2018 Honda Everus VE-1

Editor Wakesho

The Honda Everus VE-1 is powered by an electric motor that generates a maximum power of 120 kW (161 hp) at 400–11,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 280 Nm from 0–400 rpm. The electric motor is accompanied by a 53.6 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack that provides a driving range of 340 km (211 miles)on a single charge and 430 km at a constant 60 km/h. The driver can select between three drive modes: N (normal/comfort), S (sport) and B (battery saver/economy)

The motor is linked to a single reduction gear that drives the front wheels, allowing the EV to accelerate from 0–50 km/h in five seconds and on to a top speed of 140 km/h.The VE-1 connects to a charger via a Type 2 connector :the standard charging time is nine hours, or 55 minutes when fast charging is used.

The VE-1 comes with 17-inch wheels, LED headlamps and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, key less entry and start, single-zone automatic air-conditioning, leather upholstery and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. You’ll also get three driving modes — Normal, Sport, and Battery Saver.

Design wise it certainly looks like a futuristic version of the Honda HR-V, with almost all the same lines through the sides as well as the high-mounted rear door handles. However, the front fascia features 3D-effect headlamps, the Everus badge and the grille has been redesigned to accommodate what should be a charging port. The lower apron now sports a prominent intake, with the “mouth” being flanked by slim LED strips in the corners of the bumper.

The VE-1 EV is made by GAC-Honda in China and measures 4,308 mm long, 1,824 mm wide and 1,625 mm tall, having a wheelbase of 2,610 mm. The all-electric SUV rides on 17-inch wheels wearing 215/55 R17 tires.

The VE-1 is priced at £19,000