Honda has taken the wraps of its Sports EV concept car at the Tokyo motor show, an impressive electric sports cars with the clear intention of the production.
The compact sports concept is the second model in the preview on the Honda, the new, dedicated electric car platform, after Urban EV city car from the recent Frankfurt show.
Honda is ready to create a family of electric vehicle off the new architecture to achieve the economies of scale. Urban EV will make the production in 2019 as the first model in the new family.
In recent years, Honda has significantly increased the quantity of its sports offerings, and the creation of an electric sports car would be a clear declaration of intent for Honda to continue with the creation of sport models, in the era of electrification. Already has an electrified supercar, of course, with the NSX, so is no stranger to technology.
No other car manufacturer offers a model, like the Sports EV, the present, and if the Honda can turn around the concept of the production, the faster will be the Urban EV, may have the Sport EV in production to 2020, well ahead of any rival.
Want to join the NSX and the Civic Type R as one of Honda’s tip of the services offered, as well as the S660 mid-engined, rear-wheel drive kei car sales in Japan only. The NSX and S660 began as a concept car that went on to do the production, so that the Honda has recent experience in the see the her sports car concepts, through production.
Honda has maintained an air of mystery that surrounds the specifications of the new concept, however, including the type of transmission. The company says â€œcombines EV performance and TO the inside of a compact bodyâ€.
The intention of the concept, according to a short Honda statement, is for the driver to â€œachieve the pleasure of driving…with a sense of unity with the carâ€.
The concept borrows its main design themes, very well-received Urban EV concept, the design of which Honda has said it will make production largely unchanged.
Urban EV 3895mm long. Sports EV seems to be a little longer, close to 3950mm of the Mazda MX-5, which is the best indication of the footprint of the Honda, even if with different proportions.
Honda has kept the classic long bonnet, cabin-back proportions of a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car in the electrification era.
Honda has already committed to have an electrified version of each model in its range, from now on, announced in a more low compared to competitors.
In Europe, Honda hopes to have the two-thirds of its sales of new cars using electric technology by 2025, five years earlier than its global aim global.
Specific powertrain details have been given for the Urban EV and Sports EV concepts. Honda said Urban EV characterized by a high density, lightweight battery pack and integrated management of heat and energy transfer functions to and from the vehicle, and the same technology seems to function Sport EV, too.
Honda sources had suggested a range of around 150 km for the city EV concept, so something similar should be expected for the Sports EV.
Here is the typical 300-mile range quote is from rival companies with electric offerings, even though Honda electric concepts small city car dimensions that a large range is less likely to be a problem.