Honda E Prototype's Official Production Name Is ... The Honda E

Honda E Prototype's official production name is ... the Honda E

Honda's coming electric city car has a name. Called the Honda Urban EV Concept when unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, then the Honda E Prototype for it's near-production reveal a couple of months ago, it will be known as the Honda E when it goes on sale. The Japanese carmaker says more than 22,000 people have registered interest online in the hot little five-door hatchback. European buyers in select markets will begin taking deliveries this year, with other markets to follow in early 2020.

Honda said the prototype model shown in February was "95% production ready." That will certainly please the crowd expected to pay a premium price for a luxury good. Autocar wrote "a ballpark figure is £35,000" ($45,500) for the Honda E. That will get more than 98 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque from the rear-mounted electric motor driving the rear wheels, and about 125 miles of range on the WLTP cycle from a battery expected to come in around 30 kWh.

Next-generation Lexus Es & Es F Sport Prototypes Spotted!

Next-Generation Lexus ES & ES F SPORT Prototypes Spotted!

Two next-generation Lexus ES prototypes have been spotted in the California desert testing against the Mercedes E300 and Audi A6 — Motor1 has photos of what looks to be both an ES and ES F SPORT (above):

Both sedans have a coupe-like silhouette, much like the all-new fifth-generation LS — the standard ES with a waterfall grille, the other with an F SPORT mesh.

Mazda Prototypes To Race With New Mz-2.0t Engine

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Sony First Drone Prototypes Showcased In Video

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No Prototypes Were Used For The 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot New PhotosRather than developing separate tooling and equipment to build test models, Honda was able to do it all on the normal assembly line with production manufacturing equipment. To achieve this, engineers did more computer simulation work much earlier on in the development process. Overall, this shift saved Honda months of time and millions of dollars.