2011 Tokyo Motor Show: Honda unveils the EV-Ster Concept

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 30, 2011

Honda Motor Co., Ltd.’s global debut of its next-generation electric small sports concept model -- EV-STER – is at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011. The show will run from December 3 to 11 at Tokyo Big Sight. The rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible features an excellent environmental performance as well as an innovative and dynamic styling design. It will unveil a new way to enjoy a sports-type model, which is unique to the electromotive mobility.

The vehicle also boasts a high driving performance and a range of around 160km, thanks to the use of carbon materials which reduced the automobile's weight. It has an easy-to-operate twin-lever steering, which was adopted in pursuit of the joy of driving. Additionally, the new concept model allows the car owner to adjust some of the unit's features like suspension settings and motor output.

Moreover, the instrument panel does not only display meters, but also the network display used for the audio, navigation systems and internet access as well as the vehicle information display. The layout of the displays and meters are well designed, allowing the driver to focus on driving while enjoying the comfortable space. Honda continues with its commitment to develop sports models beyond customer expectations and to offer exciting mobility products.

Press Release

Honda EV-Ster Concept

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. staged the world premiere of the Honda EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the Honda EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility. The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km. The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.

Furthermore, the instrument panel features not only meters, but also the vehicle information display which enables the driver to enjoy driving as well as the network display used for the audio and navigation systems and also for the internet access. The well-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.

Key specifications

Vehicle length: 3,570mm
Vehicle width: 1,500mm
Vehicle height: 1,100mm
Wheelbase: 2,325mm
Maximum speed: 160km/h
Acceleration 0-60km/h: 5.0 sec
Maximum range: Approximately 160km (JC08 mode)
Battery: 10kWh lithium-ion battery
Maximum battery output: 58kW
Charging time
200V: under 3 hours
100V: under 6 hours

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