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September 12, 2017

Honda’s Urban EV Concept is a throwback to the old Civic

by John_A

Some cars are timeless. The first generation Honda CVCC is one of those vehicles. With it’s tiny frame it bucked against the large American cars of the 1970s and become an instant classic. So it’s no surprise that the automaker looked back at its heritage as it brings a new small electric vehicle to market.

The Urban EV Concept (yeah, that’s its name) is Honda’s answer to the entire industry going electric. At the Frankfurt auto show, Honda CEO Takahiro Hachigo introduced the tiny car and announced that it would hit the road in Europe in 2019. Sad times for America — at least for now.

The car will be part of a dedicated EV platform and a Power Manager Concept that not only keeps the car charged, but will also charge your home when needed and sell electricity back to grid at peak times. The Power Manager is set to be tested in parts of France starting in 2020.

There’s no word on range, but that shouldn’t stop US residents from hassling Honda to get the Urban EV Concept to our shores. Hopefully with a better name.

Source: Honda

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