Honda will reveal an electric sports car concept at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show.
Dubbed Sports EV Concept, very few details have been announced about what we can expect. However, it is likely to share a similar face to the Urban EV Concept that was the star of the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month.
Unlike that car’s spacious, boxy shape, a teaser shared by Honda shows that the Sports EV Concept will have a lower roofline with a coupe shape and muscular rear arches.
It’s likely that it is designed to sit on the same platform as the Urban EV, which sits on newly developed electric vehicle architecture, so expect similarly diminutive proportions.
Honda has not revealed if this new sports car will make it to market, but has confirmed that the Urban EV previews a production model slated for release in 2019.
A sporty alternative could follow shortly after as the flagship for a new electric model range, as it’s unlikely Honda will develop an all-new platform for a single model.
In a statement, Honda said: “The development team designed the sporty electric car to deliver a feeling of joy and emotional unity to the drive, achieved by efficiently combining the EV power unit and AI technology in a compact body shape.”
The Urban EV Concept uses a high-density, lightweight battery pack, integrated heat management and the ability to transfer energy both to and from the vehicle, features likely to carry over to the Sports EV Concept.
The Honda Power Manager, an energy transfer device that is currently being developed by the Japanese company, allows electric vehicle customers to sell energy stored in their car to reduce the burden on the grid at peak times and lower energy costs.