The funky Honda e takes the moose test
Success or disappointment?
Thanks to their small size, which gives them unparalleled agility, city cars are naturally ideal for urban use. With their reduced width, these cars are therefore limited in terms of handling. But the arrival of electric cars with a lowered centre of gravity may well give them a new chance on twisty roads.
This is what the Spaniards of km77 have verified by passing the small and lovely Honda e on the grill. With its lilliputian size and its very nice style, the Japanese electric city car clearly doesn't have the stature of a sports car. But will it still shine in the moose test?
Yes, the e does well, passing between the cones at a maximum speed of 75 kph (46.6 mph), which is more than adequate for a city car. The car's rather direct and precise steering combined with its small size allows it to manoeuvre with great agility between the cones.
There is a very slight oversteer in the second lane of cones before returning quickly and smoothly in the third lane. The Honda e passes the test as quickly as a Mercedes-AMG A45 S, which is quite remarkable.