The Honda e will produce 147.5bhp and around 300Nm of torque. Further, it will also feature fast-charging capability.
The prototype of Honda's first-ever production Electric Vehicle (EV), the Honda e, is all set to make its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which starts from 4th July 2019. However, the car's commercial debut (in Europe) is due to take place by the end of 2019. As a build-up to its global debut, Honda has been releasing small nuggets of information about the car for quite some time now. While the previous set of details released by the Japanese carmaker pertained to the e's battery & chassis, this time, the power & torque figures are out along with few more statistics and figures.
As was known earlier, the Honda e will be powered by a 35.5kWh Li-ion battery, which will send all of the 147.5bhp to the rear wheels. While the torque figure will be in excess of 300Nm, the Lithium-ion battery pack will also feature fast-charging, capable of recharging up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes. Like the torque figure, the exact driving range is also yet to be confirmed, but Honda claims it will be north of 200km on a single charge.
We've already been told before that the Honda e will get independent McPherson struts on all four wheels and will also feature 50:50 weight distribution, thanks to a low & centrally-placed battery pack, which puts the e's centre of gravity approximately 50cm from the ground. While all these factors will play a crucial role in giving the Honda e sporty & dynamic ride, a dedicated 'Sport Mode', which will deliver sharper throttle response, will add the extra oomph.
To improve fuel efficiency in urban driving, the Honda e will also come fitted with 'Single Pedal Control’, which takes care of acceleration and deceleration with the same pedal. When the pedal is released, auto-regenerative braking will come into effect to slow the car down, thereby reducing the need to use the brake pedal.
Further, Honda has opened its order books for priority reservations of the Honda e.