Honda reveals N-Van e with 130 miles of range, V2L technology

Honda reveals N-Van e with 130 miles of range, V2L technology

Japanese automobile giant Honda Motor Company has just taken the wraps off its latest creation, the electric N-Van e, which retains the core characteristics of its internal combustion engine (ICE) sibling while embracing the benefits of an emission-free electric powertrain. The battery-powered Honda N-Van e, set to make its debut at the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in late October, is slated to hit the market sometime next spring. As per information released by the manufacturer, it is capable of delivering a WLTC range of more than 130 miles (approximately 210 km) on a single charge, which makes it a perfect option for city jaunts.

While, the specific battery capacity of the vehicle remains undisclosed. The Japanese brand has assured that the battery pack of the vehicle can be conveniently recharged in roughly five hours using a 6-kW AC outlet. Moreover, the vehicle-to-load (V2L) feature allows it to export up to 1.5 kW of power. Speedy DC fast charging at up to 50 kW is also available, replenishing the battery pack from 10 per cent to 80 per cent of its full capacity in merely 30 minutes.

Visually, the e-van closely resembles its gasoline-powered counterpart, with the sole exception of the charging port nestled in the front grille.

The N-Van e also boasts the convenience of two sliding doors, with the left one featuring a pillarless design for easy loading of bigger items. The commercial EV will present three trim levels, including one with only two seats. The manufacturer designed this trim to maximize cargo space. The passenger-oriented versions offer seating for four adults, and all passenger seats can be easily folded flat to accommodate bulky cargo. The cargo version boasts an impressive maximum load capacity of 771 pounds (approx. 350 kg), while the four-seater offers a cargo capacity of up to 661 pounds.

As claimed by the renowned brand, the top-tier N-Van e model also comes equipped with Honda’s Sensing Advanced Driver Assistance Suite (ADAS), and the Honda Connect system for remote access to vehicle features via smartphone. Falling under the category of the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment, it also offers dual side curtain airbags.

While the official pricing for the N-Van e hasn't been revealed yet, it's worth noting that Honda had previously mentioned a target starting price of 1 million yen, which translates to roughly $6,700, for this zero-emissions van.

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