Honda e:Ny1 is Jeep Avenger rival with 256-mile range

Honda has yet to detail charging specifications but said a 10-80% top-up can be achieved in 45 minutes on a fast charger.

Inside, the e:Ny1 is obviously marked out from the HR-V by the adoption of a large (15.1in) central infotainment touchscreen, mounted vertically, à la Ford Explorer and Tesla Model Y.

Physical buttons and switchgear – a Honda hallmark – still feature, though, with a cluster on the centre console giving easy access to the most important vehicle functions.

The e:Ny1 will be an especially important car for Honda as the UK government imposes strict new fleet emissions targets from next year, under which EVs must account for at least 22% of a manufacturer’s sales, rising to 80% in 2030 – a percentage that would have been impossible for Honda to hit with just the E on sale.

Last year, Honda UK boss Rebecca Adamson said the e:Ny1 would “take our BEV ambitions to a new level” and that its launch was “critical for us to hit our targets”.

The crossover is one of 30 new Honda EVs due to be launched globally by 2030. Details on the next EV for Europe have yet to be given, but the firm recently showed three concepts in Shanghai, previewing new models for the Chinese market in 2024, and has announced that it will launch the Afeela saloon – developed with tech giant Sony – in 2026.

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