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

8 Απρ 2021
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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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  • Why the crap "music" !!!

    7sq7sqΠριν ημέρα
  • volkswagen mk1 golf all over. its tried and tested and only just stopped production looool. too expensive

    Monster GMonster GΠριν 2 ημέρες
  • I get more looks in this car than I used to get in my Porsche !

    Munir ShafiMunir ShafiΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • Just a reminder for those arguing that this car is expensive. Once the rest of the Electric cars start having terrible problems nearly un-fixable, and once you start crashing them and fining out they are made of tin foil, maybe then, you will realize where the money for this car went. This will arguably be the most durable and fun to drive city electric car for years to come. People cried about the prices of old 90s Hondas too. But now, that those Hondas work flawlessly after being raped for 30 years straight, nobody is complaining, and prices for stock ones are sky rocketing. :)

    bonaminbonaminΠριν 3 ημέρες
    • yeah. if this cars screens and batteries and engines are robust and dont take a lot of maintenance, i can easily justify the price

      Sam TateSam TateΠριν ημέρα
  • ⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡

    minnie saabminnie saabΠριν 4 ημέρες
  • 3:09 bloody hell, that's a relic of reference lol.

    Stuart MurrayStuart MurrayΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Hi

    Ian PannellIan PannellΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I'd say it is innovative, from engineering perspective, like its very small turning circle etc

    DontStay MusicDontStay MusicΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • This car bead apple system

    TazboyTazboyΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Where is Hammond and the gang why is a ferengi now in charge of top gear

    pls forgibe me senpaipls forgibe me senpaiΠριν 8 ημέρες
  • Honda in 2006 decided to start making cars and suvs that would only go on sale if the styling could make a small child sick. It’s pretty bad when the best looking thing they make is a generator

    Jeremyk 541Jeremyk 541Πριν 9 ημέρες
  • Thís "99% of the time" is a COP OUT! Thís means that, just like the underground, I can NEVER DRIVE anywhere else. Let me promise you nów that in 10 years time, the range will be much higher! I detest these cop out arguments of you don't need thís ánd you don't need thát, cause that line of arguing then leads you to buying 5 different cars, where instead you could have just bought one. Sorry Honda - you won't be getting any of my money.

    Jan KrigeJan KrigeΠριν 9 ημέρες
  • Sell it in Canada...Please

    InBae DaeInBae DaeΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • xD so cute!

    InBae DaeInBae DaeΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Strange that reviews don't talk about lease costs for vehicles. In the UK the majority of people lease cars and hand them back after a few years. The Honda e can be leased for £440 per month in the UK, with a deposit of £440. Easier to find than £26,000.

    Ryan SRyan SΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • Coolest best looking electric car interior ever

    Cho ChoCho ChoΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • If this was a motor-assist hybrid that used a tiny gas engine to solely charge the electric motor, I’d buy one in a second. Especially if it came with a Motocompo.

    Andrew W.C.Andrew W.C.Πριν 11 ημέρες
  • Can you set the screens up to display semi-lewd pictures of your anime waifu? That’s a big selling point.

    Andrew W.C.Andrew W.C.Πριν 11 ημέρες
  • Honda is done. Poor range and performance and expensive. Not to mention a gimmicky laggy infotainment system.

    Q JQ JΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • Disappointingly lukewarm reviews but I still love the way it looks like a Micro Machine, for anyone else who remembers those?

    Tom JenningsTom JenningsΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • That argument about the range being set to the average drive distance was used for the initial design of the Leaf, which along with the market, has since abandoned it. Top marks for looks and design innovations. It will probably be a big success when it gets about double its current range.

    xnovaexnovaeΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • terrible think

    AndrewAndrewΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • It needs a vtec in it.

    Daniel UdoDaniel UdoΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • We desperately need you Mr Chris to drive the new golf R and let us know your genuine thoughts

    Beverly BrideBeverly BrideΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • I honestly think this car is ugly as hell and am glad it's not coming to the US. Also, electric cars are a curse for car enthusiasts.

    Daniel LopezDaniel LopezΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • Would buy it if the range was 200 miles

    Xon DeezXon DeezΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • ETec just small kick yooo

    Gr4masGr4masΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Bring it to the States, Honda. *PEOPLE WILL BUY IT.*

    Aidan GordonAidan GordonΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • Sad we can’t get these in America... I love it!

    Christopher HamiltonChristopher HamiltonΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • "Dixon's telly department" haha. Had to think what Dixons was. Forgot it ever existed 😅

    Michael TangMichael TangΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • This just seems weird without our OG trio

    Jacob StringerJacob StringerΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Blondie putting lipstick on causes 100 car pileup. Now Honda e can do a 450 car pileup!!! AWESOME

    MBonny02MBonny02Πριν 17 ημέρες
  • They should remove the screens keep 1 and bring the price to 18000 pounds.

    Murtazza AliMurtazza AliΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Honda in there car is too expensive shocker!!!

    wadewadeΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • This is so close to great but just misses the mark I think. I saw one on the road the other day and they look wicked, but £30K for a small, short range, city car? Can't justify it. I wonder what they could have gotten the milage to at that price point if they'd got rid of the fancy screens and unecessary cameras? I'm sure they're relatively cheap but I'd much rather have simple mirrors & retro dials if it meant even 30 miles more range.

    Rhidian DRhidian DΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • probably expensive due to EU tax to favour its own car industry

    langra manlangra manΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Mr. Bean's car .

    Roushan KumarRoushan KumarΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • If it drives like a Honda, it is worth the money

    leg07endleg07endΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • I bet excluding those fancy and unnecessary camera mirrors, camera rear view mirror and that gigantic screen would shave off at least 5k from the price. Why are they so annoying with screens?

    Olja MandicOlja MandicΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • This would be a killer autocross car… too bad we won’t get it in the states.

    Curtis KlopeCurtis KlopeΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • That front lighting unit looks amazing

    अर्जुन्अर्जुन्Πριν 19 ημέρες
  • If they'd only carried that minimalist sensability to the interior, it might have both had more appeal and a more reasonable price.

    TerraMagnusTerraMagnusΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • $36,000!!! Tesla isn’t gonna be scared at all

    MurderOnTheMindMurderOnTheMindΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • 130 miles? That ain’t gonna work in the US. which sucks. Kinda like the car

    Nick FeezelNick FeezelΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • 1:23 try arguing that with my South Asian family. I DARE YOU!

    Mohsin RaoMohsin RaoΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I took an e once that looked that colour.

    Russell LapuaRussell LapuaΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Copy of VW rabbit gti. Shame on you honda.

    hakshin yihakshin yiΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Jonny Smith gets a grey one in a tropical storm to test turning in a parking garage, Harris gets to rip a green one through the countryside. That ain't right!

    Tesla FudgeTesla FudgeΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Man i just can bare you... And what stunts me more.. You think your self funny!!!! You have your viewers... Just like you. Why you have to review all the interesting cars pfffffff

    ZiedZiedΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • R I P OFF

    bꜣ bꜣbꜣ bꜣΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • E owner: Yeah so one of my review mirro... cameras stopped working... Honda: Not a problem we sell the camera, harness, screen & labour as a set package.. E owner: well I best go to the bank and take out a rather big loan... So much for cheap $10 replacements on old Hondas..

    ImmortalInflamesImmortalInflamesΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • That might be the ugliest car

    Connor EmeryConnor EmeryΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • If you will look at all this displays in the current cars in 10 years, you will go yuck...

    dorstefandorstefanΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • 1:45 what's that song? I've definitely heard it before

    MacMacΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Drop an abarth engine in it and it’d be cool

    YaBoiNeemsYaBoiNeemsΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Honda E > egg shaped teslas

    Francis JFrancis JΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • thought of you Chris mate - keep safe - grworld.info/fund/i6eqo7G8pq18t5g/b-nteo ☯👻☸

    Ghost C.T.K.Ghost C.T.K.Πριν 20 ημέρες
    • grworld.info/fund/aLiphtvRcGqoyHo/b-nteo 🛸 🚬

      Ghost C.T.K.Ghost C.T.K.Πριν 20 ημέρες
  • Honda needs to innovate in electric tech. Give it time and volume.

    SubzeroSubzeroΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Shame this is not on sale in the US

    Alastair WinnerAlastair WinnerΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Dunno why I keep thinking of the new 370z when looking at this car. Maybe it's the color and simpleness of the design. They both look like something you'd see in a modern edgy anime.

    A CoulA CoulΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Why is Honda deliberately killing this car? Firstly they came up with the most beautiful prototype for this car, then disappointed and now the price? Really wanted to buy, but won't.

    Masood ShaikhMasood ShaikhΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • £26,000 for a car that can't do more than 135 miles No thank you.

    hatching draggonhatching draggonΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • A Full Review in four minutes????

    drumnbass8drumnbass8Πριν 21 ημέρα
  • what about the 1 time a year you decide to go on a trip, a trip that is in that 1% of the time, and the car you've bought doesn't DO THAT....

    NicolasNicolasΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • When will it available in Indonesia?

    Rikzan SaidRikzan SaidΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • I’m picking one of these up this week from Honda PR for my channel and really looking forward to an in depth review and tech guide. I’m not sure that it is however priced out the market. I think if you compare it to other electric cars it sits right in the middle.

    Tech In The CarTech In The CarΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Japanese really know how to be humble yet beautiful. And that's what grace is.

    OkOkΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • I hope it continues in the future like e2, e3 and so on.. with electric technology getting better it can be the go to small, compact and fun electric car

    kafzal101kafzal101Πριν 21 ημέρα
  • Basically a fancy Nissan Leaf, which you can pick up for 5k

    Chris MarkChris MarkΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Should’ve called it the E. Honda

    Leandro OrdoñezLeandro OrdoñezΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • This is the biggest interior on a “small” car I have ever see. Harris seems to be floating in there...

    erikigerikigΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • 130 miles is way to low. Can't imagine 99% of ppl don't have friends / family further then 130 miles. Never mind travel for hobby / business

    H HH HΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • If it was sub £20k it would make sense.

    OutAllNeverOutAllNeverΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • I would love to have one. I think the design is awesome, although not in this color, I fancy the white ones much more. The range is no issue, 95% of the driving I do is to the supermarket which is 500 meters away. The only thing I dislike is the screens on the dash. Touchscreens are horrible when driving as you have to look at them to adjust anything. Makes no sense that we can't use our phones during driving but these massive tablets are perfectly fine.

    TheSillypigTheSillypigΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • And this is what you get if a car journalist is not seeing the quality of a product , that Honda will still deliver in 15 years, high tech quality and products aren’t always visibly, if you drive quality then you know, all the other competitors just cheating with indeed range and battery they all need new batteries in 5 years and yes you pay for it. Honda is the player since 1997 with the EVplus it is just a question from the public what they want, Hydrogen cars ?? Honda is light years in front of anybody and if you can’t see that you will miss the point of mobility.

    TweetboerenTweetboerenΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Someone plz make a bare bones electric car with no fancy bullshit i swear it's gonna be cheap, and it would sell

  • light? - 1550kg (rofl)

    Svetoslav PopovSvetoslav PopovΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • It looks so campy

    Tobi LTobi LΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • one tiny spot of dirt on that camera basically obscures the entire view in your back facing "mirror" - how is that smart exactly?!?

    VodkaHindJellyVodkaHindJellyΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • One of my favourite hatchbacks! If only I could afford one hahaha

    Matt BoltMatt BoltΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • It's Mr Bean's car all electric #mrbeancar

    Ankush K NAnkush K NΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • 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.

    John IntonJohn IntonΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • Central driver postion you mean having th edriver sit in the middle? If so i persoanlly would love that! Always wanted to drive a car with this layout.

      Anon ymousAnon ymousΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • Great choice to.. go away from good looking or anything near attractive..

    At ZeroAt ZeroΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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.)

    Steven BollingerSteven BollingerΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • One of the best looking electric cars that you really shouldn't buy

    Daniel OrdonezDaniel OrdonezΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • sadly not worth the Price here in Switzerland 39'000 francs( 31k £) .

    SurtrGioSurtrGioΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Rakshith BekalRakshith BekalΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • looks very good simplistic design and beautiful just the small battery(range) sucks

    jake milanijake milaniΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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

    Connor ButtersConnor ButtersΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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

    D. R.D. R.Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • When this car will come in India???

    jigyanshu shrivastavajigyanshu shrivastavaΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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

    mcfcmcfcΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Anon ymousAnon ymousΠριν 25 ημέρες
    • Also, not once have I ever thought I was special or fast or a great car. It IS however very relaxing but yet still retains some acceleration and cool styling aswell as all of those lovey screens and PACKED with tech. The camera wing mirrors for example are excellent and add an expensive feel to the car. You’ll love them. The one pedal braking makes it easier than other cars to drive. It has automatic parking and getting out of spaces also which not many ppl have talked about, maybe becuase it’s not very good. I’d love to try one out just wish it had a fully panoramic sunroof that went all the way back to the back seats...

      Anon ymousAnon ymousΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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!

    TreadstoneTreadstoneΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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.

    jimmydigitaljimmydigitalΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • Is it the AD of Honda?

    Balamurugan KumarBalamurugan KumarΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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

    Andrew GageAndrew GageΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • meanwhile, check out Ora black cat, 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...

    Eason ChenEason ChenΠριν 26 ημέρες
  • 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...

    Victor GalloVictor GalloΠριν 26 ημέρες
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    Jyotirmoy DuttaJyotirmoy DuttaΠριν 26 ημέρες