Honda E may get a “charged” version of Type R

Honda E may get a “charged” version of Type R

January 22, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In September 2019, the company management stated that a powerful version on the first electric hatchback of the brand is unlikely to appear.

On the eve of the latest information on the first electric hatchback brand Honda. She was shared by Assistant Project Manager Honda E Takahiro Shinya. He said that the brand would like to equip each model with a “charged” version of Type R. Initially, there were doubts about the electric hatchback, as the sports modification will increase energy consumption, which will lead to a decrease in the power reserve. However, this problem can be really solved – the main thing is that customers have a demand for such a model.

Today Honda E is available with two different engines. The first has a power of 134 hp, and the second is capable of producing 152 hp A more powerful engine allows the electric car to gain the first 100 kph in 8.3 seconds. Note that the car’s engine is located in the rear, the Honda E has a rear-wheel drive system.

For the operation of both motors, identical batteries with a capacity of 35.5 kWh are used. Cruising range without recharging is about 220 km.

At the same time, the Honda project manager left an intrigue after the conversation – perhaps the Japanese brand will develop something more interesting for the electric car than Type R. However, it is still unknown.