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2011-12-01 09:56

BATTERY CABRIOLET: Honda’s EV-STER concept certainly looks stunning as it makes its debut at the Tokyo auto show.

TOKYO, Japan – Honda will showcase its EV-STER electric concept car at the at the 42nd Tokyo auto show 2011.

The EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will hopefully attract a larger following in the green-freindly car market. Carbon materials and its light-weight construction allows the electric car to achieve a claimed driving range of 160km.

The EV-Ster's 58kW lithium-ion battery is capable of rocketing the carbriolet from 0-100km/h in five seconds with a top speed of 160km/h.

Recharge time is rated at three hours (200V) and six hours (100v).

Key specifications of the Honda EV-STER:

Vehicle length - 3570mm
Vehicle width -  1500mm
Vehicle height - 1100mm
Wheelbase - 2325mm
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

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