Japanese automaker, Honda has been late in the electric vehicle segment. The company is now getting aggressive with its EV strategy for the global markets; however, Honda will continue to sell ICE-based or hybrid cars in our market. Honda Cars India is also considering introducing electric vehicles in our market by 2025.
Honda has revealed its second fully electric vehicle, the e:Ny1 for the European markets. The new electric vehicle will join the popular Honda e City car, and is positioned in the all-electric B-segment. The new Honda e:Ny1 follows the brand’s human-centred development philosophy and is claimed to offer fun-to-drive dynamics, a smooth and refined ride, and intuitive versatility.
The new model looks identical to the new Honda HR-V on sale in Europe. It features a short front overhang, large wheels and a wide track. The new Honda e:Ny1 also debuts an all-new electric identity for Honda, with white ‘H’ badges around the vehicle, including the nose badge, wheel centre caps and steering wheel.
The new Honda e:Ny1 electric comes with a spacious interior with minimalist design. The uncluttered dashboard has a large 15.1-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, while the centre console has a simple layout with easily accessible buttons, multiple storage options and wireless charging. It also has a separate instrument console, which appears close to 10-inch in size.
The Honda e:Ny1 is based on the new e:N Architecture F, a front-motor-driven platform. The SUV comes with a 68.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack. It comes with a lightweight three-in-one integrated power drive unit that generates 201 hp and 310Nm of torque. It is claimed to offer a driving range of 412km, as per WLTP cycle. Using a DC fast charger, the Honda e:Ny1 electric battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 45 minutes.
Honda claims to have used high-tensile steel across 47% of the e:Ny1’s body. Honda claims that the new SUV is designed to “offer the dynamic performance, exceptional comfort and refinement drivers will expect from Honda’s latest EV.”