Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Honda is actively exploring eco friendly electric vehicles and has come up with the Honda EV-Ster, an electric concept car, without a steering wheel, featured in both Geneva Motor Show 2012 as well as the Tokyo Motor Show held in December 2011. Ev-Ster is a two-seater vehicle with a carbon fiber body to reduce weight. It has a small electric motor running on lithium-ion batteries. This motor powers the rear wheels, in sports car fashion, and with its 78 horsepower. Honda claims a range for the EV-STER of 100 miles (on a single charge of its lithium ion battery), with acceleration timed at 5 seconds to 60 km/h (37 mph). 

In place of the traditional steering wheel, the driver uses a yoke - a twin lever steering system, to steer, giving the motorist similar experience as riding a motor bike where handlebars are used to turn. Instead of turning the wheel, the driver would push and pull the the levers according to the direction he travels. The car would go into production sometime this year.

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