Honda unveiled an all-new electric vehicle, the Honda Urban EV Concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept shows the direction that Honda's future battery electric vehicle will take in terms of technology and design.
The Honda Urban EV Concept incorporates advanced technology together with a simple and sophisticated design. Its proportions give it a solid, athletic appearance that suggests a sporty ride. It is a compact car, being 100 mm shorter than Honda's B-segment model, the Jazz.
The Honda emblem on this concept is backlit in blue, a new distinctive feature for the company's future electric vehicles. In addition, the concept has the particularity of displaying multilingual interactive messages on the front of the car, such as greetings, advice for other drivers on the road or updates on the battery charge status.
The Urban EV Concept's driver's visibility is excellent thanks to the narrow A-pillars and a wide windshield that runs the entire front line. The accessibility of the vehicle is favored by the wide opening of the doors. The electrical charging plug connection is located on the front, specifically on the hood.
The Honda Urban EV Concept has a capacity for four occupants, distributed in two bench-type seats finished in different materials. To create a lounge feel, the front seats are upholstered in natural gray fabric, with the backrests, cushions and armrests adorned with wood accents. The rear bench seat belts are attached to the center of the seat, allowing the belt to retract before the passenger exits the car.
The same wood finish is part of the dashboard, which houses a large center console, which houses the steering column, a set of simple control knobs and a panoramic screen. The main dashboard display presents a wide range of vehicle information, including the remaining battery level, while images from the cameras located in place of the traditional rear view mirrors are projected on the sides.
This vehicle shows the company's vision of a world in which mobility and everyday life are seamlessly linked. Honda's advanced Automated Network Assistant acts as a personal assistant, learning from the driver by sensing the emotions behind their decisions. Thus, based on this level of learning, the system is in a position to propose alternatives and offer recommendations.
Together with the new Horde Urban EV Concept, Honda presents the new Power Manager, a fully integrated energy transfer system capable of managing the demand and supply of electricity to the grid using renewable energy and the battery electric vehicle as a power source. connected to the home in question. In this way, the Honda Urban EV Concept is not only a “0” emissions vehicle but it can also act as an electrical energy accumulator for homes.