Honda's Electric Future

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Honda's Electric Future Is Not So Far Away!

Honda chose the Tokyo Motor Show to reveal its concept cars for the electric market.  Read on to find out more about its intriguing, yet not-so-far-away models, due to take the world by storm very soon...

Honda Urban EV Concept

Built on a newly developed EV platform, the electric Urban EV Concept showcases the technology and design directions for Honda’s future mass-production EV models. A new model based on this concept will go on sale first in Europe, and then in Japan, in 2019/20.

The car comfortably seats 4 adults and is just a little smaller than the current Jazz. The dashboard is has a wrap-around screen that extends behind the console and into the doors. The main dashboard screen offers information about the vehicle, including remaining battery level, with extended door screens functioning as the car’s wing mirrors through digital camera displays.

The Honda Automated Network Assistant acts as a personal assistant - learning from the driver's actions and then using the knowledge to suggest future actions and choices! With the Power Manager you can even sell unspent energy for extra cash. Now that's amazing!

Honda NeuV Concept

This is an EV concept model with automated driving technologies and Artificial Intelligence. NeuV makes judgments about the driver’s stress levels based on facial expressions and/or tone of voice, then provides assistance to the driver to help support safer driving - incredible!

The NeuV can save you money too. When not in use, it functions as an autonomous ride sharing vehicle, selling whatever energy it generates back to the grid. Consider that most privately-owned vehicles sit idle for 96% of the time and that makes good sense.

The ‘emotion engine’ and Artificial Intelligence assistant – which goes by the name of HANA (Honda Automated Network Assistant) – learns from the driver by detecting the emotions behind their judgments. It then applies these lessons to make new choices – plus the odd recommendation.

The design is very futuristic, complete with a panoramic windscreen, a side panel that opens both backwards and outwards (for easy exits in tight parking spaces) and a full touch-panel interface.

Honda Hybrid CR-V

The line-up of this all-new CR-V includes a hybrid model equipped with Honda’s original Sport Hybrid i-MMD two-motor hybrid system, which will be available in front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive variants. A three-row seating type will be added to the line-up of the petrol model. The all-new CR-V is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in 2018.

Wider, taller, longer and sportier than the current CR-V, the new hybrid version will incorporate 3 driving modes - EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive - which the car will choose itself dependent on the most efficient configuration at the time. The new CR-V will not feature a diesel version in European markets.

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