Honda confirms name for eagerly-awaited EV

Honda confirms name for eagerly-awaited EV

The new electric car’s ‘e’ nameplate was also confirmed alongside a new Jazz Hybrid

Honda has announced the name of its new electric car – set to be simply called ‘e’.

The new urban EV has been teased on several occasions, and more recently shown as the E Prototype, which is a very close look at the model before it enters production.

Its quirky design makes it look like nothing else on the road, while it also incorporates a high-tech interior, with the highlight being touchscreens laid out across the full width of the dashboard.

Final powertrain details are yet to be revealed, although an urban electric range of 125 miles is likely, along with fast charging capability to charge the batteries from flat to 80 per cent in as little as 30 minutes. It should also be fun to drive, too, thanks to its rear-wheel-drive layout.

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The Honda e will be the first car from the Japanese manufacturer to benefit from a dedicated EV platform, and Honda has said that it has already had 6,500 expressions of interest in the UK alone.

Described as the next step in its ‘Electric Vision’, Honda has also announced that the next generation of its Jazz supermini will be offered with a hybrid powertrain.

The manufacturer is striving to electrify all its cars by 2025 and expand the use of its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid system, which underpins the CR-V Hybrid. 

The new Jazz is set to be unveiled later in the year at the Tokyo Motor Show.

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