Honda EV-STER Concept gets the “Green” light for a production model

honda ev ster concept hypermiling Honda EV STER Concept gets the Green light for a production model

Hot from the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has confirmed that its EV-STER Concept will spawn a full production version of the 2 seater.

This mid engine rear wheel drive could be the firms replacement for its discontinues S2000 which proved to be hugely popular. From the image above its hard to imagine that the EV-STER is actually a very small car indeed, measuring just over 3 1/2 meters long, only marginally bigger than the Honda Beat.

Honda  have also revealed that its micro EV roadster could arrive in the market as early as 2012,  and may also give options of an fossil fueled and hybrid versions for those with range anxiety. In EV form the range has been rated at around 100miles with charging taking 2 hours from a 200v plug.

Theres no news regarding availabily is Europe but we’ll keep you posted. Read More for the press release from Honda.

TOKYO, Japan, November 30, 2011 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the 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.

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