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Honda expands EVs

New EVs from Honda
Honda e:Ny1, 2023, nose
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Honda e:Ny1, 2023, rear
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Honda ZR-V, 2023, front
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Honda ZR-V, 2023, rear
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Honda CR-V, 2023, front
Honda CR-V, 2023, side
Honda CR-V, 2023, interior
Honda EM1e scooter, 2023, front
Honda EM1e scooter, 2023, side

HONDA has revealed three new SUVs that take the brand into the next phase of its electrification plans.

The all-electric e:Ny1, the new hybrid ZR-V and a plug-in hybrid CR-V were shown at Honda's research and development facility in Offenbach, Germany alongside its first electric-powered two-wheeler for Europe, the EM1e scooter.

Katsuhisa Okuda, president and director of, Honda Motor Europe, said: "Europe is important to our business, and we have many loyal customers in the region driving our cars, riding our motorcycles, and using our power products."

"We're expanding the range of automobile products and technologies to the widest it's been for many years. Furthermore, by evolving our offer beyond a product focus to also include energy services, we are laying the foundation for future electrification, whilst contributing towards our global sustainability targets."

The all-electric e:Ny1 is Honda's second full EV offering in Europe after the Honda-e, with a zero-emission range of 256 miles and it introduces a new design for its EVs with white badging and a new Honda logo on the rear.

It's a compact sized SUV that is built on Honda's new e:N Architecture F platform and comes with a 15.1-inch touchscreen that controls most of its functions.

It's front-wheel-drive and has battery slung below the floor which can be recharged to 80 per cent capacity in 45 minutes.

The ZR-V meanwhile will be available later in 2023 and sits between the HR-V and CR-V models and is powered by 2.0-litre, four-cylinder direct injection Atkinson cycle engine which works in conjunction with two motors.

It is similar to the e:HEV hybrid powertrain Honda launched in the new Civic.

Aimed at a younger audience, the ZR-V has a total cargo capacity of up to 1,291 litres with onboard storage provided by an array of trays and pockets.

The new CR-V is the sixth-generation model and for the first time in Europe it is being made available as a plug-in as well as a regular hybrid. Both use a 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to the electric drive.

Honda says it will be able to travel purely on electricity for more than 50 miles and in normal conditions a full charge will take around 2.5 hours.

It's wider, longer, and taller than the previous model and a 40mm longer wheelbase allows for 16mm more rear legroom, and 118 per cent more luggage capacity.

The new CR-V is the first to include Honda SENSING 360, the company's all-new omnidirectional safety and driver assist system, which removes blind spots around the vehicle and further contributes to collision avoidance by reducing the burden on the driver.

Honda also announced its first EV two-wheeler for Europe with the EM1e - the first of 10 or more electric two wheelers it will be introducing globally by 2025.

The moped is aimed at younger riders and has a 25 mile range, a top speed of around 27mph and a recharging time to 75 per cent capacity of just over an hour-and-a-half.

It comes with a digital instrument display, underseat storage space, USB socket, pillion footpegs and a rear carrier.

A 35 litre top box and rear carrier will be available as an optional accessory and the bike is planned as the spiritual successor to the Honda 50 of the 1960s.

The company is also to expand its e:Progress vehicle charging service which has been available in the UK since 2021 and will be compatible with the e:Ny1 and CR-V e:PHEV plug-in hybrid.

Honda says an analysis of UK customers revealed the service offered an average annual savings of £500 - which increased to as much as £1,000 for high mileage customers.


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