Saturday, 23 September, 2017

Honda launches retro Urban EV concept auto, previewing 2019 production model

Honda Urban EV concept to make production in 2019 Honda Motor (HMC) Getting Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Accern Reports
Velma Reese | 13 September, 2017, 05:12

Honda's EV plans also include a China-only EV, due out in 2018 and spearheaded by China's advancing plans for electric auto domination - according to reports, the government has become the latest to consider plans on petrol and diesel bans. The range is also unknown, but hopefully it ends up being around 100 miles on a single charge for the sake of versatility.

The outside, however, is also home to futuristic touches. Up front, there's a digital display in the front bumper that can show messages in a variety of languages, but its most sensible objective is an easy readout of charging status. The vehicle has been created to accommodate up to four occupants, across two bench seats that have been finished in different materials, and the seatbelts for the rear bench seat are fixed in the middle of the seat so the belt can retract out of the way before a passenger gets out of the auto.

There's no word on range, but that shouldn't stop United States residents from hassling Honda to get the Urban EV Concept to our shores. The doors themselves are hinged at the back, suicide style. Then again, since this includes side arm rests and wood elements, it looks a bit more like a couch seat. In fact, Jalopnik's photographer in Frankfurt said that the Urban EV didn't even have its wheels on the ground, and is "more sculpture than auto".

Irma forces SC captive conference delay
As of 5 p.m., Irma was about 150 miles south of Atlanta, moving north-northwest at 17 mph with sustained winds of 50 mph. The center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.

Honda offering hybrid and fully electric cars on all new models going forward and Europe should help in terms of providing consumer choice. The dash houses a steering wheel column, a set of simple control buttons, and a panoramic display screen that runs from door-to-door atop the dash and behind the center console. Plus, you know, screens in the doors because concept cars need to be ridiculous in some way.

However, it will be super cool to see what Honda comes up with using this as a model.

So what do we know about the Urban EV Concept, what makes it special and when can you get your mitts on it?

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