Tokyo 2011: Honda EV-Ster Concept

By John Beltz Snyder

November 30, 2011

Today, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda unveiled its small electric sports concept, called EV-Ster.
The rear-wheel-drive, two-seat convertible can accelerate to 37 miles per hour in a claimed 5.0 seconds, and has a top speed of 99 miles per hour. It’s range is about 99 miles on a full charge.
The EV-Ster features twin-lever steering in place of a steering wheel, in an attempt to make it more fun to drive. The driver can also control aspects like output and suspension settings to suit their driving style.
Scroll down for more information in the press release.
Honda Exhibits World Premiere of EV-STER the next-generation electric small sports concept

TOKYO, Japan, November 30, 2011 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will exhibit the world premiere of the EV-STER, the next-generation electric small sports concept model, at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011, which will take place at Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Featuring a dynamic and innovative styling design and excellent environmental performance, the EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, will propose a new way to enjoy a sports type model which is unique to the electromotive mobility. The adoption of carbon materials made it possible to reduce the vehicle weight contributing to the vehicle's high driving performance and range of approximately 160km. The easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.

Furthermore, the instrument panel features not only meters, but also the vehicle information display which enables the driver to enjoy driving as well as the network display used for the audio and navigation systems and also for the internet access. The well-designed layout of the meters and displays enables the driver to concentrate on driving and enjoy the comfortable space.

Honda remains committed to developing sports models beyond the expectations of its customers and offering exciting and thrilling mobility products.
Key specifications of the EV-STER
Vehicle length
Vehicle width
Vehicle height
Maximum speed
Acceleration (0-60km/h)
5.0 sec
Maximum range
Approximately 160km (JC08 mode)
10kWh lithium-ion battery
Maximum battery output
Charging time
200V: under 3 hours
100V: under 6 hours