Honda will show in Geneva the prototype of a new electric vehicle

Honda will show in Geneva the prototype of a new electric vehicle

January 23, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The basis of the car will take the concept of Urban EV 2017

In the spring, at the Geneva Motor Show, Honda will show a prototype of a new serial electric vehicle. It will look like a car based on the concept Urban EV 2017, the Japanese manufacturer has demonstrated in an early sketch. The market debut of the serial car will take place before the end of this year.

Judging by the image, the electric prototype will retain the overall style of the Urban EV concept, the charging port hatch on the hood and the camera instead of side mirrors. They were on a test machine, the photos of which hit the Web last fall. It is legal to equip serial machines with cameras so far only in Japan.

The new electric car will be part of the strategic plan of Honda for the electrification of the European line. The company has already abandoned diesel CR-V in the fifth generation of the crossover, which took the place of a hybrid. By 2025, sales of hybrids and battery-powered machines should be of the total.

Honda Urban EV Concept debuted in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The show car was built on a platform specially developed for electric models, but no detailed information was given about it or the power plant. Part of Urban EV has become a virtual concierge who recognizes emotions and is able to make recommendations for driving.