Honda has unveiled its second fully electric vehicle, the e:Ny1, at a European Media Event in Offenbach, Germany. This new vehicle follows the successful Honda e city car and is designed to cater to the increasing customer demand for all-electric B-segment SUVs.
Why It Matters
The e:Ny1 is a significant addition to Honda’s lineup, as it represents the brand’s continued commitment to electrification and its focus on providing environmentally friendly vehicles that are both enjoyable and practical.
The e:Ny1 sports a bold, sophisticated exterior design with a short front overhang, large wheels, and a wide track. It debuts an all-new electric identity for Honda, with white ‘H’ badges featured around the vehicle, including on the nose badge, wheel center caps, and steering wheel. The tailgate also bears a new ‘Honda’ typeface that will be used on future EVs.
Inside, the e:Ny1 offers ample interior space and comfort due to the smart packaging of the electric drivetrain components. The vehicle’s all-new center console is designed for easy access, featuring buttons, multiple storage options, and wireless charging. A 15.1-inch touchscreen on the dashboard provides access to a comprehensive suite of infotainment and driving options.
The e:Ny1 is built on Honda’s newly-developed e:N Architecture F, a front-motor-driven platform with a high rigidity body structure, low center of gravity, and well-managed under-floor aerodynamics. The platform also incorporates a high-performance, lightweight three-in-one integrated power drive unit, electric motor, and gearbox that delivers 150 kW, 310 Nm of torque, and a smooth driving experience. The high-capacity lithium-ion battery offers up to 412 km (WLTP) of range and DC fast-charging capability, reaching 80% charge in just 45 minutes.
The e:Ny1 is an important step in Honda’s electrification journey in Europe, combining customer-centric technology, beautiful design, and fun-to-drive dynamics. Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe Ltd, affirmed that the e:Ny1 exemplifies Honda’s commitment to electrification and is the latest step in the brand’s journey towards more sustainable transportation.