The electric sports car Honda Sports EV, which debuted as a concept in 2017, will soon receive a production version. According to the Japanese edition Carsensor, citing its own sources, the sports car will enter the assembly line 5 years after the premiere, namely next year.
The production version of the Honda Sports EV will be based on the rear-wheel drive platform of the Honda e hatchback, with which the sports car will also share the main components. According to preliminary information, the new Sports EV will be the successor to the S660 sports coupe, which will be discontinued in March 2022.
At the same time, the Honda e model, which is already on sale in some countries, is equipped with a 35.5 kilowatt-hour battery that powers the electric motor (two versions are available with a capacity of 136 or 154 hp). The claimed acceleration time from standstill to 100 km / h is eight seconds, and the mileage on one charge reaches 220 kilometers according to the WLTP cycle.
As for the new sports car Honda Sports EV, back in 2017 it was promised “artificial intelligence functions”, and the compactness of the electric car at Honda is considered one of the advantages over competitors. Earlier it was reported that the Honda brand plans to complete sales of gasoline and diesel cars in the EU in 2022: only hybrids and electric cars will be left on the local market.