The interior layout, fit and finish
The first thing you’ll notice inside the Honda e is that it has more screens than a computer hacker’s bedroom. An 8.8in one serves as the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, displaying your speed and remaining range. That's joined to two 12.3in infotainment touchscreens that stretch out across the width of the dashboard.
There are also two 6.0in screens that display a live feed from the futuristic camera door mirrors. They take a bit of getting used to, but you can adjust the cameras to suit your driving position, and the screens are overlaid with useful guidelines to help you judge how far away you are from other cars when you indicate. Just in case you don’t think there are enough screens already, the rear-view mirror can display a live camera feed from behind the car.
The driving position is fundamentally very good, with excellent adjustability in the driver’s seat and steering wheel. If you're tall, you might find the seat bases a little short, but that's our only real gripe, and all-round visibility is better than in most rivals. Parking – already fairly straightforward because this is such a small car – is made even easier by the standard-fit front and rear parking sensors and rear-view camera.
Interior quality is mostly impressive, with plenty of high-quality fabrics and a real feeling of solidity. The wood-effect face on the dashboard won't fool anyone, but overall it feels more upmarket inside than the Renault Zoe. If you want a really plush interior in your small electric car, the Cupra Born and Mini Electric are a step up again.