Honda to debut battery cabrio

2011-12-01 09:56

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

  • Mogo - 2011-12-01 12:56

    "0-100km/h in five seconds" and futher down it says "Acceleration - (0-60km/h) 5.0 sec". So which is it? Although I highly dought this 58kw motor will propel the car 0-100 in 5secs!

  • riaan.v.rensburg - 2011-12-01 15:03

    Typical News24 reporting. It should read 0-60 mph, or since we are in South Africa, the journalist/copy-paster should have made the conversion to kph himself. But, on topic, if it does indeed achieve that acceleration, its probably due to the car weighing not very much. Problem comes in if you add a passenger, then the accelaration time would probably be something like 7 seconds...just guesstimating..

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