The three-seater urban electric vehicle the Honda ‘Micro commuter’ concept car, on exhibition at the Tokyo Motor show 2011, is designed to satisfy the needs of city drivers and aesthetically to offer increased customizability.
The vehicle measures 8 feet long by 4.1 feet wide and 4.6 feet tall (2.5 x 1.25 x 1.4 meters LWH), slightly shorter than a Smart fortwo.
It is powered by a 16.7 kW electric motor with 3.3 kWh lithium-ion battery, offering a maximum speed of about 37mph (60km/h) and a range of approximately 37 miles (60km). A full battery charge is attained in under an hour with a standard 200-volt electrical outlet.
Inside, the driver is centered in front of the dashboard console, where a steering wheel has been replaced by twin joystick-like levers. Additionally, various car functions can be accessed and monitored remotely via smartphone application.