Electric cars are becoming more and more popular, due to all the advantages they have to offer. They help reduce costs on gas and maintenance. They also provide health benefits when compared to other cars, thanks to the reduced harmful exhaust emissions. Lastly, electric cars are also quieter than petrol or diesel vehicles, which results in less noise pollution.
Earlier this year, Honda revealed the release of its new electric car, the little Honda E. In the previous months, Honda didn’t announce many of the features the electric car was equipped with, but now, the company is ready to share some more information. From what was already shared with the public, we know that the electric car will have side cameras instead of mirrors and a dashboard made of faux wood.
The dashboard consists of a big group of screens that go across it and feels very high-tech and cutting edge. The screen that sits in front of the driver provides all the basic functionalities one would expect, like speed information and a battery meter. The remaining screens that are located in front of the passenger and in the middle of the dashboard contain most of the newly added features like Navigation, D.A.B radio, and a Personal Assistant. Recently, some more key features about the Honda E have been revealed, informing us about its battery capacity and weight distribution.
Power will be delivered through the rear wheels, and the electric car will feature four-wheel independent suspension, which should make driving the car more comfortable. The battery will be located in the center of the car, below the floor, providing a low center of gravity, and having the car’s weight distributed evenly between the front and back will result in more stability and better traction while driving.
The battery that powers the car is a 35.5 kWh Lithium-ion battery, which can be charged using a Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charger. Charging it won’t take much time, as it can reach 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes. The car will be able to drive for an average of 124 miles, making it more than enough for driving around town, when shopping for groceries or meeting some friends for a coffee, but that won’t be enough if you’re looking to travel long distances.
But in case you’re looking for a small commuter electric car to use on your daily routine, the little Honda E might just be what you’ve been looking for. The electric Honda will be on sale later this year and pre-orders are already available, but only in Europe.