- Honda has beaten all other EVs for a top design awards.
- The all new Honda used to be called the Urban EV Concept is now called Honda e.
- It was award the “Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020” in the automobile category on March 30, 2020.
- Will be priced about $35,000 to $40,000 before rebates
The Honda e has been awarded the Red Dot Best of the Best in 2020 award. The highest honor for the internationally renowned Red Dot awards. The Red Dot awards the groundbreaking product design, and the Honda e won the award in the automobile category.
The prototype for the Honda e first came out in 2017 called the Honda Urban EV Concept, which was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Honda e packed 148 horsepower in the tiny frame and it produces 221 lb-ft of torque.
The lightweight 35.5 kWh battery has fast charging capability, which can charge to 80 percent full in about 30 minutes. The battery power should allow a range of about 125 miles or 200 kilometers.
This nimble little car can handle tight turns, with a small 14.1 foot turning radius, and only 20 inches from the ground, which should allow drivers to make more donuts in the parking lot (yes, EV cars can make donuts, but whether the Honda e has drift / burnout / track mode like Tesla is unknown and unlikely).
What most people will find interesting about the car is the one car pedal. How the heck do you drive a car with just one pedal? Breaking and accelerate with the same pedal? Here’s how Honda explains it.
The Honda e will also offer Single Pedal Control, enabling the driver to accelerate and slow the car using only the accelerator pedal. When the accelerator pedal is depressed the car will accelerate as normal; when it is released, automatic regenerative braking will occur, and will slow the car. The Single Pedal Control improves driving efficiency in urban environments and reduces the need to use multiple pedals, making the drive more engaging, exciting and seamless with maximum control for the driver.
As for availability, this cute little ride will not be coming to the States anytime soon. It will be in full production in Europe and Japan for now. Reservations will be prioritized in UK, Germany, France and Norway.