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Honda's sporty EV-STER concept unveiled

Honda's sporty EV-STER concept...
Honda EV-STER concept
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Honda's EV-STER driver display shows all the essential journey information, including remaining charge and predicted range
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Honda's EV-STER driver display shows all the essential journey information, including remaining charge and predicted range
Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
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Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
Inside Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
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Inside Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
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Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
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Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
The EV-STER's driver display.
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The EV-STER's driver display.
The EV-STER's driver display.
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The EV-STER's driver display.
Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
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Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car
In the EV-STER's driving seat, with twin-lever controls and driver display
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In the EV-STER's driving seat, with twin-lever controls and driver display
The EV-STER's audio display
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The EV-STER's audio display
The EV-STER concept features customizable suspension
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The EV-STER concept features customizable suspension
Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. (Image: Gizmag)
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Honda's EV-STER electric small sports concept car at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. (Image: Gizmag)
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Honda EV-STER concept
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Honda EV-STER concept
Honda EV-STER concept
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Honda EV-STER concept
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More from the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, where Honda today unveiled the two-seater EV-STER, which it describes as the "next-generation electric small sports concept". Honda says that its lightweight frame made of "carbon materials" grants a range of approximately 160 km (99 miles) while simultaneously improving performance. Honda very much emphasizes the EV-STER's driving experience, citing the ability to customize motor output and suspension settings, as well as its twin-lever control instead of a steering wheel.

Behind the twin levers is a futuristic three-screen display which, in addition to all the essential data, displays navigational information, an audio system display and the internet.

Honda EV-STER key specifications:

  • Vehicle length: 3,570 mm (140.6 in)
  • Vehicle width: 1,500 mm (59 in)
  • Vehicle height: 1,100 mm (43.3 in)
  • Wheelbase: 2,325 mm (91.5 in)
  • Maximum speed: 160 km/h (99 mph)
  • Acceleration 0-60 km/h (0-37 mph): 5.0 sec
  • Maximum range (JC08 mode): Approximately 160 km (99 miles)
  • Battery: 10 kWh lithium-ion battery
  • Maximum battery output: 58 kW
  • Charging time at 200V: Under 3 hours. At 100V: under 6 hours
In the EV-STER's driving seat, with twin-lever controls and driver display
In the EV-STER's driving seat, with twin-lever controls and driver display

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5 comments
Tom Phoghat Sobieski
\"Acceleration 0-60 km/h (0-37 mph): 5.0 sec\" Kind of porky 99 MPH top speed okay acceleration should be better
SamD
Peukert effect Tom. They\'ll be chasing range as a tradeoff.
voluntaryist
And by \"lightweight frame\" we should assume what? It\'s lighter than some, lightest, or what? No hype please, just the facts: What does it weigh? What\'s the curb weight? Drag? Then we can judge. I see no sealed wheel wells so I assume on sealed undercarriage. One day I would like to see a concept car like the Aptera, truly a serious EV.
Burnerjack
What is it that gives some designers the idea that a potential customer interested in EVs would be intrigued by a car that looks like it belongs on the set of \"Lost in Space\"? The one thing I like about the Volt is it looks \"normal\". I want to save on my fuel bill,WITHOUT looking like a freak.
54yelnats
Gotta ruv the \"ERAPSED TIME\" in the dash. Nice car though.