The wait for Honda's first electric vehicle for Europe is almost over as the automaker is gearing up to reveal a near-production concept at the Geneva Motor Show.
The carmaker has just released the first exterior shots of the study that’s called e Prototype and the good news is it sticks pretty close to the Urban EV Concept from 2017.
However, it’s not quite as dramatic looking as said study. Honda says the e Prototype evolves from the Urban EV, and a closer look reveals some key differences. For example, it features rear doors with "hidden" handles and smaller, front-hinged doors at the front.
As a result, the overall proportions of the car lean towards a more practical approache rather than a sporty one. Another big change concerns the rear end, where the study’s squared taillights have given way to round units that echo the design of the headlights.
While looking all cute and friendly, the e Prototype is tech-savvy at the same time. It features "pop out" door handles and compact cameras replacing the traditional side mirrors — both features are unique for a vehicle in this segment.
If you were wondering what’s that black thing on the bonnet, it’s the charging port. Honda has chosen to place it in that position so that it could be easily accessible from either side of the car. The port comes with LED lighting visible through the glass cover to welcome the driver and inform of the battery charging status.