The 2021 Honda E is a four-seater microcar that weighs 1527kg and has a wheelbase of 2530mm. Despite its small size of 3895mm from end to end, it is relatively heavy. The car is powered by a rear-mounted electric motor that drives the rear wheels, and the flagship Advance model offered in Australia is equipped with a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a claimed driving range of 222km. It has a maximum power output of 113kW/315Nm and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.3 seconds, which is not super-quick but adequate for a city car. The top speed of the Honda E is 145km/h.
While the Honda E may not accelerate as fast as the Tesla Model 3, it still provides instant power when you hit the throttle. Additionally, the car’s rear-drive layout prevents torque steer from occurring under hard acceleration from a standing start. The Honda’s dynamics make up for its lack of outright performance, and spirited driving can be a lot of fun, although it may consume more electricity.