DRIVERS have been warned that a popular new electric vehicle is not up to date and has poor performance.
The “expensive” Honda e:Ny1 was criticized for its lackluster dynamics and weak range.
Honda’s new electric vehicle is the first car to be built on Honda’s all-new front-wheel drive e:N Architecture F platform.
It has a handful of handy gadgets, including a 15.1-inch central touchscreen and a 10.25-inch digital instrument display.
However, the vehicle leaves a lot to be desired in traffic.
Its weight of almost two tonnes is felt when navigating sharp corners and it generally lacks the dynamism that other electric vehicles, particularly the Kia EV6, offer.
The e:Ny1 is also incredibly expensive – the average buyer pays £47,000.
As with other electric vehicles, the vehicle’s range poses a risk for drivers making longer journeys.
The Honda e:Ny1 claims to have a range of 256 miles, but many other electric car drivers have reported that factors like cranking up the air conditioning can cause the batteries to drain quickly.
Despite these stumbles, Honda expects 22% of its registrations to consist of e:Ny1 sales by the end of next year – or about 7,500 cars.
It comes after a man was left testing the nation’s most popular electric vehicle after it fell ill in the middle of the road.
Björn Nyland revealed on YouTube that he struggled to save his car after it broke down.
The car enthusiast began his vlog by showing viewers the vehicle he would be driving – a black Tesla Model Y.
Elsewhere, an engine expert explained why electric vehicles are a disaster and could even endanger your life.
Scotty Kilmer used his YouTube channel to condemn electric cars over a glaring problem.