After a lengthy build-up, the highly anticipated Honda e Prototype has been revealed this week ahead of a formal unveiling at the Geneva motor show.
The e Prototype remains true to the Urban EV Concept which was first revealed in 2017. It’s an important model for Honda being the marque’s first mass-market electric vehicle for western markets.
Built on a dedicated EV platform, designers have adopted a minimalist approach with flush ‘pop out’ door handles and compact cameras replacing traditional side view mirrors.
Despite the obvious compact proportions, Honda promises “a relatively long wheelbase, wide track and short overhangs facilitate exceptional urban manoeuvrability and dynamic driving characteristics.”
For the interior, the goal was to create a comfortable lounge-like feeling. The cabin is dominated by three customisable, high-resolution screens that almost run the full width of the dash.
Honda is quoting a driving range of over 200km and a ‘fast charge’ functionality of 80 per cent battery charge in 30 minutes. Interestingly, the electric motor drives the rear wheels in a bid to deliver “dynamic driving characteristics.”
At this stage, the Honda e Prototype isn’t coming to Australia.
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