Honda continues to reveal the characteristics of the new electric models – urban hatchback Honda e. We already know that the citicar in the database will receive the camera side-view instead of the traditional mirrors, but now the automaker decided to talk about the technical stuffing.
Based on Honda e is specially designed for the RWD platform of high-strength steel and MacPherson struts “in a circle”. As the power plant uses 110-kilowatt electric motor (150 forces and over 300 Nm of torque) powered by a traction battery capacity of 35.5 kWh. According to Autocar, the acceleration time to 60 mph (97 kilometers per hour) the Honda e is slightly less than eight seconds.
The battery pack has liquid cooling and from the terminal, constant current is charged up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The stated power reserve is about 200 kilometers.
Honda notes that the strong points of a novelty – it’s compact dimensions, short overhangs, low centre of gravity and ideal static weight distribution between the axles. Turning radius – just 4.3 meters. In addition, the electric car is equipped with Single Pedal Control similar to that used on the Nissan Leaf, that is, to control the acceleration or deceleration of only the accelerator pedal.
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Pre-orders for e Honda began to take at the end of may. In Europe, the Deposit for the car until you can make only residents of the UK, Germany, France and Norway. The number of applications for the hatchback has already exceeded 31 thousand. First deliveries of the Honda e customers scheduled for the spring of next year.