Honda e Is An Electric Rear Wheel Drive Vehicle We already knew that the Honda e Prototype was going to be 99 percent identical to the production car – and now we have official confirmation. The carmaker has released the first images of the e in final mass production form, and the EV looks just like the pre-production concept that previewed it. The Honda e will debut officially at the Frankfurt Motor Show next week. Honda will offer two electric motor options, one delivering 100 kW (136 PS / 134 hp) and the other 113 kW (154 PS / 152 hp) and a peak torque of 315 Nm (232 lb-ft), with the latter being quite brisk, sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately 8 seconds. The battery has a capacity of 35.5 kWh and is described by the automaker as one of the most compact in its class. Despite that, it delivers a range of up to 220 km (137 miles) from a single charge which Honda believes is “perfect for every day urban commuting.” Thanks to fast-charging capability, the battery can be recharged to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes. Given the rear-wheel-drive setup, the Honda e promises a responsive and fun experience on the road, with a sporty and connected feel. As promised, the rearview cameras and pop-out door handles have made it to the production car, giving the Honda e an upscale, futuristic look. The Side Camera Mirror System is a first in the compact segment and Honda claims it brings “significant benefits for styling, safety, aerodynamics and refinement.” The interior has remained true to the Honda e Prototype as well boasting a five-screen full-width digital dashboard and connected infotainment system. The dual 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens acting as the primary infotainment displays treat the driver and the front passenger equally ensuring they can enjoy the same connectivity and comfort. Artificial intelligence is also present onboard courtesy of the Honda Personal Assistant service which uses “unique contextual understanding to create natural conversations and provide access to a range of online services.” The user can activate the Honda Personal Assistant by saying, “OK Honda”, followed by the question or instruction. While away from the car, owners can still remain connected to it using the My Honda+ smartphone app which allows access to vehicle status reports, battery charge control, range monitor, remote climate control, as well as security and location monitoring. The app also enables users to lock and unlock the car. Reservations for priority ordering online are currently open in the UK, Germany, France, and Norway. Prices haven’t been announced yet.