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As with any new technology, there’ll always be lots of questions. The same is true for the new Honda e – we hope you’ll find the answers to some of them here.

What are the benefits of owning an electric car?

Based on a cost-per-mile basis, a pure electric car could cost you less than a third of a petrol or diesel car. There are also significant tax advantages and some government grants to help you on your way.
Yes, electric cars need servicing. Usually, a pure electric car has just these main components: the electric motor, an on-board charger, the battery and an inverter. This is one of the main reasons why electric cars cost less to service; compared to a conventional petrol or diesel car they need less maintenance. Electric motors have proved to be very reliable, requiring very little attention.
Electric cars must pass the NCT test – like any other vehicle – after four years. The main difference is that there’s no emissions test. Everything else like the brakes, suspension, lights, steering components and bearings etc. still apply.

What is an electric car like to drive?

There are no gears in an electric car, it’s a direct drive – straight to the wheels. Just press the accelerator pedal and you get smooth power instantly from the electric motor; it’s clean, efficient and produces strong performance with zero emissions.
Electric cars don’t need a multi-speed, manual or automatic gearbox. Unlike combustion engines, electric motors have a very wide power band – they run at high RPM – and a simple fixed-ratio transmission is all that’s needed.

How do electric cars charge?

You’ll need to install a plug-in socket at home and then plan your journey so that you can recharge when necessary on longer drives. Whenever your electric car tells you that the battery is running low, you just plug it in. It’s so simple…like plugging in the kettle.

Yes, the government offer a grant of up to €600 towards a home charger.

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Charging at home overnight can cost as little as €3 using night rate electricity (costs vary by electricity supplier) ESB Ireland offer a Pay-As-You-Go plan or a monthly subscription for any of their fast charge points throughout Ireland. To learn more visit:

There are three different types of charging options: Home charging – 6-8 hours, Public charging (Standard AC) – 1-6 hours depending on car model and range Fast charging (DC) – 30* minutes to achieve an 80% charge with High Power Charging.
Tax for all EVs is currently in the lowest tax bracket which is €120* (Correct as of September 2020)


Charging your Honda e is effortless thanks to its charging point being positioned centrally into the bonnet, allowing easy
access from either side of the car. We’ve even designed the cable to be angled away from the car to protect the paintwork when charging.

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