Honda has finally showcased to us the production-spec e:Ny1. This is the brand’s first electric SUV that will hit the European and other international markets soon. e:Ny1 is Honda’s answer for the ever-growing all-electric SUV market. Once launched, it will take on the likes of the Volkswagen ID4 and the Jeep Avenger EV.
Honda e:Ny1 Is The EV Version Of Honda HR-V
The e:Ny1 is the first of many new-era EVs that Honda is targeting to launch. The aim is to capture a significant proportion of the family EV market globally. e:Ny1 is essentially an electric equivalent to the HR-V crossover launched in 2021. We say this because it looks very similar. But on the inside and underneath, it’s completely new.
Honda Is Using Its New e:N Architecture F
Underpinning the crossover is Honda’s new e:N Architecture F. This is a front-wheel-drive, pure-electric platform built. Honda mentioned that it has used high-tensile steel for 47 per cent of the e:Ny1’s body. Thus, we can expect good torsional rigidity. The aforementioned platform hosts a single motor on the front axle with a performance rating of 199 HP and 310Nm. With these figures, we are expecting a 0-100 kmph run of around 8.0 seconds. The equipped 68.8kWh battery pack is good for a competitive 412 km range on the WLTP cycle. Talking of the charging speed, Honda is yet to highlight the same. But we expect 10-80 per cent in about 45 minutes via a fast charger.
Honda’s Tagetting High With Elevate In India
As of now, Honda has no plans on the EV front for the Indian market. Currently, Honda is focussing fully to introduce its most important product for the market, which is the all-new Elevate midsize SUV. The global debut for the SUV is scheduled for June 6, 2023.