Investors have been wondering when Honda would get with the electric-car program, and now there’s an answer. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Honda’s CEO unveiled a show car called the Urban EV Concept — and said it previews a new electric Honda that will debut in 2019.
About the Honda Urban EV Concept
“This is not some vision of the distant future,” Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo said, with the grandiose promises of some rivals clearly in mind. “A production version of this car will be here in Europe in 2019.”
Honda didn’t give much in the way of details that electric-car fans will want most. We don’t yet know the size of its battery, its expected range, whether it has more than one motor, or what it will cost. It’s possible that Honda hasn’t yet decided on the production version’s capabilities, or that it plans to offer different configurations in different markets around the world (or both).