Honda is reportedly working on an all-electric sports vehicle

Honda is reportedly working on an all-electric sports vehicle.

A new report coming from Auto Express tells us the Japanese company will use its electric Pikes Peak race car as a base for its project and a road-going prototype has already been developed. The CR-Z-shaped vehicle uses four electric motors, one for each wheel, and a 16kwh lithium-ion battery. Currently the power output is around 250 bhp (187 kW), but the producer is targeting a final output of around 350 bhp (261 kW).

A torque figure hasn’t been provided yet, but Honda claims the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration will take no more than 3.5 seconds, while top speed will be around 210 km/h (130 mph). A single battery charge should provide a range of 402 km (250 miles).

“We are making every possible effort to make it to the market,” a Honda insider told the magazine. “We now have to think about the commercial aspect.”

The final production car will also feature Honda’s Precision All-Wheel Steer system, controlling both the front and rear wheel in different manner according to the cruising speed.

Source: AutoExpress

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