It’s 4pm (ish) here at the press-day of the 45th Tokyo Motorshow, Honda has just announced its plans for the future of mobility, and it looks really exciting! Here’s a first-glimpse what the future holds…
Honda Sports EV Concept
Who says an electric future has to be boring? Honda exhibited the world premiere of the Honda Sports EV (electric-vehicle) Concept.
Although still a concept model, it combines EV performance and AI (artificial intelligence) inside a compact body with the aim to realize the joy of driving the user can feel with a sense of unity with the car.
Here’s a video of the Honda Sports EV Concept in action…
Honda Urban EV Concept
Built on a newly-developed dedicated EV platform, the Honda Urban EV Concept is a concept model which indicates the technology and design directions for Honda’s future of mass-production EV models.
A new model based on this concept will go on sale first in Europe, and then in Japan in 2020.
Here’s the video on the Honda Urban EV Concept…
The Honda NeuV is an EV concept model that explores the potential of mobility products which will be further expanded by automated driving technologies and AI.
NeuV makes judgments about the driver’s state of stress based on facial expressions and/or tone of voice and provides assistance to the driver to support safer driving…
…and by learning the driver’s lifestyle and preferences, provides suggestions to the particular driver, realizing communication between driver and mobility.
Here’s the video on the Honda NeuV Concept…
Based on Honda Sport Hybrid i-MMD, the output and capacity of the battery were increased, and the EV range of more than 100 km was made possible.
The Clarity PHEV, a new-generation plug-in hybrid model, features an exterior form with low vehicle height, spacious cabin that seats 5 adults and a large-capacity cargo area.
The Clarity PHEV is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in summer 2018. We got to drive it yesterday folks, so watch out for that report coming soon!
(Psst! I have a strong suspicion that Honda Malaysia has plans for this car locally, and a lot sooner than you think…)
Here’s the video on the Honda Clarity PHEV…
Speech by Takahiro Hachigo, President and Representative Director at the 2017 Tokyo Motorshow on Honda’s future of mobility…
“Honda has strengths in producing a broad range of products including motorcycles, automobiles, power products and even business jets. And Honda has relationships with 28 million customers around the world, which we established through our products.
Such strengths as a manufacturer and relationships with our customers are proof that Honda has been embodying its passion to “serve people worldwide with the joy of expanding their life’s potential,” which has been widely shared beyond the boundaries of countries and times.
Honda will further strengthen the lineup of our motorcycle and automobile global models, which represent one of Honda’s strengths, and continue to offer a broad range of attractive products to customers all around the world.
Moreover, Honda has been working on the development of various technologies and products which will contribute toward the realization of a carbon-free society and making good progress in making our gasoline-powered vehicles cleaner and more fuel efficient.
In the area of automobiles, we have been expanding the lineup of hybrid vehicles (Ed’s note: Even the PCX Scooter above is a hybrid!) and will continue to strengthen hybrid, plug-in hybrid and EV models from here forward.
With our products equipped with electrification technologies, (for example the Honda Clarity PHEV above) Honda will continue striving for the realization of our enduring passion to realize the joy of helping people and the joy of driving.
Honda will continue taking on challenges to expand the life’s potential of our customers”
Stay tuned for more coming soon from the 2017 Tokyo Motorshow!
Honda EV Photo Gallery…