’re at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend, you’ll be able to catch at least one of the near-production-ready prototypes. However, you’ll have to wait until the Frankfurt Motor Show in September to see the production model.