According to the publication Auto Express, internal sources of Honda have talked about one of the interesting future projects of the japanese company. Honda would be developing a sports electric with the aim of commercializing it globally. The technology employed by this model would be based on that already used the Honda CR-Z electric that competed in the early years in the Pikes Peak, resulting winner of its category.
The brand would already be conducting the first road tests with a prototype on the CR-Z that has an electric motor in each wheel, four in total. These would be powered by a lithium-ion battery of 16 kWh and the sports coupe would have a power of approximately 250 horses, half that of the variant of competition, although it is expected that before getting to production to be able to reach a power closer to 350 horses.
The first figures at that point the internal sources of Honda talk about a 0-100 in 3.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 210 kilometers per hour. The most interesting thing about this new sporty electric their autonomy could overcome the barrier of 400 kilometers, resulting quite interesting.
The fact of resorting to a motor on each wheel allows you to optimize the delivery of power at all times, ensuring the best traction and with the possibility of sending, if it is accurate, 100% of the torque to a single wheel. This sporty, electric all-wheel drive would be even more interesting if incorporated into the system the direction of the rear axle of the prototype Pikes Peak, which achieves a better dynamic behaviour and greater maneuverability in urban environments.
When will arrive? Is yet to be defined. To launch a product of these features to the market is risky, so Honda is studying how to carry it out.
Source – AutoExpress