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Limited edition Honda E electric car revealed

Honda has revealed a new version of its compact E electric car – but, as with the standard model, it won’t be coming to Australia

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Honda has revealed a limited-edition version of its first purpose-built electric vehicle, the 2022 Honda E Limited Edition – but as with the car it’s based on, it’s not coming to Australia.

Based on the flagship Honda E Advance model, the recently-announced run of 50 special-edition cars can be distinguished by their unique Premium Crystal Red paintwork, black 17-inch wheels and other darkened exterior elements.

To celebrate its launch, Honda invited Red Bull Racing Formula One driver Max Verstappen – who drove a Honda-engined car to an F1 World Championship last year – for a steer through the Italian neighborhood of Dozza.

The Honda E Advance is a fully-electric hatchback powered by a single rear-mounted electric motor developing 113kW/315Nm. It features a 35.5kWh battery pack and is claimed to be capable of 220km on a full charge.

the 2022 Honda E Advanced Limited Edition is priced from £38,120 drive-away in the UK, which converts to about $AU67,000.

Given the Honda E range is not offered by Honda Australia, don’t expect to see the new Limited Edition on our roads.

However, that has not stopped private enterprise fulfilling the burgeoning need for electric cars in Australia. Drive has had the chance to review an imported Honda E on local soil – click here to read that review.

After more than a decade working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands like Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan returned to being a motoring writer – the very first job he held in the industry.

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