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Honda E



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,223 ✭✭✭Kramer

    What's up with that DC charge speed?

    12kWs. Coldgating?

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,323 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy

    Probably plugging in at 74% SOC didn’t help...

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    The night charges must have made him wonder whether to turn around and go back to bed!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭mailforkev

    So over a year later I ended up going for that test drive after all...

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 14,323 Mod ✭✭✭✭AndyBoBandy

    Brilliant. I finally saw one in the flesh about a week ago and they look absolutely fantastic!! Just a pity the range is so low, but horses for courses I guess.

    Would I have one as a 2nd car? Absolutely.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭carbuncle

    I bought one last July in the blue, done nearly 8k km including back and forward to scotland - any questions ask away.

    it’s a great wee car but has some issues, it replaced a 2017 i3 I had (also great).

    the esim in the Honda is still not activated in Ireland so still no app for Irish customers. they told me a few months in July and it was still a few months away in December

    the Garmen built in sat nav has charging stations but my version is 2020 and I have not updated it yet to the 2021 version but even so the station list will be well out of date

    there is a button that shows on most screens to press to guide you a nearby station but it always produces a server error message as the esim is not activated - I assumed it checks for updates to station locations

    so you have an electric car that cannot guide you to current chargers!

    as I was told, use CarPlay and one of the nav programs

    all very well if you have the appropriate phone and it’s charged up of course

    have you ever heard of a new car with no low windscreen washer warning? Well none in the Honda so that must have saved them €1 in parts!

    I do enjoy driving it though, not in one pedal mode as it’s very poor compared to the i3 and it will never come to a smooth stop

    one peddle actually uses the physical brakes too much instead of re gen, lots of brake dust which I never experienced on the i3

    there is discussion on the Honda forum that range is always better if you do not use one peddle, the re gen is quite poor overall

    Much better handling than the i3 and a joy to drive on the country roads. I got one for two days to test and gave it a good spin around the Wicklow mountains.

    it has ‘road departure mitigation’ that tugs the wheel if it thinks you are straying, an absolute pain on smaller roads - it’s 3 button presses to get to it, switch it off and return to whatever display but that and selecting sport is a must do on each start up for me

    No faults as such to report although the drivers screen got stuck thinking I was getting a call at the weekend and I had to do a reset - the stick screen meant I could not see the gom. I had a few wallpapers and clock faces that I now need to reload and all my button arrangements have to be re done and other settings, probably 30 mins to set it all up again and re download the aquarium

    No regrets, fun car even with the short range which is about 60km less than the i3 33kWh

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭mailforkev

    That's it exactly. We have an XC60 to cover the longer journeys or anything that needs more space. This replaces my other car and will be the local runabout. I'll also use it to commute when I occasionally head back into the office, it will hardly ever leave Dublin.

    The range was showing me just under 100kms on 48/49% battery earlier. That's better than I expected considering the weather.

  • Registered Users Posts: 74 ✭✭carbuncle

    I did not realise you bought it, good health it’s a great choice - I bought it knowing the range and have no issues.

    if you do frequent short journeys especially at this time of year you will see available range drop like a stone. Its because it uses lots of juice to heat the battery, after a longer journey the gom will go up

    would you mind letting me know what software versions you have? Last time back in November I was told there was no updates but I am not so sure, this was from the dealer who never asked what versions I had.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 topelectriccarstech

    Honda Electric Cars: In 2020, the Japanese carmaker Honda launched the Honda e, a battery-powered supermini. It will be sold in Japan and Europe. Its foundation is the Urban EV Concept.

  • Registered Users Posts: 75 ✭✭trackdaychamp

    I'm looking at buying a used Honda e if anybody here knows of somebody looking to sell. Would prefer white or blue. Great little city cars! Very loveable

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,291 ✭✭✭JohnC.

    Honda e is being pulled from Europe due to low sales.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,041 ✭✭✭Miscreant

    I'm not surprised. I have only ever seen one on the road around Tallaght and nowhere else. I would say they had a miniscule sales impact here.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭Patser

    Fantastic little car to drive - but absolutely crippled by Honda's decision to price it high with a small battery. So with modern EVs like to MG4 offering bigger, faster, longer, cheaper it never really had a chance.

    Minimal advertising too

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,694 ✭✭✭mailforkev

    Not much of a surprise really.

    They’ve sold roughly 100 of them here, one is in my driveway. It’s a brilliant little thing for urban driving.

    The most frustrating thing about the small range is actually that it’s so well sorted to drive that long runs are great in it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,279 ✭✭✭MojoMaker

    What's happening to Honda in Ireland in general? Serious decline from their heyday sadly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 211 ✭✭Ce he sin

    Have you seen their prices?

    A Civic is €49,000. For a petrol car (Ok a hybrid) the size of a Focus.

    You can put a Tesla 3 on the road for thousands less.

    I don't think Honda have any interest in selling cars in Europe.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭MarkN

    I’d tend to agree. Although I drove the new Civic recently and price aside, still a cracking car I think.