Honda has provided the first official recommended pricing information for the Honda e electric vehicle. The mass production version of the hotly anticipated car will be unveiled today at Frankfurt motor show, following a summer of appearances across Europe for the prototype version, including the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Recommended prices for Honda e will start from £26,160 for the 100kW version, rising to £28,660 for the “Advance” grade that includes further specification and a motor output increased to 113kW. The car will also be available on finance and start from £299 per month for the base grade. For just an extra £50 a month, customers can order the Honda e Advance which adds Centre Mirror System (in addition to Side Camera Mirror System), Honda parking pilot which aids the driver in parking and is a first in the Honda range, and a premium audio offering.
Those customers that have already placed a reservation will today receive an invitation to contact their local dealer to secure an order, and a place as one of the first customers to receive the car next year. Order books for the Honda e Advance will be open from 12.30pm today in dealerships across the UK, with those having made a reservation prioritised in the queue, while order books for the Honda e will open in early 2020. The first deliveries of the Honda e Advance will arrive in the UK from early summer 2020.
Phil Webb, head of car at Honda UK, said, “We’re pleased to be able to confirm the pricing for the Honda e. Designed for the urban environment, and originally called the Urban EV, the Honda e has a competitive range of up to 136 miles. Honda research has found the average European commute is approximately 30 miles making it more than sufficient. Coupled with the fast charge capability of 80% in 30 minutes and the Honda e is perfect for the urban environment. Honda e is the embodiment of the brand’s commitment to electrification and is the next step towards our electric vision for 100% of European sales to be electrified by 2025.”
Order banks for the Honda e Advance are open from today, with orders being taken for the Honda e from early 2020.