Honda Micro Commuter prototype unveiled in Tokyo image

Honda has unveiled its latest creation, a Micro Commuter prototype, during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, in a premiere.

The Japanese based automaker Honda is getting ready to introduce yet another vehicle to the market, which is currently being previewed by the new Micro Commuter prototype. The model in question is a two-seater car, designed for short-distance EV commutes, with plastic body panels and a pipe frame chassis, which is rigid and light. The Honda Micro Commuter will be put through a series of field testes later on this month so don’t act too surprised if you will see it on a Honda dealership in the nearby future.

As far as power goes, the Honda Micro Commuter is coming with an electric motor, which is producing a total output of 15 HP (11 kW). The motor is taking its juice from a lithium-ion battery, which is allowing the model to get a total range of 80 km (49.7 miles) on a single charge. Once the battery will be depleted, recharging will take less than 3 hours, with a 200V outlet, and less than 7 hours when using a 100V outlet. Top speed will stand at just over 70 km/h (43 mph).