Honda e EV
I was a big fan of the Honda e.
Until the VW ID.3 was released…
I still love the cute retro design.
The really nice and simple grey cloth interior. The 70’s looking wood trim. And more.
But… This is a car that will cost the same as the base ID.3.
Yet, it is much smaller. By almost 20 inches. It is even smaller than the Honda Fit.
Its electric range is only about 137 miles around town.
Much less than the basic 205 miles or the VW.
Both look really cool to me. In different ways. While the Honda is a very nice retro design, the VW is almost futuristic.
But in Europe, the vast majority of buyers will choose a European brand. Especially VW.
Which is extremely popular there, no matter what.
I hate to say, but I really think the Honda e will end up being a flop in Europe.
Which is supposed to be its main market…
Since it is much smaller and has a much lower EV range than the VW, it should be priced lower.
And, I still think for the right price, with a longer range, it could have worked well in the US.
(But Honda is not even selling us the Hybrid version of the HR-V…)