Honda has announced that its city electric car for the European market will be referred to simply as e Honda. Also, the manufacturer has announced that it has already received over 22 thousand pre-orders for the model.
E Honda will become a serial embodiment of a Honda e Prototype, which debuted this spring at the Geneva motor show. This is the first electric car, built on a new, specially designed for electric cars rear-wheel drive platform. The prototype rides on a single charge over 200 kilometers and can be charged 80% in half an hour. Commodity option will appear later this year, most likely, it will be shown in the autumn in Frankfurt.
In addition, Honda announced the premiere of the compact hatchback Jazz, a new generation, which will be held at the end of the year at the auto show in Tokyo. Jazz will get a hybrid drive i-MMD, familiar to Europeans in the crossover CR-V Hybrid.
According to an updated strategy of Honda Electric Vision, by 2025 all of the Honda on the European market will be electrified – hybrid or fully electric. Previously it was assumed that “green” model is only two-thirds of European sales Honda.