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Honda e review: running costs & insurance

The Honda e is as cheap to run as ever, but it’s now more expensive than electric family cars with more than twice the range

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Running costs & insurance rating

3.5 out of 5

£37,395 - £38,120
Fuel Type:
Insurance groupWarrantyService intervalAnnual company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
25-323yrs/unlimited milesTBCFrom £147/£295

While the starting price of the Honda e has been steadily climbing since it launched in 2020, it’s still as cheap to run as ever. Company-car users in particular will find the Honda e remarkably cheap: Benefit-in-Kind tax of 2% means you’ll only need to pay a negligible £147 and £295 per annum respectively for 20% and 40% taxpayers until the 2024/25 financial year at least.

Honda e insurance group

The base Honda e falls into insurance group 25, while the Advance and Limited Edition model fall into groups 29 and 32 respectively. The e’s insurance ratings are quite a bit higher than those for the Ora Funky Cat or Fiat 500. Even the MINI Electric betters it fractionally, being rated in groups 22 and 23.


Honda offers a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty on all of its new cars, which can be extended for an additional cost. The e's battery is warranted for eight years/100,000 miles.


We haven’t yet got a confirmed servicing schedule for the Honda e, but it should certainly be no worse than the standard 12-month/12,000-mile schedule that applies to most combustion-engined Hondas. The car will also warn you when it requires a service, and the intervals may vary depending on the sort of driving you do.

Road tax

The Honda e is currently zero-rated for VED (more commonly known as road tax) in the UK, but that will come to an end in 2025. Like all electric cars, it’s also exempt from the London Congestion Charge, but only until 2025 as well.

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