FULL REVIEW: Chris Harris drives the all-electric Honda e | Top Gear

Easily one of the most hotly anticipated cars of the modern era, the Honda e is undeniably desirable, but can it justify its rather punchy starting price? Well Chris Harris is behind the wheel to try and work out just that.

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50 Comments

  1. mac daddy on April 17, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Once again, Honda screws up another EV car. They should have made it much simpler: got rid of all those stupid screens, kept the mirrors on the outside and get better gas mileage. There is absolutely no reason to buy this car when a fun 3 cylinder Mini Cooper is currently available.

  2. mcfc on April 17, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    Looks like a great daily driver and it’s rear wheel drive. Not sure if it buys itself out of a market because electric cars are expensive but you would still need a weekender if you buy one. This probably competes with the i3. Maybe

  3. PengWin76 on April 17, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Apart from the prices of most EV’s I like this type of direction. I support these cars. Mainly because I have no intention of getting rid of my 370Z! Lol.

  4. naguoning on April 17, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    Would disagree about the tense for the notion at the end of Honda knows how to do reveloutionary tech more than any other car company. Maybe that was true a few decades ago but now, sorry Tesla pretty much holds the mantle on that regardless of loving or hating them they are the ones who have driven the whole EV thing…

  5. Victor Gallo on April 17, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    If I’m recharging every day, 20 miles of range is more than enough to go to work and come back, no matter the traffic…

  6. Rakshith D on April 17, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Mr. Bean wants to know your location

  7. Coordinator61 on April 17, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    The concept was so nice to look at. The real one is dull with small wheels.

  8. Mayank Anand on April 17, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    after so long…..a pristine Top Gear Clip🔥🔥🔥

  9. Balamurugan Kumar on April 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Is it the AD of Honda?

  10. At Zero on April 17, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Great choice to.. go away from good looking or anything near attractive..

  11. Anon ymous on April 17, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Ok so I wanted to like Chris Harris’s review of the Honda e which I’ve been wanting to drive myself for a long time.

    It’s all good because I have a bmw 1 series.

    But I have to call Chris out on a few things he straight out got wrong.

    1. The Honda e is not a light car. It’s 1500kg, 1.5 tonnes! And for a small hatchback that’s a lot. Also, it’s 100kg heavier than my bmw 1 series hatchback which is already a very heavy car and when you drive it, especially around the corners you feel it’s bulky weight. I was disappointed by the cars excessive weight.

    2. The Honda e is fast relatively speaking. 8 seconds isn’t bad at all considering it’s low power and heavy weight plus it’s all electric acceleration which will make it feel far nippier.

    I mean tk put the acceleration in perspective I will use my bmw again as an example. My bmw 116d sport has a 0-60 of around 10 seconds but seconds but believe me for some reason it feels much faster and infact is plenty enough for me and I’ve owned a cross vxr modded previously.

    As for the car being dressed up but essentially the same as other cars perhaps so.

    I’ve seen one in person and it’s interior is jlnicer than the exterior and that’s saying a lot since a lot of ppl seem to like the funky modern/retro design.

    The interior is like IKEA and Japanese interior design came together.

  12. jappa Kneads on April 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Can plug in my PlayStation??…Gimme!!…

  13. SurtrGio on April 17, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    sadly not worth the Price here in Switzerland 39’000 francs( 31k £) .

  14. Rakshith Bekal on April 17, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    they could have put in conventional side mirrors and rearview mirror. that would give it some more range. the smaller digital footprint in the inside too.

  15. Faster Than You on April 17, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    I’d have one. If I could afford it

  16. Ankush K N on April 17, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    It’s Mr Bean’s car all electric #mrbeancar

  17. Raptor HCR2 on April 17, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    :0 FUNNI E LETTER!!11!!!!11111!!!!!!!!1!!

  18. Read My Comment on April 17, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    The 1% of journeys longer than 100 miles are exactly what you want the peace of mind for, a car has to work in every situation or it isnt doing its job.

  19. Waiting For A Century on April 17, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    The concept looked much better

  20. Connor Butters on April 17, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    it’d probably be cheaper without all the fancy gadgets which you really honestly don’t need in a car. if removing the gadgets gets you down under £20,000 then i could see this being a decent runabout for the environmentally conscious urban residents, just give it A/C radio, electric windows and some parking sensors instead of the whole iPad on your dash which really shouldn’t be allowed on cars because honestly it’s no better than looking at your phone while driving

  21. Jannes Hildebrandt on April 17, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    It Looks so horrible

  22. Del Lewis on April 17, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    You lost me at the price.

  23. Andrew Gage on April 17, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Very pretty but pricey, not enough distance between charges, for those of us who can’t always access a charging point, the extra distance means we can last a while longer until we can find somewhere to charge, I can’t have a home charger, I have a shared driveway but it’s also a public right of way, people can walk through the driveway from one end to the other, so I would have to rely on public charging points, my daily commute is 74 miles, that is a round trip, there’s two chargepoints in a car park which closes at night, and the next nearest is in a supermarket about 5 miles away from work, often, they’re being used, so I would like to be able to last a few days between charges, working an average 15 hour day, I don’t really want to wait a few hours whilst someone does their monthly shop to be able to use a charging point, so, as much as I like the Honda e, sadly it’s too much for too little. Hopefully the new Tesla small car will become within the price of the average worker within a few years as the charging infrastructure and range is usually more practical, until then, my little Smart diesel will still be the vehicle of choice as I can run it for a fortnight between fuel ups and I don’t have to pay much to keep it running

  24. jimmydigital on April 17, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    its the first electric car to turn my head and get me thinking about going electric. if it could do 350+ miles on a charge and was 20k new I’d buy one. For now it’s a miss but a close miss.

  25. Max Flight on April 17, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Tesla 6 years ahead of everyone else

  26. Ghost13 C.T.K. on April 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    Nice this – https://youtu.be/OmTqHWS7IeQ what I like like.. 👻 hope you are all well 😬🤔

  27. Tobi L on April 17, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    It looks so campy

  28. Treadstone on April 17, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Sorry guys, I don’t need another appliance to charge up over night. Cute looking thing, but I can refuel my car in 5 mins, and get on with my journey. Once they discover the ‘dilthium crystals’ used by the USS Enterprise, I’ll buy one!

  29. Svetoslav Popov on April 17, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    light? – 1550kg (rofl)

  30. Matt Bolt on April 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    One of my favourite hatchbacks! If only I could afford one hahaha

  31. Nicholas Zamelis on April 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Well, if the ten screens weren’t there, the windows were roll ups, the wheels were steel, AC was an option rather than equipped, and they put dirt cheap tires on it (because I’m not buying a Honda e to go for rips) then maybe it would be affordable (like 21-24k) give me a DIRT cheap electric car that’ll do 80 miles on a charge, and I’m in. Then I can keep my truck for towing, and my racecar fun.

  32. jake milani on April 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    looks very good simplistic design and beautiful just the small battery(range) sucks

  33. Craig Baptist on April 17, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    I’d rather walk

  34. John Inton on April 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Honda should install this drive train onto the S660 kei car, configure the seats with a centric driver position for global appeal, no steering mods.

  35. Frank van der Horst on April 17, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Looks like the child from a 1974 VW Golf 1 and a Subaru Justy 1990.

  36. Anil Gokce on April 17, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Recently saw in Autobahn and made me smile, totally eye catcher.

  37. D. R. on April 17, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    I love how basically the law states that you can’t use your phone while driving, so car manufacturers just started sticking big tablet sized screens to their cars

  38. Tee Jay on April 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    I’d buy… And DUMP it on 20s ishshocute :33

  39. Fanny Magnet on April 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    I don’t care about all the cons, it’s the only electric car I would have.

  40. Your_TypicalCivic on April 17, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    I don’t expect it to be called the, “e” actually 🧐

  41. Jyotirmoy Dutta on April 17, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    E

  42. the mubling idiot on April 17, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Man i miss the old topgear cast

  43. VodkaHindJelly on April 17, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    one tiny spot of dirt on that camera basically obscures the entire view in your back facing "mirror" – how is that smart exactly?!?

  44. Steven Bollinger on April 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    THANK YOU for pushing back against the range stupidity! (Can we start calling it "range stupidity" instead of "range anxiety"? That would be lovely, thank you. Also, if you could talk to Honda and persuade them to import the e here to Murrka. Thanks again.)

  45. Daniel Ordonez on April 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    One of the best looking electric cars that you really shouldn’t buy

  46. Sankofa NYC on April 17, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    This car looks amazing… But if you don’t live, and I mean LIVE in the city, it seems like you will have to be charging it up pretty often. It gets wayyy less milage then a tank of gas. If you are in the suburbs and driving into the city for work an then to run errands, you could drain the battery like every 2 days. Being at the charging station will seem like something you do everytime you get in the car… I guess you’d just have to have a garage and charge it at home every night

  47. Eason Chen on April 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    meanwhile, check out Ora black cat, http://chinamobil.ru/eng/great-wall/ora/r1/?view=props , which is a copycat of this car, selling like a hot cake with price under 10 grand and range over 210 miles in China. Should have got sued by Honda for stealing the design…

  48. Natal Kumar on April 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    It looks like the electrical version of Mr.Bean’s Car .

  49. MrJohnQCitizen on April 17, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    Will Harris please sort out his septum. It’s really annoying

  50. jigyanshu shrivastava on April 17, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    When this car will come in India???

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