Honda has unveiled its second fully electric car for the European market, the e:Ny1. The compact SUV is based on the new e:N Architecture F platform, which promises a low center of gravity, high rigidity and efficient aerodynamics. The e:Ny1 also features a new visual identity for Honda's electric cars, with white badges and a new typeface on the tailgate.
The e:Ny1 is powered by a 201-hp (150-kW) electric motor that drives the front wheels and delivers 228 lb-ft (310 Nm) of torque. The 68.8-kWh battery pack provides up to 256 miles (412 km) of range on the WLTP cycle and can be fast-charged from 10 to 80 percent in 45 minutes. Honda says the e:Ny1 offers a fun-to-drive and confidence-inspiring driving experience.
The interior of the e:Ny1 is spacious and modern, with a minimalist dashboard that features a huge 15.1-inch touchscreen that controls most of the functions. The driver also gets a digital instrument cluster and ambient lighting. Honda claims that the integrated powertrain allows for more interior space and comfort than conventional SUVs.
The e:Ny1 is Honda's first fully electric SUV and its second EV after the cute Honda e hatchback. It is part of Honda's electrification strategy in Europe, where it aims to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2030. The e:Ny1 will go on sale in Europe in early 2024, with prices and specifications to be announced later.