Pierre Gasly and the Honda e
Fresh from his first-ever Formula 1 race victory at the 2020 Italian Grand Prix, Pierre Gasly is one of the hottest names in the racing world. He’s known for driving confidently and driving fast. Very fast, in fact. But even a world-class Formula 1 driver needs some occasional downtime, and as you can see in this video, the Honda e is the perfect car for that.
No ordinary car
As you might expect, Gasly’s life is anything but ordinary. He’s the first Frenchman in more than 20 years to win an F1 race. So when he’s off the track, why should he settle for an ordinary car? With its innovative design, dynamic performance and cutting-edge technology, the Honda e is the car of the future, today.
FOCUS ON PERFORMANCE
Take a closer look at the innovative technologies that make the Honda e a joy to drive.
The chassis on the Honda e has been designed to provide the driver with a smooth and seamless ride, along with stunning agility and a silent drive.
The drive is enhanced thanks to independent rear suspension, with the electric motor powering the rear wheels to enhance the driving experience.
With its 50:50 weight distribution and low centre of gravity, the Honda e gives the driver a satisfying, exciting drive.
It’s essential to maintain an even temperature for the battery pack to perform with efficiency.
The high-capacity 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery is ultra-reliable and can use either a CCS2 DC rapid charger or a type 2 AC connector.
By having the charging point on the bonnet, it’s simple to charge your Honda e from either side of the car. An LED system gives you an up-to-date charging status.
You’ve never seen a dashboard display quite like this before. The full-width digital dashboard is made up of five screens, with two 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens occupying the central section. These stunning dual screens form the infotainment display, where you and your passengers have access to a range of smart apps and services for music, navigation, travel information and more.
Side Camera Mirror System
Conventional car wing mirrors are replaced by sleek cameras on both sides of the vehicle, providing the driver with live images beamed to the dashboard’s two outer screens. With ‘Normal view’ and ‘Wide view’ options, the driver can choose to extend their field of vision, giving full visibility of what’s behind the car and dramatically reducing blind spots.
As Gasly demonstrates in the above video, charging the Honda e is a walk in the park. The charging point is integrated into the bonnet, allowing easy access from either side of the car, and the charging status LED system provides live updates. After a full charge, the Honda e’s range of 137 miles gives you plenty of energy for weekly urban driving.
A car as innovative as the Honda e requires an equally innovative app, and that’s where My Honda+ comes in. There are countless ways the app can help you with your life, from climate control to remotely change the car’s temperature, to a charging scheduler to ensure you only charge at off-peak times to save money. Plus, in 2021 you’ll have access to the Digital Key service, meaning you can use your smartphone to unlock and start your car.
Keep life interesting
The Honda e is a dream made real. With a seamless drive and cutting-edge technology, it’s the ideal car for anyone who appreciates a little downtime from a fast-paced lifestyle, but who also knows that relaxation doesn’t have to be boring…