Honda finally says how much power the electric E hatchback will make

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Honda E Prototype is a too-cute EV for Europe Honda 1:54 Post a comment 0 Review • 2019 Honda Insight review: Third time’s a charm Preview • 2019 Honda Insight: The 55-mpg Civic Honda’s adorable E Prototype looks ready to hit the road More From Roadshowcenter_img 35 Photos Electric Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks Share your voice Enlarge ImageIt’s nice to see the E in something other than white paint, for a change. Honda The Honda E electric hatchback looks awfully promising, even though it’s not coming to the US. The automaker hasn’t exactly been forthright with specifications thus far, but on the eve of its Goodwood Festival of Speed debut, we finally have an idea of how much power the darn thing makes.Honda on Tuesday unveiled a few more tidbits of information about the E. Its single electric motor on the rear axle produces about 148 horsepower and torque “in excess of” 221 pound-feet of torque. Given its diminutive dimensions and 50/50 weight distribution, that means it should rock just about any autocross course it comes across. The automaker also said that, because the rear wheels deliver the power, it was able to add extra steering articulation on the front axle. Its turning diameter is pretty small as a result, requiring a little over 28 feet to complete a full circle. Its four-corner McPherson strut layout means it should be both comfortable yet solid.Honda also said that the E will sport a one-pedal driving mode. Single Pedal Control, as Honda calls it, will allow the vehicle to accelerate and decelerate with just a single pedal, using regenerative braking to slow the vehicle, presumably to a stop. It’s unclear if this will be a default mode, or if it will require a button press to activate. Other EVs have similar systems that can be bypassed if a driver prefers it.Preorders for the Honda E are already open in Europe. It will sport standard camera side mirrors, further distancing it from the US market, where such tech remains illegal. We’ll get a good look at it this week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where we hope it will take a run up the famed hill climb course. Honda More about 2019 Honda Insight 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuelast_img read more

What can we do if BNP polling agents dont come

first_imgOnly the opposition candidates can explain the reasons for their polling agents not showing up at the centres, chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said.”What can we do if the agents of ‘sheaf of paddy’ (BNP’s electoral symbol) do not come?” the CEC said in reply to the journalists’ question as to why there was no agent of Bangladesh Nationalist Party at the IES School and College polling centre at Uttara Sector-5 in Dhaka, where he went to cast his vote in the 11th parliamentary elections on Sunday. CEC Nurul Huda talking to the journalistsNo one complained over any obstacles to enter the voting centres, he said. When the journalists asked him if he had seen any BNP polling agent at the centre, he said he did not notice that.Barring a few exceptions, the situation is fine all over the country, the CEC claimed. The returning officers, police and the law enforcement were given directives to carry out their specific duties, he said. All the centres couldn’t be controlled staying in Dhaka, but voting will be postponed if the situation was out of control, Nurul Huda said.Voting was suspended at the centres where irregularities broke out, and if the situation improves, voting would be resumed at these centres later, he further said.On the allegations that the voters at some centres are being forced to vote for Boat, the CEC said he had not heard anything like that.When asked if this election could remove the previous election’s stigma, he said, “Let the election be finished first.”last_img read more