Honda Sports EV Concept: Should They Build It?

Honda seems to have the right idea on how to make an electric car, judging by their second attempt with the Sports EV concept.

Following the really handsome Urban EV concept that debuted at the last Frankfurt Motor Show, the new Sports EV concept retains the clean look of its sibling, only now it throws some classic sports-car proportions into the mix.

The concept is about the same size with the Mazda MX-5 and features a long bonnet and a cabin that sits closer to the rear axle while adopting a sloping roofline that meets the rear end in true Jaguar-E-Type style.

Sadly Honda didn’t reveal the technical details of their new concept, saying only that the Sports EV combines “a highly responsive electric power unit” with an “easy to handle compact body”.

There’s also a “Honda Automated Network Assistant” onboard that’s based on AI technology in order to create a better connection between the driver and the car. Honda is currently developing a new dedicated EV platform which will underpin the company’s upcoming electric models, with the first one being the production version of the Urban EV concept in 2019.

Having the platform ready and waiting means that the chances of actually seeing the Sports EV concept reaching production are quite good, with rumors talking about a launch around 2020. If you want a cool electric alternative to the Miata, this might be your lucky day.

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