TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Honda EV Concepts

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by tonybelding, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Hamilton, Texas
    Found this →

    Posted all the way back in January, I guess I just missed the news until now. The first car he spends time on is a cute little urban EV concept that is nicely styled and executed but not of much interest to me personally, since I live in rural Texas! I don't have much use for a city car. (Also it reminds me just a little of the AMC Gremlin.)

    Second half, he finally gets around to the Honda Sports EV Concept. That is very intriguing to me. It looks almost like an electric MX-5 Miata, which of course is what I wish Mazda would produce if only they were interested in EVs at all! No open top is a disappointment, but hey… glass roof! Not sure if that will make it to production. If they were really savvy they would copy the roof of the MX-5 RF, which everybody seems to love.

    In some ways this concept car looks more like what I personally would have expected and wanted from the next gen Tesla Roadster, rather than the extreme plaid-rated tire-burning hypercar we're getting.

    The other thing that interests me is the clean styling of both these vehicles. They've done away with all the gnarly Transformers-toy-like scoops and air dams and creases and grooves that so many cars today are uglified with. They look clean, they look smooth. Yes! Thank you, Honda! Also, putting the lights behind a transparent nosecone is an interesting way to create something not shockingly different in appearance from the traditional grille but without the aerodynamic penalty. (I wish more companies would follow Tesla's lead and make EVs without anything resembling a grille, but it looks like that's just too radical for stodgy established car makers to contemplate!)
     
  2. Tiger

    Tiger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    1,176
    Location:
    Estonia
    Looks quite a lot like VW Golf back in the days:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Lasairfion

    Lasairfion Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2018
    Messages:
    475
    Location:
    UK
    #3 Lasairfion, Aug 12, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
    It certainly sounded like the production models would be very close to these concepts. I would guess these are probably more of a European target set of cars, but boy do I just love the 70s meets 10s retro-futuristic look of the Sports EV.

    The Urban intends a 2019 release and the Sports a 2020 release.

    While I think I'd like a model 3 as a daily driver, this would be my weekend car. There's just something about it that makes you want one. C'mon Honda. Get building!
     
  4. Kandiru

    Kandiru Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,018
    Location:
    USA
    Honda, a company building quality engines and vehicles for a long time, we are on our third Odyssey and getting daughter a CivicX. I will be watching with curiosity and I am rooting for them to start thinking more progressively.
     
  5. seattlite2004

    seattlite2004 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,183
    Location:
    Puget Sound
    95% complete production model for 2019....looks really nice.

     
  6. seattlite2004

    seattlite2004 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,183
    Location:
    Puget Sound
  7. seattlite2004

    seattlite2004 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,183
    Location:
    Puget Sound
  8. ggr

    ggr Expert in Dunning-Kruger Effect!

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    6,710
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Is that a joke? Nothing in that 30-second clip would make me interested in the car.
     
  9. ReddykwRun

    ReddykwRun Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2019
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    LA -Lower Alabama
    Let me guess. Did transmissions have anything to do with having 3 Odysseys. I speak from experience, two trannys in an Odyssey, Honda ate the 2nd one.
     
  10. Alfred

    Alfred Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2009
    Messages:
    300
    Location:
    Zurich
    Can be reserved now (July 2019) in Switzerland. A first lot of 300 cars to be delivered here from later this year. Of those slots 185 were left open at the time of writing.
     
  11. seattlite2004

    seattlite2004 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,183
    Location:
    Puget Sound
     
    • Like x 1
  12. tonybelding

    tonybelding Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Hamilton, Texas
    Good video. It looks like an outstanding and charming little car for somebody whose needs are very different from my own.

    Now if only they'd produce that sports car. . .
     
  13. scubastevo80

    scubastevo80 Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2019
    Messages:
    271
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Being a "Honda" guy and growing up wrenching on Civics, Fits and S2000s, I really like this car. To me, it has retro-charm, seems functional and is still true to what Honda is doing. If this car were in the US and cost close between $20-25k with rebates, it would certainly be a contender for our second car (my car, which is just used for commuting mainly). The lack of storage in the car is dissapointing though as I'd happily give up the frunk for a larger trunk if they would have considered making this a front wheel motor car.
     
  14. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2018
    Messages:
    3,626
    Location:
    Northern CA
    What are the chances this will eventually make it to the US ? I leased a 2103 Honda Fit EV from Honda's alternative fuel division and the Customer Service was excellent...
     
  15. Kuro68k

    Kuro68k Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,275
    Location:
    Roaming
    This does look like a great car. As he notes they put the wing mirror replacement cameras in the right place, unlike the Audi Turd that has them too low down.

    The cabin is really open and has a great feel to it. Not the usual "luxury" faux leather and glossy plastic, but a nice fabric finish and wood surfaces.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC