Honda’s first fully electric series model for the European market – the Honda e – can be reserved here in Europe with immediate effect. The reservation fee, which guarantees interested parties a place on the waiting list to order the electricity, is 800 pounds in the UK.
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After the official start of sales, customers who have reserved the Honda e will be invited to their nearest dealer to place their order and conclude a purchase contract.
Just over a week ago, the Japanese company revealed that their debut electric cars for the European market would be called “Honda e”. At the Geneva Motor Show in March, the company presented a near-series version as “e Prototype”, previously known as Urban EV.
According to Honda, it has received over 22,000 expressions of interest for the Honda e from all over Europe. The retro-look battery electric car is the first model to benefit from a new Japanese electric car platform. Further compact electric models based on the platform are to follow, such as the series version of the Honda Sports EV Concept electric sports car presented at the end of 2017.
As far as the official technical data of the Honda e is concerned, the only information provided is that the range will be over 200 kilometres according to the WLTP standard and that the model has a quick-charging function, with which the battery can be charged 80 per cent within 30 minutes.
Update 21 May 2019: According to Honda’s press release to mark the start of reservations the Honda e can currently be reserved in the UK, Germany, France and Norway. When other countries follow is unknown at this stage. Regardless, the company reports having received over 25,000 expressions of interest to buy the Honda e so far.
Additional reporting by Nora Manthey.