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Honda's 1st Non-Compliant BEV Reminds of 70s Civic and Sounds Like Hyundai

This is Honda E, an electric car that looks like the 1970s Honda Civic and is named with just one letter "e."
Posted: May 11, 2019 - 11:26AM
Author: Al Castro

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Here’s Honda’s first non-compliant BEV but the only thing is that it won’t be sold here. If Mini and Smart have problems selling microcars here I’d assume this car wouldn’t fly either. I could be forgiving as it reminds me of my old 70s stick-shifted Civic.

I tell you one thing: if they made a performance variant with dual motor, a hatch, and an extra pair of doors to make it a tiny crossover with an insane amount of torque and top speed to label it Honda e Type R, despite its micro size it would sell like hot cakes. In spite some of its bold yet occasional ugly designs however, Honda is way too conservative when it comes to electromobility deployment.

I’d just wish Honda would just go ahead full production BEV on either Accord or Civic then run with it. None of have us has doubt Honda would succeed. That’s why a Honda is a Honda.

Honda E's Simple Interior

Honda E Simple Interior

Here are few interesting observations about HondaE by the Twitter auto-enthusiast community and few pictures to get you excited about Honda e.

I think Honda should have thought this through. It looks like Honda e pronounced "hon-day" (Hyundai).

Honda E is Honda's first battery electric entry in the European Market. Two wheel drive, four seats and an affordable price tag are expected.

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Al Castro reports EV News for Torque News. Please follow all on Twitter at @SgtAlCastro, Facebook and Linkedin and send him tips for new stories.

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