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Honda's adorable electric car is officially on sale

The company has already received 24,000 expressions of interest in the little EV

Published: 20 May 2019

It’s been a long time in the making, but reservations are finally open for the Honda e – the Japanese brand’s cutesy little urban EV – and we couldn’t be more excited.

We were first introduced to Honda’s baby back in 2017 when it was shown to the world as the Urban EV Concept, and like first-time parents we instantly fell in love. That was a tough act to follow, but when we saw it for the second time as the E Prototype in Geneva this year we were not disappointed. 

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Clearly the public felt the same way we did, because Honda had 24,000 expressions of interest after that unveiling – around 6,000 of which came from the UK.

Now known as simply the Honda e, there’s still no word on a final price, but expect to pay between £25k and £30k for a range of 125 miles, rear-wheel drive and the ability to fast charge to 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes. This is very much designed to be a city-dwelling run-around. 

Five colour options will be available once you put down your refundable £800 reservation fee. The aptly-named ‘Charge Yellow’ looks fantastic, but there’s also white, black, blue and grey for those who want to blend into the crowd. 

Reservations can only be made in the UK, Germany, France and Norway so far – but expect to see it expanded in the near future as Honda commits to 100% electrification of its entire range in Europe by 2025. The big question though is will there be more interest in the Honda than there was in the VW ID.3 last week? Let the EV battle commence...

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