The company says it has received 22,000 expressions of interest about the new EV from European customers.
Honda has confirmed its first all-electric car for developed markets will be known simply as the E, eschewing the Urban EV nomenclature of its concept predecessor.
The company has provided few details thus far about the Honda E, but it has promised it will have a driving range of over 200km and, using a fast charger, can be topped up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes.
Given Honda’s recent history with prototype show cars, the production version of the Honda E will have few, if any, differences from the E Prototype shown at the this year’s Geneva motor show.
The E Prototype (above and below) is a city-friendly five-door hatch with frameless door windows, and a door-mounted camera system in place of traditional wing mirrors.
Spy photos indicate both of these features will remain in the final production version, although the camera system may not be available on all models or in all jurisdictions.
The interior of the prototype featured lounge-inspired seats, a simple dashboard with wood-styled plastic, and a long array of widescreen displays.
Production of the Honda E is due to begin later this year.
At the time of this year's Geneva motor show Honda Australia informed us "there are still no plans [regarding the Honda E] for Australia".