In-depth reviews

Honda e running costs

Great finance figures make the Honda e more affordable than its fairly high list price initially suggests

Overall rating

4.5 out of 5

Running costs rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£29,950 - £32,450
Fuel Type:
Electric
Insurance groupWarrantyService interval2021/22 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)
25-293yrs/unlimited milesTBCFrom £61 / £123

Honda estimates the e will cost £299 per month with a £6,000 deposit or part-exchange from the customer on a three-year PCP contract, while the Advance will cost a further £50 per month. Those are very reasonable terms that put the Honda fairly close in terms of finance cost to larger rivals like the Peugeot e-208, Vauxhall Corsa-e and Renault ZOE.

A full charge from a domestic socket will cost around £5, or you could halve that cost if you stick to off-peak, overnight tariffs. Company-car users will find the Honda e remarkably cheap: Benefit-in-Kind tax is a negligible £61 and £123 per annum respectively for 20% and 40% taxpayers during the 2021/22 financial year.

Honda e insurance group

The Honda e falls into insurance group 25, or 29 for the Advance, which is a little high compared to rivals like the ZOE. Even the MINI Electric betters it fractionally, being rated in groups 22 and 23.

Warranty

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 warrantied for eight years/100,000 miles.

Servicing

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 not liable for VED (road tax) in the UK due to its zero-emissions status.

Most Popular

Top 7 best hybrid and electric sports cars 2021
Taycan
Best cars

Top 7 best hybrid and electric sports cars 2021

Bringing thrills and performance with their powerful electric motors, these are the best electric and hybrid performance cars to buy in the UK in 2021
22 Jul 2021
Are electric cars expensive to insure?
Pros and cons of electric company cars - illustration
Your questions answered

Are electric cars expensive to insure?

Everything you need to know about insuring an electric car, including how expensive it is and why
19 Jul 2021
Volvo baby electric SUV to lead new charge of electric models
Volvo teaser
Volvo

Volvo baby electric SUV to lead new charge of electric models

Volvo is adding a smaller electric SUV to its range as part of wider plans to go purely electric by 2030; it’s likely to be built in China, but will n…
23 Jul 2021