Honda Unveils Electric Micro Commuter

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Honda Unveils Electric Commuter

By Eric Loveday November 15, 2012

Honda’s electric commuter will hit the in Japan in 2013.

Earlier week, Honda unveiled its Commuter Prototype, a micro-sized distance electric commuter. to Honda, this vehicle was to meet the requirements of a micro-sized category that is currently discussed under an initiative of the of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and in Japan as well as to satisfy for Europe’s L7 (quadricycle) vehicle

Using vehicles based on prototype, Honda will a demo test in Japan in Honda hopes the demonstration will verify the potential of the Commuter Prototype and prove it’s a versatile vehicle could be used for short-distance for families, by senior citizens, for delivery services, commuting and by programs.

Last year, at the Motor Show, Honda Takanobu Ito told its EV plans will focus on small vehicles. He said, year we launched the motorcycle EV. We we should expand on this and for an even smaller size

The specs for Honda’s Micro reveal its classification as a quadricycle.

with a lithium-ion battery, Micro Commuter features a speed of 50 miles per hour, a of up to 37 miles and a horsepower rating of 20. time is less than 3

Though similar to the electric Twizy. Honda’s Micro has enough interior room for a and two children or, by swapping out the rear one driver and one …-sized passenger.

Electric personal people-movers are not to catch on in the United States, but the Renault Twizy is currently best-selling electric vehicle. The sold nearly 8,000 between its March 2012 and the end of September. The Twizy is more a motorbike than a car.

Windows are optional.

For decades, has been a leader in producing electric and robotic concepts, but its to volume production of street-ready EVs for automotive markets is cautious. Its Fit EV will only be leased to customers in select U.S. over the next three

Small city-oriented electric have yet to be produced and sold in any quantity in the United States. recently announced that it scale back release of its iQ EV, to about 100 units in the U.S. and Takeshi Uchiyamada, a Toyota said, The current capabilities of vehicles do not meet society’s whether it may be the distance the cars can or the costs, or how it takes a long to charge.

The view towards EVs espoused by and Toyota dramatically differs Nissan’s optimistic philosophy mass-market appeal of pure cars, not just limited of ultra-small commuter EVs for markets in and Asia.

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