HONDA E BECOMES FIRST JAPANESE VEHICLE TO WIN ‘GERMAN CAR OF THE YEAR’ ADDS TO GROWING TALLY OF GLOBAL ACCOLADES

  • Honda e also tops ‘New Energy’ category of the prestigious German awards
  • Most recent gain follows Europe-large achievements like recognition from Red Dot Style Award, Autocar journal (British isles) and Information Intercontinental (British isles)
  • Honda’s compact EV also nominated for Auto of the 12 months 2021 in Hungary and Denmark
  • Awards endorse Honda’s motivation to producing state-of-the-art and attractive merchandise, built without compromise

 

Honda’s initial battery electrical motor vehicle for Europe, the Honda e, has been named ‘German Auto of the 12 months 2021’ in the country’s prestigious once-a-year Auto of the 12 months Awards, turning into the initial motor vehicle from a Japanese brand to do so. The car also gained in the ‘New Energy’ category.

 

This is the newest in a sequence of prestigious accolades to be supplied to the Honda e given that its launch in Spring 2020, like the top rated honour in the Red Dot Style Awards.

 

The German Auto of the 12 months awards are determined by a jury of top German car journalists. The panel exams and assessments the newest cars, rating them according to their usability, driving properties, industry relevance and degree of innovation. The winners of 5 categories – Compact, Top quality, Luxury, New Electricity and Functionality – then go head-to-head to choose an total winner.

 

“For Honda e to be the initial Japanese car to be awarded German Auto of the 12 months is a excellent honour and just one we are exceptionally proud to receive”, additional Katsuhisa Okuda, CO & President of Honda Motor Europe. “Customer and media response to the Honda e given that it was initial unveiled has been overwhelmingly positive. The Honda e is a excellent case in point of a merchandise with a exclusive design and style, featuring chopping-edge technological know-how and state-of-the-art intelligent connectivity to preserve house owners connected with their each day life. We are pretty grateful for this award.”

“Honda e represents a new style of mobility where the car plays a central role in producing a “seamless connection” involving a variety of sides of life.”  commented Tomofumi Ichinose, Honda e Significant Project Chief.

 

“Honda e was also formulated to be the ideal city commuter in response to environmental challenges, specifically in town areas. Development of Honda e was a significant obstacle, nonetheless at the very same time, it was exciting to visualize a attractive and brighter long term in which Honda e plays its section. Staff members and I are delighted to acquire this award, a recognition that the eyesight this car represents has benefit.”

 

This newest award for the Honda e follows notable achievements and recognition from across Europe. In the British isles, the Honda e triumphed in Autocar’s ‘Britain’s Best Car’ Awards 2020 in the ‘Best Auto Tech’ category, and it was just lately named ‘City / Compact Auto of the Year’ in the Information Intercontinental Motor Awards 2020.

 

In Germany, the Honda e has also additional a EuroCarBody 2020 award from Automotive Circle to its German Auto of the 12 months title, just months after obtaining two prestigious Red Dot awards for outstanding design and style, like top rated ‘Best of the Best 2020’ honours. The Honda e has given that been on display at the earth-renowned Red Dot Style Museum in Essen, Germany.

 

In Belgium, Honda’s city electrical supermini has been nominated for an Autogid Journal award, in the ‘Electric Small’ category, and is also in the managing for ‘Hungarian Auto of the Year’, after remaining named the ‘Most Exciting Novelty/New Car’ by Vezess.hu last yr. Somewhere else in Europe, the Honda e has been nominated in Spain’s Axel Springer Motor Awards in the ‘small cars’ category and in Italy it’s in the managing to be named Quattroruote’s ‘Car of the Year’. Meanwhile in Denmark, the car has been shortlisted for Denmark Auto of the 12 months 2021.

 

The Honda e was released previously this yr and is an vital product in Honda’s motivation to electrify 100% of its European mainstream models by 2022. Location new benchmarks for modern car design and style and state-of-the-art e-mobility, the Honda e has been built without compromise with a target on performance and usability. It features a seamless, smooth and present day look, with chopping-edge technological know-how and state-of-the-art intelligent connectivity to preserve house owners in sync with each day life.

 

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