Honda showcased the E Prototype at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. It was further proof of Honda’s electrification ambitions seen in the shape of the Honda E Prototype. Unveiled for the first time at Geneva, the car previews Honda’s first production battery electric vehicle for the European market.
The E Prototype is designed to meet the needs of the modern lifestyle and it combines unique design, advanced functionality and engaging driving dynamics. The vehicle delivers a package perfect for the urban environment.
Developed with a focus on simplicity in design and usability, and evolved from the 2017 Urban EV Concept, the Honda E Prototype will seamlessly integrate with modern urban lifestyles through advanced functionality and sophisticated, easy-to-use connected technology.
Clean external lines are facilitated by a Camera Mirror System and flush pop-out door handles. The smooth body contours lead from the bonnet to the panoramic windscreen and step-less A-pillars sit virtually flush with the glass. Inside, a next-generation dual screen horizontal display and connected infotainment system are incorporated within a relaxing and modern minimalist lounge-style passenger cabin that utilizes tactile, contemporary materials.
The first compact Honda car on a dedicated EV platform delivers a blend of efficiency, performance and usability that is perfect for urban environments. The Honda E Prototype will deliver a range of over 200km and a ‘fast charge’ functionality of 80% battery charge in 30 minutes, making it ideal for everyday commuting.
On the road, the driving dynamics focus on delivering a fun and emotive experience, with the powerful electric motor driven through rear wheels for next-generation small-car performance. Official reservations for the Honda E Prototype will open in selected markets across Europe in early summer 2019. Customers can register for updates on the Honda website now, and will be able to place a reservation for the car in selected European markets in early summer. To date Honda has received 15,000 registrations of interest for the Honda E Prototype.