Honda announced today that reservations for its new urban electric vehicle – Honda e – are now open in the UK, Germany, France and Norway. A dedicated online reservation website allows customers to reserve a priority status to order the Honda e with a refundable reservation fee of £800. Customers will then be able to place an order from later this year with first deliveries of the vehicle from Spring 2020.
“The Honda e prototype has received an overwhelming response and with over 25,000 expressions of interest across Europe, customers now have the opportunity to secure priority status to order the model, said Jean-Marc Streng, General Manager, Automobile Division – Honda Motor Europe.
Porsche easily bests that number so far with 20,000 Taycan registered to join a list of prospective buyers since the registration requires a down payment of €2,500 in Europe. (Porsche Claims 20,000 Potential Taycan Buyers)
Honda has already received approximately 6,000 expressions of interest came from the UK. Customers can visit https://reserve.honda.co.uk/en/reservation to make a reservation for priority ordering.
There are five color options that will be available on the Honda e: Platinum White Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Crystal Blue Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and the striking Charge Yellow.
Honda claims the official naming and the opening of the reservation process is the next step in the Honda e journey and the path to 100% electrification of Honda’s model range in Europe by 2025.
The prototype of the Honda e was presented at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and confirmed that many of the features first revealed on the widely acclaimed 2017 Honda Urban EV Concept are being retained for production. (Honda Sets Records for Worldwide Vehicle Production)
The first compact Honda on a dedicated EV platform delivers a blend of efficiency, performance & usability that is suited for urban environments. It will deliver a range of over 125 miles and the capability to ‘fast charge’ to 80% battery capacity in 30 minutes, says Honda.
The contemporary styling of the Honda e is characterized by simple body lines, smooth contours and stepless A-pillars that sit almost flush with the glass. Inside, the interior creates a “comfortable lounge-like feel with an intuitive and customizable dual touch-screen interface to keep passengers engaged with their connected lifestyles.”