Honda’s e:Ny1 takes the stage
Honda has just revealed its second fully electric vehicle, the e:Ny1, at its European
Media Event in Offenbach, Germany and is designed to meet the growing customer
demand for all-electric B-segment SUVs.
The e:Ny1 follows Honda’s human-centred development philosophy, making the
most of the model’s fully electric powertrain to deliver an SUV with fun-to-drive
dynamics, a smooth and refined ride, and intuitive versatility.
Exterior features include a short front overhang, large wheels, and a wide track, with
the e:Ny1 debuting an all-new electric identity for Honda, with white ‘H’ badges
featuring around the vehicle, including the nose badge, wheel centre caps and
steering wheel. Also, a new typeface spells out ‘Honda’ on the tailgate for a premium
look that will feature on the brand’s future EVs.
On the inside the e:Ny1 offers interior space and comfort. The all-new centre console
features a simple layout of easily accessible buttons, multiple storage options and
wireless charging, while an uncluttered dashboard topped by a large 15.1-inch
touchscreen provides access to a comprehensive suite of infotainment and driving
The e:Ny1 is built on Honda’s newly developed e:N Architecture F, a front-motor-
driven platform focused on three fundamental attributes: A dedicated high rigidity
body structure, a low center of gravity, and carefully managed under-floor
The platform incorporates a high-performance, lightweight three-in-one integrated
power drive unit, electric motor, and gearbox. This generates a maximum output of
150 kW, 310 Nm of torque, all engineered to provide smooth and comfortable
acceleration and deceleration. Under the floor sits a high-capacity lithium-ion
battery that delivers up to 412 km (WLTP) of range and DC fast-charging capability
that can go from 10 to 80% in just 45 minutes.
The e:Ny1 sits on an all-new chassis developed specifically for battery electric
vehicles has ensured improved torsional rigidity. Key to this is high-tensile steel,
used across 47% of the e:Ny1’s body (by weight). Together, this new platform and
powertrain combine to promise the dynamic performance, exceptional comfort and
refinement drivers will expect from Honda’s latest EV.
Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President at Honda Motor Europe Ltd, commented, “The
e:Ny1 is the logical next step on our electrification journey in Europe. Our
development philosophy blends intelligent, customer-centric technology with
beautiful design and fun-to-drive dynamics. This latest SUV exemplifies Honda’s
commitment to electrification and is the latest step on Honda’s electrification