Honda e ruled out for Australia
The much-anticipated retro Honda e electric hatchback has been ruled out for Australian customers.
“Honda e is just for Japan and Europe,” said Mr. Hachigo. “There are no plans, unfortunately, for Australia now.”
Mr. Hachigo stated at the Tokyo show that the Honda e is “developed based on our vision of what cars should look like 10 years from now”.
The Honda e is powered by an electric motor producing 100kW of power and 315Nm of torque, while a higher-output 113kW/315Nm model is expected, too.
Driving range from the 35.5kWh battery pack is claimed at 220 kilometres (per Honda’s testing, not the WLTP standard or NEDC standard), and a recharging time of 30 minutes to 80 per cent.
The Honda e was shown in Tokyo alongside the all-new Honda Jazz hatch (known as Fit in other markets), which in its home market at least will be offered in hybrid form only.