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Honda Everus VE-1 Launched In China

Japanese automaker is currently developing the Urban EV for the busy streets of Europe. Over in China, the Everus EV-1 prepares to enter production in December 2018 thanks to the help of joint-venture partner Guangzhou Automobile Group.

Based on the HR-V subcompact crossover, the Everus VE-1 promises 340 kilometers (211 miles) per charge from the 53.6-kWh lithium-ion battery. An electric motor drives the front axle with 120 kW (163 PS; 161 horsepower) and 280 Nm (207 pound-feet) of torque.

The Everus VE-1 has three driving modes:

  • N for normal,
  • S for sport, and
  • B for battery saver.

The electric car sharing business of Rui Chida is the first to announce it will field the Honda on Chinese roads, which is a great start for an electric vehicle that hasn’t yet proven itself with retail consumers..

Pricing is expected to start at $24,600 at the current exchange rate.

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