What do you love in a car? Its technology or its visual appearance?
The first time I look at the pictures of the Honda EV concept cars, I was immediately amazed.
Honda has introduced its electric vehicle (EV) concept in two 2017 motor shows. The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show that runs from September 14 to 24, 2017 and the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 that runs from October 27 to November 5, 2017.
The Honda EV concepts are designed in the classic retro-style, a design that would remind you of the vehicles in the 70s.
There are two concepts, the Urban EV Concept and the Sports EV Concept.
1. The Honda Urban EV Concept
Built on a newly-developed dedicated EV platform, the Honda Urban EV Concept is a concept model which indicates the technology and design directions for Honda’s future mass-production EV models. A new model based on this concept will go on sale first in Europe, and then in Japan in 2020.
The Urban EV Concept is simply adorable. It reminds me of the first generation Honda Civic, a classic hatchback small car, but with a bit of futuristic touch.
2. The Honda Sports EV Concept
Honda exhibited the world premiere of the Honda Sports EV Concept, a concept model which combines EV performance and AI (artificial intelligence) inside a compact body with the aim to realize the joy of driving the user can feel with a sense of unity with the car.
The Honda Sports EV Concept also gave me a hint of another nostalgic coupe model, the Honda 1300 series. Same as the Urban EV, the sporty car concept is mixed with intriguing yet minimalistic design cues.
Honda also introduces a smart energy transfer system at Frankfurt Motor Show which is called Power Manager Concept.
The system is designed to incorporate electric vehicles into a smart power grid. It enables the collection and distribution of electricity between the grid, homes and businesses and electric vehicles, to intelligently balance demand and efficient storage of energy. Honda will apply its Power Manager technology as part of a smart grid pilot scheme in the west of France.
- Global motor show debut for pure-electric Honda concept car
- Modern interior environment includes wrap-around panoramic dashboard screen
- Sets the direction for a future Honda production model scheduled for 2019
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