Today Honda announced the price of its new electric car, the Honda e. It has a starting price of 29.470 euros after government subsidy in Germany and first deliveries are set for summer 2020.
Let’s see the press release.
- Initial pricing details announced for Honda e
- Honda e will start from €29,470 in Germany (including government subsidy)
- Mass production version unveiled today at Frankfurt Motor Show
- Honda e has gathered over 40,000 expressions of interest since the unveil of the prototype version earlier in 2019
- First deliveries of Honda e set for summer 2020
Honda have provided the first official pricing information for the Honda e electric vehicle. The mass production version of the hotly anticipated vehicle will be unveiled today at Frankfurt motor show, following a summer of appearances across Europe for the prototype version.
Prices for Honda e will start from €29,470 in Germany (including local government subsidy) for the 100kW version, rising to €32,470 for the “Advance” grade that includes further specification and a motor output increased to 113kW.
Those who have already placed a reservation for Honda e will be invited to contact their local dealer to secure an order, and a place as one of the first customers to receive the car. Order books for Honda e will be open in selected markets from September. Customers in UK, Germany, France and Norway are set to receive first deliveries from summer 2020.
Honda e is the first production battery electric vehicle launched by Honda in Europe and is the next step towards the brand’s electric vision for 100% of its European sales to be electrified by 2025.
Jean-Marc Streng, General Manager, Automobile Division, Honda Motor Europe, said, “We’re pleased to be able to confirm the pricing for the Honda e. We have experienced a great level of excitement for the car across the region since the unveil of the prototype, gathering over 40,000 expressions of interest. Honda e is the embodiment of the brand’s commitment to electrification.”
The Honda e isn’t cheap, it’s a small electric car with the price of a big one. If you’re looking for an affordable electric car for city driving, this isn’t one and you’re probably better served with a VW electric triplet. Nevertheless, I’m sure the Honda e has its fans just like the BMW i3 or the Mini Cooper SE for example.
The Honda e is equipped with a high-power electric motor available with two power outputs of 100 kW (136ps)* or 113kW (154ps)*, and impressive torque of 315Nm*. The 35.5kWh battery is one of the most compact in its class yet delivers a range of up to 220km* from a single charge, perfect for every day urban commuting. A fast-charging capability also allows recharge to 80% capacity in 30 minutes*. On the road, the car delivers a responsive and fun experience, with the powerful electric motor driving the rear wheels for a sporty and connected feel. The Honda e delivers outstanding acceleration from a standing start and will reach 0-100km/h in approximately 8 seconds*.
The Honda e shares the same niche of premium urban electric cars with the BMW i3 and Mini Cooper SE. I’m curious to see which one will sell the best in Europe in the next years. What do you think?