Auto Shows Honda Urban EV Concept Is An Adorable City Car

17:14  12 september  2017
17:14  12 september  2017 Source:   MSN

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and we love it! Built on an entirely new platform, the Honda Urban EV concept is providing us a first look at the Japanese company’s direction for “the technology and design that will appear on a future battery electric Honda production model.”.

The Honda Urban EV Concept gives retro car design an electric makeoverHonda. Revealed at the Frankfurt motor show on 12 September, the Honda Urban EV Concept is an all-electric glimpse at what small city cars could look like towards the end of the decade.

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Built on an entirely new platform, the Honda Urban EV concept is providing us a first look at the Japanese company’s direction for “the technology and design that will appear on a future battery electric Honda production model.” If we get the message right, future production EVs from the brand will have retro-inspired design and advanced electric systems. Adorable!

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What’s even more important, a production version of this exact study is planned for 2019, as confirmed by Honda president Takahiro Hachigo during the brand’s press conference at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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The concept will provide a glimpse of a future production model, which will be Honda ’s first EV model for the Continent. Speculation is that the vehicle will be a small, city car -sized offering. Earlier this year, the automaker showed its New Electric Urban Vehicle (NeuV) concept at the 2017 CES in Las

As such, it could be a glimpse at the concept car ’s grille. • Best electric cars on sale 2017 No other information has been revealed, but the concept ’s name allows us to speculate as to what Honda has up its sleeve. ‘ Urban ’ reveals that this will be a small EV for town and city streets, so.

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“This is not some vision of the distant future; a production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019,” he told the gathered media at the 2017 IAA.

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The Urban EV concept somehow reminds us of the cute second generation Civic with its wide-eyed fascia and compact dimensions, which, in fact, positions it just below the current Jazz supermini (available in Europe and other international markets, not in Canada). Honda says its balanced proportions give it a “planted, muscular stance,” hinting at some sporty driving characteristics.

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A long time ago, Honda built a car called the City . It was adorable , tiny, and has garnered something of a cult following today. Think of the Honda Urban EV Concept , which debuted Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA), as more than a spiritual successor.

‘ Urban ’ reveals that this will be a small EV for town and city streets, so we’re looking at something city car sized or smaller. Honda also has form when it comes to small electric concept vehicles. In January, the firm revealed the NeuV (New Electric Urban Vehicle)

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Between the two circular headlights at the front, there’s a display projecting information such as greetings, advice for other drivers on the road, or charging status updates. The recipe is similar at the back, where the car will display the current charging status of the batteries and the logo of the marque.

Inside the cabin, thankfully, there’s a steering wheel, as well as pedals and a windscreen with slim A-pillars. The minimalistic layout of the interior includes two bench seats for a total of four passengers, a large dashboard console with wood finish, and a wrap-around screen that runs behind the dash and extends into the doors.

The central part of the display presents information about the vehicle status, including range, remaining battery life, and energy consumption, while the extended door screens function as the car’s wing mirrors through digital camera displays.

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