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Honda Unveils New Compact Electric Vehicle

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Honda is showing off its first compact electric vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology.

Drivers can operate the door locks and the air conditioner using a smartphone app. The “Honda e” has no side-view mirrors and instead displays the rear areas on monitors in front of the driver’s seat.

Honda will release the model on October 30, with prices starting at 4.51 million yen (about 42,600 dollars).