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Honda AC X Concept 2012

Honda gave a glimpse of a driverless future with its striking AC-X concept at the Tokyo show. The plug-in hybrid is a car with a split personality, with drivers able to switch from Engine-Drive Mode to Automatic-Drive Mode at the flick of a switch.

Honda gave a glimpse of a driverless future with its striking AC-X concept at the Tokyo show.
The plug-in hybrid is a car with a split personality, with drivers able to switch from Engine-Drive Mode to Automatic-Drive Mode at the flick of a switch.
The former promises an aggressive sporty drive, while the latter allows the driver to put their feet up! It sees the steering column retract into the instrument panel and the driver’s seat recline, with a footstool available for the ultimate in relaxation.
The exterior is equally wacky with the flanks split in two by LEDs to illustrate its dual capability.
Perhaps more likely to feature on production Hondas of the near future are the aerodynamic upgrades.The front bumper, side skirt and rear diffuser can all be adjusted to vary air resistance while on the move.
The AC-X pairs a 120kW electric motor with a 1.6-litre engine to deliver 101mpg when run as a hybrid. In electric only mode, it has a 31-mile range and 62mph top speed.
Honda will continue proposing the potential of a wide range of electromotive mobility products including the AC-X mid-to-long range plug-in hybrid and the FCX Clarity electric fuel cell vehicle.
Honda also unveiled the tiny Micro Commuter Concept EV. The one-seater is Honda's solution for a future in which it believes city centres will be emissions-free, with vehicles with traditional engines banned. It comes with a briefcase-sized box which houses the Motor Compo, an electric two-wheeler similar to a scooter.
It’s fitted with a 3.3kWh lithium-ion battery, and has a top speed of 37mph with a maximum range of 37 miles.



Honda AC X Concept 2012

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