The Honda E has gone from rumor to concept to an upcoming production car. Recently, Honda made this tiny electric car just a little more official with a big release of its official specifications as the U.K. order books open.
The all-new 2020 Honda E will deliver a respectable 148 horsepower and over 221 pound-feet of torque, according to the presale press release for the U.K.. This will put it about on par with the standard Nissan LEAF and the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, but shy of the LEAF PLUS and Chevy Bolt EV.
Fueling the electric motor will be a 35.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that will deliver an estimated 124 miles of all-electric range. This aligns it with the Ioniq Electric but puts it well short of class leaders like the Chevy Bolt EV, Nissan LEAF PLUS, and Tesla Model 3.
Handling should be no issue in this small hatchback with its center of gravity sitting just 19.7 inches from the ground and its perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Add to that a 14.1-foot turning radius, and you’ll have no issue maneuvering it through tight parking lots and parking garages.
There is no official on-sale date for the 2020 Honda E, but with its European order books already open, we should see it arrive in the U.S. soon.