Honda e set for Japanese launch in October

Honda e

Honda has announced plans to release its first all-electric car, the Honda e, on October 30 in Japan.

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The Japanese automaker is hoping smaller is better when it comes to electric vehicles. The small EV will go on sale at a price of ¥54.5 million ($55,200 CAD), and measures in at less than 4 meters long.

Due to its size, it will come with a smaller 35.5 kWh lithium-ion battery (28.5 kWh usable), giving it a range of 280km on a full charge.

Despite its small stature, it will still be equipped with some of the latest technology. The EV will have a digital dashboard made up of five horizontal screens and cameras instead of door mirrors.

The Honda e also has a new self-parking system designed for use in small, narrow spaces often found in urban areas of Japan.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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