Electric vehicles are the next most promising vehicles globally as the electric technology contains a lot of potential. Although electric car manufacturers have done a wonderful job by coming up with new cars, the fact remains that they are not as widely accepted as petrol and diesel cars.
Honda, at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, has unveiled an all new electric sports car concept called as Honda EV-STER. The fundamentals of design and concept are quite similar to that of Tesla Roadster(another leading electric car from Tesla) but the cars are a bit dissimilar.
As per the claims made by Honda, EV-STER has a full charge range of 100 miles only but the 0-100 km/h acceleration is generous at 5 seconds. The body is made up of carbon fiber and the overall styling is very much influenced by Honda CR-Z but with a heavy dose of futuristic design.
A very interesting feature on the inside is that instead of a steering wheel you get a yoke to steer the vehicle. This looks more of a gaming console and the dashboard and instrument cluster design complements it.
Another interesting feature, also seen in some of the recent cars, is the driver seat with a colour different from that of passenger’s seat.
Honda EV-STER Electric Car Specifications
- Vehicle length: 3,570mm
- Vehicle width: 1,500mm
- Vehicle height: 1,100mm
- Wheelbase: 2,325mm
- Maximum speed: 160km/h
- Acceleration 0-60km/h: 5.0 sec
- Maximum range: Approximately 160km (JC08 mode)
- Battery: 10kWh lithium-ion battery
- Maximum battery output: 58kW
- Charging time
- 200V: under 3 hours
- 100V: under 6 hours
EV-STER does not come as a breakthrough but its worth an applause that Honda is working sincerely on electric cars.