Interior Motives: Honda E

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From the Automn 2019 issue of Interior Motives: Honda gives us the interior design development story of its pivotal new electric car, called simply the ‘e’.

The clean, friendly exterior design of the Honda Urban EV concept unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show, and its super-simple, calm interior – dominated by a huge infotainment screen, which spanned almost the whole width of the dashboard – were both surprising and impressive. Perhaps even more surprising, however, was the news that the production Honda e itself had been under development well before the concept was unveiled. 

“Everybody was anxious, even during development, that the car might not be made, so the concept had a role to play in convincing management and the wider world,” said Kohei Hitomi, project leader for the Honda e Prototype (Geneva motor show, 2019, and then seen again at the Milan Design Week, as pictured above).

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