£27,500 *Price from
30.0 kWh *Useable Battery
120 mi *Real Range
250.0 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptThe Urban EV Concept was introduced by Honda in 2017 as it's first full-electric vehicle for the European market. The next step came in February 2019 in the form of the e Prototype: a 95% production-ready concept vehicle. Fun fact: the e Prototype was conceived before the Urban EV, so in effect the production version came before the concept. Production should commence in the second half of 2019 with deliveries starting before the end of the year.
Honda hasn't released most specifications yet. All specifications with * are estimates!
Price from * £27,500
|Introduced at||IAA Frankfurt 2017|
|Expected from *||September 2019|
Lease (BCH) from * £350 pcm
|Annual VED *||£0|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
|Acceleration 0 - 62 mph *||8.0 sec|
|Top Speed *||93 mph|
|Electric Range *||120 mi|
|Total Power *||100 kW (134 hp)|
|Total Torque *||184 lb-ft|
Battery and Charging
|Battery Capacity *||30.0 kWh|
|Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Charge Power † *||11 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->120 mi) † *||3h15m|
|Charge Speed † *||37 mph|
|Battery Useable*||30.0 kWh|
|FC Port Location||Front - Middle|
|Fastcharge Power *||50 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (12->96 mi) *||30 min|
|Fastcharge Speed *||160 mph|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||120 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||250.0 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||162 mpg|
|Range *||124 mi|
|Rated Consumption *||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption *||240.0 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/mi|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent *||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||168 mpg|
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.
Dimensions and Weight
|Wheelbase *||2500 mm|
|Weight Empty *||1400 kg|
|Cargo Volume||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
Company Car Tax Indication
|BIK Tax Rate||13%|
|P11D Value from *||£30,945|
|Benefit in Kind (BIK) *||£4,023|
|BIK @ 20% *||£67 pcm|
|BIK @ 40% *||£134 pcm|
|BIK @ 45% *||£151 pcm|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.
NOTE: Honda has not released details about the on-board charger of the e Prototype - Urban EV. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.
|Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||15h30m||8 mph|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||9h45m||13 mph|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||5 hours||25 mph|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||3h15m||37 mph|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW †||3h15m||37 mph|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)
Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV.
Honda has not released details about rapid charging the e Prototype - Urban EV. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.
- Max. Power: maximum charging power the vehicle can use
- Avg. Power: average charging power over a session from 10% to 80%
- Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
- Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
|Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)|
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|CCS (50 kW DC)||50 kW||45 kW †||30 min||160 mph|
|CCS (100 kW DC)||50 kW †||45 kW †||30 min||160 mph|
|CCS (175 kW DC)||50 kW †||45 kW †||30 min||160 mph|
† = Limited by fastcharge capabilities of vehicle
All about the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV
This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.
The Honda e Prototype - Urban EV has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £31,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is eligible for the Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the final invoice price of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is £27,500.
Drivetrain and Performance
The Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is 100 kW (134 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 184 lb-ft. The Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is rear wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in an estimated 8.0 seconds. The estimated top speed is 93 mph.
Battery and Charging
The battery of the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV has an estimated total capacity of 30 kWh. The usable capacity is 30 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 120 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 11 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 3 hours 15 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 5 hours and a charge rate of 25 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 15 hours 30 minutes.
Rapid charging is possible through a CCS connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 50 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 45 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 30 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 80 miles of range.
The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Honda e Prototype - Urban EV is about 250.0 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 162 mpg in a traditional petrol car.
The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.
The Honda e Prototype - Urban EV emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.
More information from Honda
The link below will open the page of the e Prototype - Urban EV on the official Honda site.