Honda EV Concept
The EV Concept is designed to meet the daily
driving needs of the average metropolitan commuter and utilises
the same 5-passenger layout found in the popular Fit hatchback
(known as Jazz in Europe).
The Honda EV Concept will achieve an estimated
160 km (100 mile) driving range per charge using the US EPA LA4*
city cycle . Driving range can be maximised by use of an
innovative 3-mode electric drive system, adapted from the 2011
Honda CR-Z sporty hybrid. In addition to this, the Honda EV
Concept will include several interactive coaching systems to
assist the driver in maximising battery range.
Alongside the Honda EV Concept will be a
prototype Honda charging stand, providing a glimpse at the
future of an electric-charging infrastructure that is easy to
use and intuitive for consumers.
Honda Plug-in Hybrid
Honda will also unveil a plug-in hybrid platform,
which showcases Honda's next-generation two-motor hybrid system.
Integrated into a mid-size sedan platform, the plug-in hybrid is
designed to be compatible with daily driving habits, allowing
for short, frequent trips in all-electric mode, while providing
long-distance driving capability when needed.
The Honda two-motor system continuously moves
through three different modes to maximise driving efficiency:
all-electric, petrol-electric and a engine direct-drive mode.
The plug-in hybrid also uses regenerative braking to charge the
The FCX Clarity will be displayed alongside the
two concept vehicles demonstrating its position as the ultimate
solution to zero emissions mobility. The world’s first
production fuel cell electric vehicle has been available to
lease in the US and Japan since 2008.
(Feb. 15, 2011)