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  • Launched in 2020
  • City car
  • EV
  • Launch year
    2020
  • Body type
    City car
  • Fuel type
    EV

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Fun yet flawed electric car

Best bits

  • Trendy little electric city car
  • Superb interior with lots of technology
  • Fun to drive

Not so great

  • Expensive to buy compared to more established electric cars
  • Limited range means it won’t appeal to everyone
  • There are more practical EVs available for the money

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Overall verdict

"The Honda e is the must-have car of the moment. It combines quirky looks with a superb, modern interior and technology to keep even the most flippant of car buyers entertained. Its limited range means it won’t suit everyone’s needs, and there are more practical options on the market. Finding one could be tricky and, if you do, you’ll have to be prepared to dig deep to beat the waiting list. But that’s the price you pay for fashion..."

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Putting form over function, the Honda e is an electric car with bags of desirability. It features quirky looks (albeit not quite so cutesy as the original Honda Urban EV concept car which previewed it), a techno-fest of an interior and practicality which makes the tiny Skoda Citigo-e iV look like a versatile family car.


Let’s start by tackling the thorny issue of the Honda e’s range first. Officially it can travel 136 miles between charges, and that drops to 125 miles if you buy an Advanced model with the pretty 17-inch alloy wheels. Even in summer, you’re going to start stressing out about finding a charger after 100 miles. In winter, you’d be lucky to cover 80 miles in the real world before having to stop for a top-up.


Who buys city cars - even petrol ones - to cover long distances, though? The majority of Picanto or Aygo drivers live in urban areas and just use their cars for popping to the shops. If you don’t plan to cover more than 100 miles a day, the Honda e is more than adequate.


A home charger will fully charge the Honda e in around four hours, so about the same time it takes to charge an iPhone. If you do venture further afield, around half an hour should add 80 per cent of range.


As well as not having to pay for petrol (it’ll cost around a fiver to fully charge the Honda e at home, depending on your electricity tariff), you’ll save money in other areas. You won’t pay any car tax, for example, while the E is also congestion charge exempt. For the time being.


Another advantage of electric cars - and we realise we might be preaching to the converted here - is how relaxing they are to drive. The Honda e ticks that box, with instant acceleration and high levels of refinement - but it’s also a lot of fun. The electric motor’s positioned in the back, driving the rear wheels, so it’s ultra agile and boasts a tiny turning circle. Whether you mainly driving in the city or out in the sticks, the Honda e is more fun to drive than most of its peers.


Where the Honda e really stands out is its interior. It looks like no Honda ever sold before - heck, we’d even say it looks more desirable than the majority of electric cars on the market. There are no fewer than five screens spread across the dash, showing you everything from the infotainment to what’s going on behind you.


It’s not a practical choice, though. The boot’s tiny and rear-seat passengers will grumble about the value for money a used Nissan Leaf represents.


It is, however, a car that’ll appeal to millennials. If you can justify splashing out on an electric car for local use only, the Honda e is sure to turn heads while also being a huge amount of fun to drive.


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113kW Advance 36kWh 5dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 1,719 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Cox Motor Group Honda Southport
  • Lancashire, PR85JF
Price:£26,265
PCP: £410.53/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £410.53, Customer Deposit: £3,939.00, Total Deposit: £3,939.75, Optional Final Payment: £13,023.34, Total Charge For Credit: £5,066.64, Total Amount Payable: £31,331.64, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.09%, Excess Mileage Charge: 6.35ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

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113kW Advance 36kWh 5dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 585 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • Cox Motor Group Honda Southport
  • Lancashire, PR85JF
Price:£28,965
PCP: £477.71/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £477.71, Customer Deposit: £4,344.00, Total Deposit: £4,344.75, Optional Final Payment: £13,352.00, Total Charge For Credit: £5,451.60, Total Amount Payable: £34,416.60, Representative APR: 9.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 5.09%, Excess Mileage Charge: 6.55ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Honda e right for you?

The Honda e meets a very specific set of requirements. If you regularly cover more than 100 miles a day, searching for public charge points could soon get tiring, and rivals are able to travel further between charges. It’s also woefully impractical with a tiny boot and rear seats which are suited to occasional use only. 


On the plus side, it’s got more showroom appeal than any of its competitors. It combines retro looks with an incredible, tech-packed interior and loads of standard equipment. It’s also great to drive - fun, while also feeling more grown-up and refined than competitors. The biggest issue is the price. It’s expensive and, even on the used market, will remain that way for the foreseeable.

What’s the best Honda e model/engine to choose?

The standard Honda e isn’t going to leave you wanting. It comes loaded with technology and looks every bit as upmarket as the more expensive Advanced model. It’s down on power slightly, but it’s certainly not slow, and the difference is marginal in the real world.


That said, the majority of new buyers are expected to splash out the extra £50 a month in finance for the Advanced model. That’s likely to hit the used market, too, with more Advanced models trickling through to second-hand buyers. Features like the digital rear-view mirror and Honda’s Parking Pilot system are a bit gimmicky, but they do add to the Honda e’s ‘car of the future’ vibe. The extra power could come in handy if you’re planning to venture out of town, too.

What other cars are similar to the Honda e?

The MINI Electric is a similarly fashionable electric car and probably even more fun to drive, albeit more conventional in its approach. You should also be considering the latest Renault Zoe and Peugeot e-208 - both of which are great little electric cars that are more practical than the Honda.


The Volkswagen e-Up, Skoda Citigo-e iV and SEAT Mii Electric all do a similar job to the Honda but a fraction of the price. Despite their compact dimensions, they’re very practical choices but lack the Honda’s wow factor.


If you need a longer range, consider Korean alternatives in the form of the Kia Soul, Hyundai Ioniq and the Kona Electric. These are pricier than the Honda e when new but used examples are tempting thanks to their long warranties.


You should also be considering EV stalwarts like the Nissan Leaf and Volkswagen e-Golf. They might not be as trendy as the Honda e, but you’ll get more for your money.

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