Honda has announced the details of the chassis, battery and charging details for the Honda e compact electric car – the first Honda to be built on a dedicated EV platform. The car will feature a water-cooled 35.5 kWh Lithium-ion high-capacity battery that can be charged using either Type 2 AC connection or a CCS2 DC rapid charge with at-a-glance LED indication of charging status.

The company says that with a full range of over 200km, the fast-charge capability will deliver exceptional usability to meet the demands of everyday commuting providing 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes.

The e platform has been developed with a specific focus on urban environments. With the battery positioned centrally at a low level within the wheelbase under the floor of the car, the result is a 50:50 weight distribution and a low centre of gravity. Power from the high-torque electric motor is delivered through the rear wheels.

Honda’s compact electric car is a key part of the brand’s latest electrification commitment to feature electrified technology in 100 per cent of its European sales by 2025.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (July 2019)

8 Jul 2019

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