Published on May 21st, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda e bookings open in Europe……not yet Asia
Honda has announced that reservations for its new urban electric vehicle, the ‘Honda e’ are now open in England, Germany, France and Norway. A dedicated online reservation website allows customers to reserve a priority status to order the Honda e with a refundable reservation fee. Customers will then be able to place an order from later this year with first deliveries of the vehicle from Spring 2020.
“We are delighted to be offering areservation option to our customers in select European markets for the firsttime with the Honda e,” said Jean-Marc Streng, General Manager, AutomobileDivision – Honda Motor Europe Ltd. “The Honda e in prototype form has receivedan overwhelming response and with over 25,000 registrations of interest acrossEurope, customers now have the opportunity to secure priority status to orderthe model”.
The Honda e takes a bold step with its design and technology and will contribute to Honda’s commitment of 100 per cent of automobile sales in Europe with electrified powertrains by 2025. The compact electric car offers trademark Honda driving dynamics, aided by the sporty rear-wheel drive format and advanced electric powertrain.
The first compact Honda on a dedicated EVplatform delivers a blend of efficiency, performance & usability that isperfect for urban environments. The Honda e will deliver a range of over 200kmand the capability to ‘fast charge’ to 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes.
The contemporary styling of the Honda e ischaracterised by clean, simple body lines, smooth contours and steplessA-pillars that sit virtually flush with the glass. Inside, the spacious,contemporary interior creates a comfortable lounge-like feel with an intuitiveand customisable dual touch-screen interface to keep passengers engaged withtheir connected lifestyles.
Buyers only pay a refundable USD1,000 deposit and choose from one of five available colors: black, blue, gray, white and yellow. The Honda E’s price tag will be revealed closer to the market launch.