November 13, 2012
Japanese automaker Honda has revealed the 2013 Micro Commuter Prototype, which will begin to be tested in Japan next year, Thecardriving reported.
According to Honda, the new Micro Commuter is powered by a Lithium-ion battery capable of providing 15 kW and has a maximum speed reaches 80 km/h. While the maximum range of the Micro Commuter reach about 60 km, according to Honda.
The 2013 Honda Micro Commuter Prototype has a length of 2,500 mm with a width of 1,250 mm and a height of 1,445 mm. Honda said that the Lithium-ion battery can be recharged in less than 3 hours.
According to Minato-based automaker, the Micro Commuter Prototype will conduct demonstration testing to find out the potential of the vehicle when used in everyday life.
Honda calls the Micro Commuter as a micro-sized short distance EV commuter, built by considering aspects of the micro vehicles category.
Honda has introduced the Micro Commuter Concept for the first time at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. And now, the prototype will be moving in a demonstration testing to get an official license from the Japanese government.
According to Honda, the new Micro Commuter is equipped with several features such as using the user’s tablet device that functions to display some applications including navigation system, meter display, audio system and back-up camera display.
Honda also says the vehicle has a feature with the ability to recharge the battery of the user’s tablet by using solar cells, which are mounted on the vehicle roof.
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