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Honda at the Tokyo Motor Show


Honda has announced a range of green concepts for the Tokyo Motor Show , including a Small Sports EV Concept, a plug-in hybrid and an electric city commuter vehicle .

The Small Sports EV Concept is a next-generation compact EV sports model that Honda claims will be fun to drive while achieving excellent environmental performance.

The AC-X is described as a plug-in hybrid vehicle offering urban or long-distance motoring with the choices of an “engine drive mode” for more spirited driving or an “automatic drive mode” for more relaxed driving.

The Micro Commuter Concept is a micro-sized, futuristic, electric city commuter vehicle which Honda says will become a highly accessible form of mobility. It also features a Honda Motor Compo two-wheel EV fitted inside this vehicle. This is a compact EV commuter which offers the mobility of a two-wheeler, but also strives to be useful even when it’s not being ridden, by allowing its detachable battery to be used as a power source in everyday life.

Honda will also be showing its E-Canopy , a commuter developed by installing an EV system on Honda’s unique three-wheeled scooter. This vehicle can be utilised for business use such as a delivery service by adopting a rear storage compartment.

There will also be the RC-E, an EV version of a super sports bike with a 250cc-class compact body.

The company will also showcase the Honda FCX Clarity advanced fuel cell electric vehicle, the EV-neo electric scooter, an EV-MONPAL electric cart, as well as the Honda Smart Home System which features several Honda-developed energy production technologies, including a gas engine cogeneration unit and a solar powered system to reduce household and mobility CO2 emissions. The progress Honda has been making in its testing programme of these technologies also will be showcased.

The Tokyo Motor Show will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday 3 December to Sunday 11 December 2011.

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