FULL REVIEW: Chris Harris drives the all-electric Honda e | Top Gear

Easily one of the most hotly anticipated cars of the modern era, the Honda e is undeniably desirable, but can it justify its rather punchy starting price? Well Chris Harris is behind the wheel to try and work out just that.
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  • Why the crap "music" !!!

    7sq7sq2 dagar sedan
  • volkswagen mk1 golf all over. its tried and tested and only just stopped production looool. too expensive

    Monster GMonster G4 dagar sedan
  • I get more looks in this car than I used to get in my Porsche !

    Munir ShafiMunir Shafi5 dagar sedan
  • Just a reminder for those arguing that this car is expensive. Once the rest of the Electric cars start having terrible problems nearly un-fixable, and once you start crashing them and fining out they are made of tin foil, maybe then, you will realize where the money for this car went. This will arguably be the most durable and fun to drive city electric car for years to come. People cried about the prices of old 90s Hondas too. But now, that those Hondas work flawlessly after being raped for 30 years straight, nobody is complaining, and prices for stock ones are sky rocketing. :)

    bonaminbonamin5 dagar sedan
    • yeah. if this cars screens and batteries and engines are robust and dont take a lot of maintenance, i can easily justify the price

      Sam TateSam Tate3 dagar sedan
  • ⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡💚⚡

    minnie saabminnie saab5 dagar sedan
  • 3:09 bloody hell, that's a relic of reference lol.

    Stuart MurrayStuart Murray8 dagar sedan
  • Hi

    Ian PannellIan Pannell8 dagar sedan
  • I'd say it is innovative, from engineering perspective, like its very small turning circle etc

    DontStay MusicDontStay Music9 dagar sedan
  • This car bead apple system

    TazboyTazboy10 dagar sedan
  • Where is Hammond and the gang why is a ferengi now in charge of top gear

    pls forgibe me senpaipls forgibe me senpai10 dagar sedan
  • Honda in 2006 decided to start making cars and suvs that would only go on sale if the styling could make a small child sick. It’s pretty bad when the best looking thing they make is a generator

    Jeremyk 541Jeremyk 54111 dagar sedan
  • Thís "99% of the time" is a COP OUT! Thís means that, just like the underground, I can NEVER DRIVE anywhere else. Let me promise you nów that in 10 years time, the range will be much higher! I detest these cop out arguments of you don't need thís ánd you don't need thát, cause that line of arguing then leads you to buying 5 different cars, where instead you could have just bought one. Sorry Honda - you won't be getting any of my money.

    Jan KrigeJan Krige11 dagar sedan
  • Sell it in Canada...Please

    InBae DaeInBae Dae12 dagar sedan
  • xD so cute!

    InBae DaeInBae Dae12 dagar sedan
  • Strange that reviews don't talk about lease costs for vehicles. In the UK the majority of people lease cars and hand them back after a few years. The Honda e can be leased for £440 per month in the UK, with a deposit of £440. Easier to find than £26,000.

    Ryan SRyan S12 dagar sedan
  • Coolest best looking electric car interior ever

    Cho ChoCho Cho12 dagar sedan
  • If this was a motor-assist hybrid that used a tiny gas engine to solely charge the electric motor, I’d buy one in a second. Especially if it came with a Motocompo.

    Andrew W.C.Andrew W.C.12 dagar sedan
  • Can you set the screens up to display semi-lewd pictures of your anime waifu? That’s a big selling point.

    Andrew W.C.Andrew W.C.12 dagar sedan
  • Honda is done. Poor range and performance and expensive. Not to mention a gimmicky laggy infotainment system.

    Q JQ J13 dagar sedan
  • Disappointingly lukewarm reviews but I still love the way it looks like a Micro Machine, for anyone else who remembers those?

    Tom JenningsTom Jennings13 dagar sedan
  • That argument about the range being set to the average drive distance was used for the initial design of the Leaf, which along with the market, has since abandoned it. Top marks for looks and design innovations. It will probably be a big success when it gets about double its current range.

    xnovaexnovae13 dagar sedan
  • terrible think

    AndrewAndrew13 dagar sedan
  • It needs a vtec in it.

    Daniel UdoDaniel Udo14 dagar sedan
  • We desperately need you Mr Chris to drive the new golf R and let us know your genuine thoughts

    Beverly BrideBeverly Bride14 dagar sedan
  • I honestly think this car is ugly as hell and am glad it's not coming to the US. Also, electric cars are a curse for car enthusiasts.

    Daniel LopezDaniel Lopez15 dagar sedan
  • Would buy it if the range was 200 miles

    Xon DeezXon Deez15 dagar sedan
  • ETec just small kick yooo

    Gr4masGr4mas15 dagar sedan
  • Bring it to the States, Honda. *PEOPLE WILL BUY IT.*

    Aidan GordonAidan Gordon15 dagar sedan
  • Sad we can’t get these in America... I love it!

    Christopher HamiltonChristopher Hamilton15 dagar sedan
  • "Dixon's telly department" haha. Had to think what Dixons was. Forgot it ever existed 😅

    Michael TangMichael Tang16 dagar sedan
  • This just seems weird without our OG trio

    Jacob StringerJacob Stringer17 dagar sedan
  • Blondie putting lipstick on causes 100 car pileup. Now Honda e can do a 450 car pileup!!! AWESOME

    MBonny02MBonny0219 dagar sedan
  • They should remove the screens keep 1 and bring the price to 18000 pounds.

    Murtazza AliMurtazza Ali19 dagar sedan
  • Honda in there car is too expensive shocker!!!

    wadewade19 dagar sedan
  • This is so close to great but just misses the mark I think. I saw one on the road the other day and they look wicked, but £30K for a small, short range, city car? Can't justify it. I wonder what they could have gotten the milage to at that price point if they'd got rid of the fancy screens and unecessary cameras? I'm sure they're relatively cheap but I'd much rather have simple mirrors & retro dials if it meant even 30 miles more range.

    Rhidian DRhidian D19 dagar sedan
  • probably expensive due to EU tax to favour its own car industry

    langra manlangra man19 dagar sedan
  • Mr. Bean's car .

    Roushan KumarRoushan Kumar19 dagar sedan
  • If it drives like a Honda, it is worth the money

    leg07endleg07end19 dagar sedan
  • I bet excluding those fancy and unnecessary camera mirrors, camera rear view mirror and that gigantic screen would shave off at least 5k from the price. Why are they so annoying with screens?

    Olja MandicOlja Mandic20 dagar sedan
  • This would be a killer autocross car… too bad we won’t get it in the states.

    Curtis KlopeCurtis Klope20 dagar sedan
  • That front lighting unit looks amazing

    अर्जुन्अर्जुन्20 dagar sedan
  • If they'd only carried that minimalist sensability to the interior, it might have both had more appeal and a more reasonable price.

    TerraMagnusTerraMagnus20 dagar sedan
  • $36,000!!! Tesla isn’t gonna be scared at all

    MurderOnTheMindMurderOnTheMind21 dag sedan
  • 130 miles? That ain’t gonna work in the US. which sucks. Kinda like the car

    Nick FeezelNick Feezel21 dag sedan
  • 1:23 try arguing that with my South Asian family. I DARE YOU!

    Mohsin RaoMohsin Rao21 dag sedan
  • I took an e once that looked that colour.

    Russell LapuaRussell Lapua21 dag sedan
  • Copy of VW rabbit gti. Shame on you honda.

    hakshin yihakshin yi21 dag sedan
  • Jonny Smith gets a grey one in a tropical storm to test turning in a parking garage, Harris gets to rip a green one through the countryside. That ain't right!

    Tesla FudgeTesla Fudge21 dag sedan
  • Man i just can bare you... And what stunts me more.. You think your self funny!!!! You have your viewers... Just like you. Why you have to review all the interesting cars pfffffff

    ZiedZied22 dagar sedan
  • R I P OFF

    bꜣ bꜣbꜣ bꜣ22 dagar sedan
  • E owner: Yeah so one of my review mirro... cameras stopped working... Honda: Not a problem we sell the camera, harness, screen & labour as a set package.. E owner: well I best go to the bank and take out a rather big loan... So much for cheap $10 replacements on old Hondas..

    ImmortalInflamesImmortalInflames22 dagar sedan
  • That might be the ugliest car

    Connor EmeryConnor Emery22 dagar sedan
  • If you will look at all this displays in the current cars in 10 years, you will go yuck...

    dorstefandorstefan22 dagar sedan
  • 1:45 what's that song? I've definitely heard it before

    MacMac22 dagar sedan
  • Drop an abarth engine in it and it’d be cool

    YaBoiNeemsYaBoiNeems22 dagar sedan
  • Honda E > egg shaped teslas

    Francis JFrancis J22 dagar sedan
  • thought of you Chris mate - keep safe - secrone.info/video/i6eioa65qK14hMk/video.html ☯👻☸

    Ghost C.T.K.Ghost C.T.K.22 dagar sedan
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      Ghost C.T.K.Ghost C.T.K.22 dagar sedan
  • Honda needs to innovate in electric tech. Give it time and volume.

    SubzeroSubzero22 dagar sedan
  • Shame this is not on sale in the US

    Alastair WinnerAlastair Winner22 dagar sedan
  • Dunno why I keep thinking of the new 370z when looking at this car. Maybe it's the color and simpleness of the design. They both look like something you'd see in a modern edgy anime.

    A CoulA Coul22 dagar sedan
  • Why is Honda deliberately killing this car? Firstly they came up with the most beautiful prototype for this car, then disappointed and now the price? Really wanted to buy, but won't.

    Masood ShaikhMasood Shaikh22 dagar sedan
  • £26,000 for a car that can't do more than 135 miles No thank you.

    hatching draggonhatching draggon22 dagar sedan
  • A Full Review in four minutes????

    drumnbass8drumnbass823 dagar sedan
  • what about the 1 time a year you decide to go on a trip, a trip that is in that 1% of the time, and the car you've bought doesn't DO THAT....

    NicolasNicolas23 dagar sedan
  • When will it available in Indonesia?

    Rikzan SaidRikzan Said23 dagar sedan
  • I’m picking one of these up this week from Honda PR for my channel and really looking forward to an in depth review and tech guide. I’m not sure that it is however priced out the market. I think if you compare it to other electric cars it sits right in the middle.

    Tech In The CarTech In The Car23 dagar sedan
  • Japanese really know how to be humble yet beautiful. And that's what grace is.

    OkOk23 dagar sedan
  • I hope it continues in the future like e2, e3 and so on.. with electric technology getting better it can be the go to small, compact and fun electric car

    kafzal101kafzal10123 dagar sedan
  • Basically a fancy Nissan Leaf, which you can pick up for 5k

    Chris MarkChris Mark23 dagar sedan
  • Should’ve called it the E. Honda

    Leandro OrdoñezLeandro Ordoñez23 dagar sedan
  • This is the biggest interior on a “small” car I have ever see. Harris seems to be floating in there...

    erikigerikig23 dagar sedan
  • 130 miles is way to low. Can't imagine 99% of ppl don't have friends / family further then 130 miles. Never mind travel for hobby / business

    H HH H23 dagar sedan
  • If it was sub £20k it would make sense.

    OutAllNeverOutAllNever24 dagar sedan
  • I would love to have one. I think the design is awesome, although not in this color, I fancy the white ones much more. The range is no issue, 95% of the driving I do is to the supermarket which is 500 meters away. The only thing I dislike is the screens on the dash. Touchscreens are horrible when driving as you have to look at them to adjust anything. Makes no sense that we can't use our phones during driving but these massive tablets are perfectly fine.

    TheSillypigTheSillypig24 dagar sedan
  • And this is what you get if a car journalist is not seeing the quality of a product , that Honda will still deliver in 15 years, high tech quality and products aren’t always visibly, if you drive quality then you know, all the other competitors just cheating with indeed range and battery they all need new batteries in 5 years and yes you pay for it. Honda is the player since 1997 with the EVplus it is just a question from the public what they want, Hydrogen cars ?? Honda is light years in front of anybody and if you can’t see that you will miss the point of mobility.

    TweetboerenTweetboeren24 dagar sedan
  • Someone plz make a bare bones electric car with no fancy bullshit i swear it's gonna be cheap, and it would sell

    SUPER ROOKIESUPER ROOKIE24 dagar sedan
  • light? - 1550kg (rofl)

    Svetoslav PopovSvetoslav Popov24 dagar sedan
  • It looks so campy

    Tobi LTobi L25 dagar sedan
  • one tiny spot of dirt on that camera basically obscures the entire view in your back facing "mirror" - how is that smart exactly?!?

    VodkaHindJellyVodkaHindJelly25 dagar sedan
  • One of my favourite hatchbacks! If only I could afford one hahaha

    Matt BoltMatt Bolt25 dagar sedan
  • It's Mr Bean's car all electric #mrbeancar

    Ankush K NAnkush K N25 dagar sedan
  • Honda should install this drive train onto the S660 kei car, configure the seats with a centric driver position for global appeal, no steering mods.

    John IntonJohn Inton25 dagar sedan
    • Central driver postion you mean having th edriver sit in the middle? If so i persoanlly would love that! Always wanted to drive a car with this layout.

      Anon ymousAnon ymous25 dagar sedan
  • Great choice to.. go away from good looking or anything near attractive..

    At ZeroAt Zero25 dagar sedan
  • THANK YOU for pushing back against the range stupidity! (Can we start calling it "range stupidity" instead of "range anxiety"? That would be lovely, thank you. Also, if you could talk to Honda and persuade them to import the e here to Murrka. Thanks again.)

    Steven BollingerSteven Bollinger25 dagar sedan
  • One of the best looking electric cars that you really shouldn't buy

    Daniel OrdonezDaniel Ordonez25 dagar sedan
  • sadly not worth the Price here in Switzerland 39'000 francs( 31k £) .

    SurtrGioSurtrGio26 dagar sedan
  • they could have put in conventional side mirrors and rearview mirror. that would give it some more range. the smaller digital footprint in the inside too.

    Rakshith BekalRakshith Bekal26 dagar sedan
  • looks very good simplistic design and beautiful just the small battery(range) sucks

    jake milanijake milani26 dagar sedan
  • it'd probably be cheaper without all the fancy gadgets which you really honestly don't need in a car. if removing the gadgets gets you down under £20,000 then i could see this being a decent runabout for the environmentally conscious urban residents, just give it A/C radio, electric windows and some parking sensors instead of the whole iPad on your dash which really shouldn't be allowed on cars because honestly it's no better than looking at your phone while driving

    Connor ButtersConnor Butters26 dagar sedan
  • I love how basically the law states that you can't use your phone while driving, so car manufacturers just started sticking big tablet sized screens to their cars

    D. R.D. R.26 dagar sedan
  • When this car will come in India???

    jigyanshu shrivastavajigyanshu shrivastava26 dagar sedan
  • Looks like a great daily driver and it's rear wheel drive. Not sure if it buys itself out of a market because electric cars are expensive but you would still need a weekender if you buy one. This probably competes with the i3. Maybe

    mcfcmcfc26 dagar sedan
  • Ok so I wanted to like Chris Harris’s review of the Honda e which I’ve been wanting to drive myself for a long time. It’s all good because I have a bmw 1 series. But I have to call Chris out on a few things he straight out got wrong. 1. The Honda e is not a light car. It’s 1500kg, 1.5 tonnes! And for a small hatchback that’s a lot. Also, it’s 100kg heavier than my bmw 1 series hatchback which is already a very heavy car and when you drive it, especially around the corners you feel it’s bulky weight. I was disappointed by the cars excessive weight. 2. The Honda e is fast relatively speaking. 8 seconds isn’t bad at all considering it’s low power and heavy weight plus it’s all electric acceleration which will make it feel far nippier. I mean tk put the acceleration in perspective I will use my bmw again as an example. My bmw 116d sport has a 0-60 of around 10 seconds but seconds but believe me for some reason it feels much faster and infact is plenty enough for me and I’ve owned a cross vxr modded previously. As for the car being dressed up but essentially the same as other cars perhaps so. I’ve seen one in person and it’s interior is jlnicer than the exterior and that’s saying a lot since a lot of ppl seem to like the funky modern/retro design. The interior is like IKEA and Japanese interior design came together.

    Anon ymousAnon ymous26 dagar sedan
    • Also, not once have I ever thought I was special or fast or a great car. It IS however very relaxing but yet still retains some acceleration and cool styling aswell as all of those lovey screens and PACKED with tech. The camera wing mirrors for example are excellent and add an expensive feel to the car. You’ll love them. The one pedal braking makes it easier than other cars to drive. It has automatic parking and getting out of spaces also which not many ppl have talked about, maybe becuase it’s not very good. I’d love to try one out just wish it had a fully panoramic sunroof that went all the way back to the back seats...

      Anon ymousAnon ymous26 dagar sedan
  • Sorry guys, I don't need another appliance to charge up over night. Cute looking thing, but I can refuel my car in 5 mins, and get on with my journey. Once they discover the 'dilthium crystals' used by the USS Enterprise, I'll buy one!

    TreadstoneTreadstone27 dagar sedan
  • its the first electric car to turn my head and get me thinking about going electric. if it could do 350+ miles on a charge and was 20k new I'd buy one. For now it's a miss but a close miss.

    jimmydigitaljimmydigital27 dagar sedan
  • Is it the AD of Honda?

    Balamurugan KumarBalamurugan Kumar27 dagar sedan
  • Very pretty but pricey, not enough distance between charges, for those of us who can't always access a charging point, the extra distance means we can last a while longer until we can find somewhere to charge, I can't have a home charger, I have a shared driveway but it's also a public right of way, people can walk through the driveway from one end to the other, so I would have to rely on public charging points, my daily commute is 74 miles, that is a round trip, there's two chargepoints in a car park which closes at night, and the next nearest is in a supermarket about 5 miles away from work, often, they're being used, so I would like to be able to last a few days between charges, working an average 15 hour day, I don't really want to wait a few hours whilst someone does their monthly shop to be able to use a charging point, so, as much as I like the Honda e, sadly it's too much for too little. Hopefully the new Tesla small car will become within the price of the average worker within a few years as the charging infrastructure and range is usually more practical, until then, my little Smart diesel will still be the vehicle of choice as I can run it for a fortnight between fuel ups and I don't have to pay much to keep it running

    Andrew GageAndrew Gage27 dagar sedan
  • meanwhile, check out Ora black cat, chinamobil.ru/eng/great-wall/ora/r1/?view=props , which is a copycat of this car, selling like a hot cake with price under 10 grand and range over 210 miles in China. Should have got sued by Honda for stealing the design...

    Eason ChenEason Chen27 dagar sedan
  • If I'm recharging every day, 20 miles of range is more than enough to go to work and come back, no matter the traffic...

    Victor GalloVictor Gallo28 dagar sedan
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    Jyotirmoy DuttaJyotirmoy Dutta28 dagar sedan