The Honda e electric car model prototype was first presented by Japan’s carmaker Honda at the Geneva Motor Show 2019, and the mass production version was unveiled at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) 2019.
“Developed with a focus on simplicity in design and usability, the Honda e will meet the needs of modern urban lifestyles and provide new value to customers through seamlessly integrated connected technologies and exceptional driving dynamics,” the company said in a statement.
The Honda e is equipped with a high-power electric motor available with two power outputs of 100 kW or 113kW. 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. A fast-charging capability allows recharge to 80% capacity in 30 minutes. The car reaches the speed of 100km/h in approximately 8 seconds.
The car’s Side Camera Mirror System replaces conventional side-view mirrors with compact cameras, providing live images to two six-inch screens inside the vehicle. The camera technology is first in the compact segment.
Inside, a next-generation five-screen full-width digital dashboard and connected infotainment system are incorporated within a relaxing passenger cabin that uses subtle, contemporary materials. The largest area of the Honda e’s full-width digital dashboard is occupied by dual 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens. These act as the primary infotainment displays, presenting a range of applications and connected infotainment services.
Connected services and applications accessed via the touchscreen interface can be activated using voice commands to engage with the Honda Personal Assistant service. The intuitive Honda Personal Assistant is a smart artificial intelligence (AI) facility that uses contextual understanding to create natural conversations and provide access to a range of online services.
Away from the car, Honda e owners can stay connected to their vehicle remotely through the My Honda+ smartphone application. The Honda e is also accessible using a digital key, allowing the car to be locked and unlocked using only the smartphone application.