2020 Honda e Gets Highway Range Tested

We love the looks, but not the range…

Bjorn Nyland “finally”, as he says, gets his hands on a 2020 Honda e and takes it out on the highway to do range tests. As usual, Nyland does his 90 km/hr (56 mph) and 120 km/hr (75 mph) tests to see just how far the Honda e will go.

The Honda e has a short WLTP range rating of 220 km (137 miles). Since it’s not coming to the US, the Honda e won’t receive an EPA range rating, but we can assume it would be very close to the MINI Cooper SE’s 110-mile EPA range rating since the WLTP ratings for these two vehicles are just about the same.

The Honda e has a 35.5 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack, with the cells being supplied by Panasonic. The Base model has a 100 kW (134 hp) motor and 315 Nm (232 lb-ft) torque. However, Honda also offers an “Advance” trim that bumps the power up to 113 kW (151 hp), while maintaining the same torque output as the Base version. 

After setting the vehicle to the proper GPS-rated speed of 90 km/hr, Nyland was able to drive the Honda e 176 km (109 mi) with a remaining state of charge of 6%. After adding the unused 6% battery, he arrived at a total driving range of 198 km (117 miles). The consumption rate was 151 Wh/km (243 Wh/mi).

Kyle and I backing the MINI Cooper SE into the charging station stall after completing the 56-mph range test.