All cars looks staid and predictable? Say hello then to the Honda Urban EV – a small electric car that you’ll soon see in showrooms. Didn’t expect that, did you? It’s an alternative to other small electric cars such as the BMW i3, Renault Zoe and (the soon-on-sale) Mini EV.
Honda Urban EV price and release date
We will likely see a production-ready version of the Honda Urban EV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March with the car going on sale towards the end of that year. It will be a sporty, premium small car so expect the Honda Urban EV to have a price tag of around £30,000 – or about the same as a basic BMW i3.
Honda Urban EV specs
The Honda Urban EV’s low and wide stance make it look like a road-going limpet and hint that this isn’t just an electric car – it’s a sporty electric car. It’s also a retro electric car – its oblong grille, round headlights and thick rear pillar giving it more than a passing resemblance to the Honda Z600 of the 1970s.
Inside, expect the Urban EV to have a toned-down version of the concept car’s cabin, with a huge infotainment screen and expensive trim pieces that’ll help justify the Honda’s high price next to a more conventional small car.
In terms of practicality, the Urban EV looks like it’ll match a Mini 3-door for space, so you’ll get plenty of room for adults up front, a back seat that’s best for kids and a boot that’ll handle the weekly shop, but not a lot else.
That shouldn’t be a problem for you, though – so long as you’re the kind of young city dweller that the Honda Urban EV is aimed at, anyway. Because, chances are, you’ll be more interested in the fact that it’ll be exempt from paying tariffs like the London Congestion Charge and that it’ll cost buttons to run. Performance specifications have yet to be revealed, but expect a 0-62mph time of less than 10 seconds – if the car is going to live up to its sporty brief – and a range of around 150 miles.
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