Production version of the Honda e compact BEV is little changed from the prototype shown at Geneva earlier this year

Production version of the Honda e compact BEV is little changed from the prototype shown at Geneva earlier this year

Honda has shown the production version of its electric 'e' compact car at Frankfurt and says that deliveries will start in the summer of 2020.

Honda also says the Honda e will be priced from EUR29,470 in Germany (including government subsidy). Honda e has gathered over 40,000 'expressions of interest' since the unveil of the prototype version earlier in 2019.

Those who have already placed a reservation for Honda e will be invited to contact their local dealer to secure an order. Order books for Honda e will be open in selected markets from September. Customers in UK, Germany, France and Norway are set to receive first deliveries from summer 2020.

Honda e is the first production battery electric vehicle launched by Honda in Europe and is the next step towards the brand's electric vision for 100% of its European sales to be electrified by 2025.

Jean-Marc Streng, General Manager, Automobile Division, Honda Motor Europe, said: "We're pleased to be able to confirm the pricing for the Honda e. We have experienced a great level of excitement for the car across the region since the unveil of the prototype, gathering over 40,000 expressions of interest. Honda e is the embodiment of the brand's commitment to electrification."