100% EMOTIONS, 0% EMISSIONS
The official debut of the Honda e Prototype is set to happen tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. Although left unnamed at present, the vehicle will be on sale at the end of 2019, with pricing to be confirmed in the coming months.
After a highly anticipated wait, it is finally time to meet the new Honda e Prototype and what a better way to welcome the new vehicle than with an award. Alongside awards for the CR-V Hybrid and the Civic Type-R, the Honda e Prototype won the What Car? Reader Award for the most anticipated launch of 2019.
Honda have stated that their latest prototype is focused on functionality, drawing its design inspiration from the retro-styled concept. The model is supported by a demonstration on the firms plans for the electrification of two-thirds of its range by 2025. With our cities growing and developing based on the environment they thrive in and based around the people in them, Honda decided that it is now time for the car industry to evolve and play its part in the shifting cityscapes. Honda as a brand trusts that the best way to do this is to develop a fully electric car that reflects progressive values.
There’s more to modern minimalism than meets the eye. The Honda e Prototype is inspired by the original Honda Civic. A sporty stance paired with minimal detailing makes for a modern-retro look. Symmetrical headlights with LED technology sit within a piano-black surround, an effect that is repeated at the rear of the car. With disguised charging points and driver assistance systems being almost invisible to the eye, the meticulous attention to detail allows for everything that can be hidden to be. With a roof that appears to float lightly over the clean glass area, you will find the Honda e Protocol to offer a new aesthetic and to be a desirable and perfectly proportioned compact electric car.
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, REFINED SIMPLICITY
The latest technology bringing people together
The full-width, digital dashboard in the Honda e Prototype shows how technology can better connect people. Seamless smartphone connectivity, voice-operated systems and all manner of information about the driver’s journey and driving style are available. The humble wing mirror is replaced by the latest, most sophisticated video cameras, which display the surrounding environment in greater detail than any mirror and virtually eliminate the danger of blind spots. The futuristic hatchback will be the Japanese car makers first mass-produced electric model and will rival the BMW i3 after launching later this year.