Used Honda E 2020-present review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Alternatives

Honda E 2020 RHD rear cornering
  • Honda E front
  • Honda E dashboard
  • Honda E infotainment screen
  • Honda E rear seats
  • Honda E 2020 RHD rear cornering
  • Honda E side
  • Honda E front
  • Honda E dashboard
  • Honda E infotainment screen
  • Honda E rear seats
  • Honda E 2020 RHD rear cornering
  • Honda E side

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Honda E hatchback?

The BMW i3 was a refreshing and innovative delight on its launch in 2013 and it still turns heads today. A 2019 facelift upped the range to between 177 and 193 official miles, depending on the power output. It remains a pleasant thing to drive and grips the road well, despite its skinny tyres. The ride can be a little firm, though.

You can pick up an old Renault Zoe for as little as £6000, but here we'll concentrate on the later, heavily revised 2020 version.  Its official range, under the latest WLTP testing, is 238 or 245 miles depending on power output, and it also achieved an excellent 192 miles in our Real Range tests. It's good to drive, too, and decently practical, but its reliability record is poor. 

Overview

Small, agile and desirable, the Honda E is an intriguing used buy with a disappointingly short range.

  • Wonderful interior
  • Good driving position
  • Agile and nippy
  • Range requires compromises
  • Rear space and boot not the largest