The previous motorbike racer and TV character has lengthy been a fan of all issues mechanical and technological, and was taken by the Honda E’s “mixture of futuristic expertise, dynamic efficiency and gratifying driving expertise”.
“There was just one winner for me when it got here to picking an electrical automotive,” stated Martin. “I’ve at all times been a fan of Honda and going electrical with the Honda e appeared like the following pure step, particularly to do my bit in contributing in direction of the surroundings.
“The group at D.M Keith Honda have been actually accommodating and made the change over to electrical a simple one.”
He bought the EV at D.M. Keith Honda in Grimsby. Danny Sutton, gross sales supervisor on the dealership added: “We’re thrilled to have the ability to provide an electrical automotive for environmentally acutely aware consumers resembling Man, that desire a high-quality automobile that doesn’t compromise on the basic Honda driving expertise.”
The retro-styled Honda E is priced from £26,160 (together with the federal government’s £3,500 electrical automotive grant), with the highest spec Advance mannequin coming in at £28,660.
The usual mannequin has a 134 bhp electrical powertrain, with that determine being bumped as much as 152 bhp for the top quality mannequin. These horses are produced by a water-cooled 35.5 kWh battery powering an electrical motor that drives the rear wheels.
A full cost provides you with 136 miles, whereas 80 p.c of the battery’s capability could be reached from zero with simply 30 minutes of charging.