Honda reveals specs for its EV
AFTER ITS global premiere, Honda has revealed the technical specifications of its first compact electric vehicle, the Honda e. The Honda e is the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform. The battery is positioned at a low level under the floor, and centrally within the wheelbase of the car, affording a 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity. Honda has installed 35.5 kWh Li-ion battery, which can be charged using either Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charger. Combined with a full range of over 200Km, the fast-charge capability will provide 80 per cent charge within 30 minutes. Moreover, the battery pack is water-cooled so as to maintain an optimum temperature for the EV, thus maximising its efficiency. Honda’s new compact electric car is a key part of the brand’s latest electrification commitment to feature electrified technology in 100 per cent of its European sales by 2025.