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2011 Tokyo Motor Show: Honda Reveals Electric Car Concepts

 
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2011 Honda AC-X Plug-In Hybrid Concept



Honda is really covering all the bases with its latest concepts, due at the Tokyo Motor Show in just a few weeks time.

From a city cars and sports cars to an electric mobility scooter the seven vehicles will appeal to totally different people, but all share a common theme: electric power.

Honda also says the concepts have been designed with the mantra, "what makes people feel good?". That probably applies to some of the vehicles more than others...

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AC-X concept

Looking suspiciously like an updated version of the FC-X Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that's been around for several years, the AC-X instead uses plug-in hybrid technology and is more likely to see series production as a result. The car has an "engine drive mode" for more aggressive driving and an "automatic drive mode" for relaxed driving. As a plug-in hybrid, we'd expect a full EV mode too, unlike Honda's current series hybrids.

Micro Commuter Concept

Yesterday we mentioned that the Suzuki Q looked very much like an interpretation of the Renault Twizy, and the same applies here. Honda's Micro Commuter Concept is more aggressively styled than either the Q or the Twizy but continues the same theme of personal mobility and customizing. A Honda Motor Compo (see next page) can actually be loaded into the trunk.

Small Sports EV Concept

Not a snappy name, and Honda hasn't revealed many details either - only that it's designed to "maximize driving fun while achieving excellent environmental performance". It reminds us a little of the 2008 Honda Open Study Concept, with the benefits of smooth, clean EV running.




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  1. That is a nice looking car. I even like them doing away with the round steering wheel. Since all the young people coming up in the world now are gaming experts, those game-boy paddles are right up their alley. Now, if Honda will keep the concept just like it is and start mass producing it, it should be a very successful vehicle.
     
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  2. Nice to see Honda still has some style, minus the goofy stuff. Whats really going to matter is if they can deliver on efficiency.
     
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