1. Home
  2. Honda
  3. Honda EV to be reality in 2019
Honda EV to be reality in 2019

Honda EV to be reality in 2019

Stewart Smith, 2017-09-12

Powered by Driving Force

HONDA has revealed an all-new electric vehicle, the Urban EV Concept, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The concept car is built on a completely new platform, and sets the direction for the technology and design that will appear on a future battery electric Honda production model.

The concept was by Honda Motor president Takahiro Hachigo, who said: "This is not some vision of the distant future, a production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019," confirming that the concept is set to be launched within two years.

It is four inches shorter than the Honda Jazz, and the Urban EV Concept has low and wide proportions giving it a planted, muscular stance that hint at sporty driving performance.

The Honda emblem on the concept is backlit in blue, which previews a new styling feature for the company‘s future EVs. At the front of the car, interactivemultilingual messages can be displayed between the headlights, including greetings, advice for other drivers on the road, or charging status updates.

The futuristic Honda can accommodate four occupants, across two bench seats and to create a lounge feeling, the front row is upholstered with natural grey fabric, with the seat backs, squabs and arm rests embellished with contemporary wood finish accents.

The seatbelts for the rear bench are fixed in the middle of the seat, allowing the belt to retract out of the way before a passenger exits the car.

The same wood finish wraps around a large ‘floating' dashboard console. This houses the steering wheel column, a set of simple control buttons, and a panoramic display screen.

The dashboard itself is completed by a wrap-around screen that runs behind the console and extends into the doors. The main dashboard screen presents a range of vehicle information including remaining battery level. Whilst the extended door screens function as the car's wing mirrors through digital camera displays.

In another move towards electrification of its models, Honda also revealead a hybrid version of its CR-V SUV at the German motor show which is likely to be on sale next year.

Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to get the latest car news from Eurekar


Find dealer > Visit website >

Image Library

Information correct at article date.

Powered By Driving Force

Driving Force comprises some of the most experienced motoring journalists in the United Kingdom. For more information click here.

Super Search

Super Search

Choose from one or more of the options to find the car for you.

Powered by Driving Force

1Choose a car

2Choose your lifestyle

To find the car that's right for you


THERE is something very British about the Honda Civic 1.4S.Not only is it built in Swindon with parts from suppliers...

More>

HONDA has revealed its new Jazz, which will appear at next month's Frankfurt Motor Show, which has updates to styling...

More>

THE mean and moody-looking new Honda Civic Type R will be unveiled in final production form at the 2017 Geneva Motor...

More>

Dealer Locator

Dealer Locator

Based on your search find the dealership nearest to you.


FOR A prime example of how to design a successful compact SUV you need look no further than Honda's CR-V.Itsrecord...

More>

MOST of the talk about the Honda Civic for the past 12 months has revolved around the arrival of the eagerly-awaited...

More>

IT is one of the those motors that reminds you of that annoying TV advert.It does what it says on the tin.The Honda...

More>