by Brett Davis

The futuristic Honda EV-STER Concept is reportedly set for production. The fully electric compact convertible was unveiled at the 2012 Tokyo Motor Show last month.

In a recent interview with Auto Motor und Sport, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito said the EV-STER could be produced not only as a pure electric vehicle, but also as a petrol-powered model. Other finer details are limited, but the report says the production version could appear as early as 2012.

As the name suggests, the EV-STER Concept is an electric vehicle. It’s powered by a 58kW lithium-ion motor which is capable of propelling the compact rear-drive roadster from 0-60km/h in 5.0 seconds.

This EV-STER could introduce itself as a spiritual successor to the old super-efficient rear-engined Honda Beat, and of course the Honda S2000 sports car.

What do you think? Would you like to see the EV-STER on the showroom floor?

  • Kdan

    I remember the Honda Beat from the 90’s, they always stood out on the road (because of the small size) and were a kind of curiosity. I image this will be the same if its going to be as small as the Beat. Its not a car i can see myself buying but if it does 0-100 in 5 seconds I’d love to take it for a spin!

    • Rubes

      check that acceleration time again. 0-60km/h in 5 seconds. Why Honda did that? I dunno, but probably to do exactly what happened just then.

  • Pauly

    Honda has its mojo back! The NSX and S2000 coming back is the best news I have heard from Honda is a loooong time!

  • Ee

    I recentley took a look at the euro, and it’s a very nice car.. It looks nice, but mostly it was a car of quality

  • Yani Hendriawan

    maybe it can compete with the 86/ brz

  • Rewjlh

    Honda does not have the spirit to give it a gas engine , let alone giv it to the US.

  • Burlinablack

    Nice! I can’t wait!

  • D Herschell

    Excellent Honda, now fit it with your new 1.6 diesel engine.