Famend petrolhead Guy Martin has joined the electric motion by buying a Honda E electrical hatchback.

The previous motorbike racer and TV character has lengthy been a fan of all issues mechanical and technological, and was taken by the Honda E’s “mixture of futuristic know-how, dynamic efficiency and pleasing driving expertise”.

“There was just one winner for me when it got here to selecting an electrical automotive,” mentioned Martin. “I’ve all the time been a fan of Honda and going electrical with the Honda e appeared like the subsequent pure step, particularly to do my bit in contributing in direction of the surroundings.

“The group at D.M Keith Honda have been actually accommodating and made the swap over to electrical a simple one.”

He bought the EV at D.M. Keith Honda in Grimsby. Danny Sutton, gross sales supervisor on the dealership added: “We’re thrilled to have the ability to provide an electrical automotive for environmentally acutely aware patrons resembling Man, that need a high-quality automobile that doesn’t compromise on the traditional Honda driving expertise.”

2020 Honda e

The retro-styled Honda E is priced from £26,160 (together with the federal government’s £3,500 electrical automotive grant), with the highest spec Advance mannequin coming in at £28,660.

The usual mannequin has a 134 bhp electrical powertrain, with that determine being bumped as much as 152 bhp for the high quality mannequin. These horses are produced by a water-cooled 35.5 kWh battery powering an electrical motor that drives the rear wheels.

A full cost gives you 136 miles, whereas 80 % of the battery’s capability might be reached from zero with simply half-hour of charging.