Thursday, September 27, 2012

Official Press Release : Honda EV-STER EV concept car

Also on display at the Paris Motor Show is the EV-STER EV convertible that Honda showed at the last Tokyo Motor Show. This time Honda provided a little bit of specification; battery max power 58kW or 79ps, top speed (160kph or 100mph), charging time, and even acceleration figure. However, before you get too excited or impressed by the time given, do note that it is for the 0-60kph and not mph. 60kph is approximately 37.5mph. To give you an idea, the 1.3l Honda Jazz/Fit Hybrid with the 100ps IMA engine takes around this time to hit 60kph as well and it's a mid-10 seconds car for the 0-60mph run. 

The official Honda press release follows.

HONDA ev-ster

Honda exhibits the EV-STER, next-generation electric small sports concept model at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

Featuring dynamic and innovative styling and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, suggests a new way to enjoy a sports car that is unique to the electric vehicles. The adoption of carbon materials throughout the EV-STER made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight delivering high performance driving and an extensive range of approximately 160 km.

The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering system was adopted in the pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, this concept model enables the driver to make adjustments to many of the vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of driving to the fullest extent.

The instrument panel of the EV-STER features a vehicle information display which provides the driver with an interface that accesses a network display used for the audio and navigation systems and also for using the internet. The thoughtfully designed layout of the meters and displays enables the driver to concentrate on driving and enjoy the comfortable space.

Honda remains committed to developing sports models beyond the expectations of its customers and offering exciting and thrilling mobility products.

Vehicle length
Vehicle width
Vehicle height
Maximum speed
Maximum range
Approximately 160km
(JC08 mode)
10kWh lithium-ion battery
Maximum battery output
Charging time
200V: under 3 hours
100V: under 6 hours

1 comment:

CRV9 said...

Here is my takeaway from this.
It is a RWD!!!
It's an electric car so it's easy to put it anywhere they wanted. But they didn't, concidering the FCX Clarity is a FWD.

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