Honda Shows Off EV-STER Electric Roadster Concept
November 30, 2011 9:33 AM
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Honda's latest EV concept is a two-seat roadster
Honda is a company that loves to tease us with relatively cool concepts, then dump blandness on the masses when it comes to production vehicles. The company has killed off true sporty cars (Prelude, Integra, and RSX) and outright sports cars (NSX and S2000) in the past decade. What we are now left with are the Civic Si and
(at least in the United States).
With all of this
carnage in its wake
, we have to look at Honda's latest concept with a cautious eye. The company today unveiled its new EV-STER roadster concept at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. The roadster is fully electric and features a 10 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that's good for 100 miles.
The rear-wheel drive concept -- in theory -- is capable of reaching 37 mph in 5.0 seconds. Given this odd choice of acceleration numbers, we'll have to assume that its 0-60 mph time is rather dreadful. And for those looking to blast down the highway at triple-digit speeds while thumbing your nose at the law, you'll be held back by a top speed of "only" 99 mph.
Although Honda hasn't given an official curb weight for the EV-STER, it says that it makes extensive use of carbon fiber to keep weight down to improve performance and battery range.
We still have faith that Honda will return to its glory days (the 1990s) and bring some lovin' to car enthusiasts, but we won't be holding our breath for too long. But then again, archrival Toyota
answer the call
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Dear Auto Makers
11/30/2011 10:28:15 AM
Stop trying to make Electric Vehicles sexy. If you really want the average Joe like me to buy them, make one that I can drive around all day in. And make recharging the battery to full take no more than 10-15 minutes tops. 5 would be even better.
RE: Dear Auto Makers
11/30/2011 12:41:15 PM
Idea. Instead of 1 battery pack and 1 charger. 1,000 batter packs and 1,000 chargers!
Sounds ridiculous, but it might actually work if done correctly.
RE: Dear Auto Makers
12/1/2011 4:00:34 PM
A 220 V circuit drawing 20 A for one hour generates 4.4 kwh of energy. If the charger were powered by this circuit, it would take a little over 2 hours to charge a 10 kwh battery. To charge it in 15 minutes would take around 170 A at 220 V for 15 minutes, assuming the battery didn't catch fire or explode at this level, which it likely would. Such a battery does not exist, and if it did, you would have to rewire your house and add an additional 200 A electrical service dedicated to charging your car.
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