Honda EV-STER Concept studies a RWD convertible electric sports car

Honda EV-STER Concept

Earlier this month, Honda released sketches of something it called the ‘Small Sports EV Concept.’ The Japanese automaker has now revealed the concept at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show and the model is now officially known as the Honda EV-STER, a hint at what a next-generation electric small sports model could look like.

The Honda EV-STER is an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car that shows a new way to enjoy electric mobility with reduced weight, gorgeous styling and enthusiast focused driving dynamics.

While Honda didn’t release any technical details about the powertrain, the company says that the EV-STER has a 10kWh lithium-ion battery that power an electric-motor powerful enough to allow it to get from 0 to 37 mph in just 5 seconds with a total driving range of 99 miles. Not necessarily strong performance figures, but the Honda EV-STER features driving modes that allow the driver to make their own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as output and suspension settings.

To reach a full charge, the Honda EV-STER will take under 3 hours through a 200V outlet and 6 hours through a 100V outlet.

Check out the key specifications of the EV-STER after the jump.

Key specifications of the Honda EV-STER:

Vehicle length 3,570mm
Vehicle width 1,500mm
Vehicle height 1,100mm
Wheelbase 2,325mm
Maximum speed 160km/h
Acceleration (0-60km/h) 5.0 sec
Maximum range Approximately 160km (JC08 mode)
Battery 10kWh lithium-ion battery
Maximum battery output 58kW
Charging time 200V: under 3 hours
100V: under 6 hours

– By: Omar Rana