One minute review
The Honda e is cute, comfortable… and compromised. It’s packed full of tech, including a neat party trick that allows you to connect a console to the car and play games on one of its 12-inch screens, while the exterior design will have passers-by cooing.
However, many people want their car to give them a sense of freedom and adventure, and the Honda e’s range is its major limiting factor.
Honda says it’s good for up to 125 miles WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure – an industry standard test) on a single charge, but realistically you’re looking at closer to 100 – and if you find yourself on a motorway you’ll get less than that again.
It’s not designed for long-distance travel though. The Honda e is very much a car built for European city driving – it’s a car to get you around town, and it can play the ‘second car in a household’ role comfortably, providing emissions-free driving for those…