At last, Honda has released details on the electric motor and battery that will power its upcoming e hatchback.
When the near-production ‘e Prototype’ was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, no specifications were released by the Japanese brand.
However, the company has now announced that the compact city car will get its energy from a liquid-cooled 35.5kWh battery pack, good for over 200 kilometres on a single charge. Happen to run out of juice and you’ve got the choice between both Type 2 AC and CCS2 DC charging sockets, with the latter able to boost the e up to 80 per cent in 30 minutes.
Driving the rear wheels is a single electric motor, rated at 110kW of power and 300Nm of torque. No 0-100km/h times have been quoted, though British publication Autocar estimates it to sit in the low eight second range.
Underneath its cute body, the e rides on MacPherson struts at all four corners, and boasts a perfect sports-car-like 50:50 weight distribution. It also features a sport mode, as well as a one-pedal driving function that uses the motor’s regenerative capabilities instead of the steel brakes to slow the car.
The new Honda e will be officially revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September. Stay tuned to Redline for all the details.