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Honda e Prototype is almost ready for production

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If this reminds you of the Urban EV concept, you’re right. The Honda e Prototype is the production model evolved from the aforementioned 2017 concept.

The designers have made the production model a bit more curvy than the concept, while retaining some of its design elements. These include circular headlamps, black insert on the bonnet, blacked-out A & B pillars, and cameras replacing the traditional side view mirrors. Also notice the flush, pop-out door handles.

The aforementioned black insert on the bonnet is actually an advanced charging port, with LED lighting visible through the glass cover to welcome the driver and inform of the battery charging status.

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Unlike the concept, the production model has rear doors with the opener integrated into the black insert. While the concept has squarish tail lamps, the production model has gone for circular ones. Another addition is the roof spoiler neatly integrated into the floating roof.

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As with the exteriors, the production interiors too has a practical iteration of the concept. However, the displays dominate the dashboard. Obviously, the screens on either ends are for the Camera Mirror System. The dual screen horizontal displays are customizable to keep the occupants engaged. Melange-style sofa fabric and wood materials are used to achieve a lounge-like feel.

According to Honda, the e Prototype will deliver a range of over 200 km and a ‘fast charge’ functionality of 80% battery charge in 30 minutes, making it ideal for everyday commuting. Rear-wheel-drive platform and wider stance should deliver dynamic driving characteristics.

Honda is targeting European region for the e Prototype. Production will begin later this year.

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