Tokyo 2011: Honda EV-STER

Tokyo 2011: Honda EV-STER image

Text: / Photos: Honda Press | posted December 01, 2011 13:43

Charged and powered up

At the Tokyo Big Sight, Honda exhibited their latest concept for fun, sporty mobility with the EV-STER, a next generation electric roadster concept.

The EV-STER combines dynamic styling with electric car performance and zero emissions. The new concept, as Honda sees it, proposes a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility.

image alt

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 a fun drive.

image alt

The EV-STER concept also enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings. The instrument panel also features a vehicle information display and a network display for the audio, navigation systems and internet access.

Honda claims the EV-STER can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in just 5 seconds, a quick charge time of around 3 hours and a top speed of 160 km/h.

The EV-STER will be on display from December 3 to 11.