The market for compact electric vehicles for metropolitan areas is growing continuously. The Japanese already shone at the IAA with its compact exterior dimensions and attractive design. At first sight it looks like the prototype of a sporty car from the future with a friendly grille. The body appears slick, which is further emphasized by the omission of the exterior mirrors.
The Japanese compact car Honda Jazz is currently in its fifth generation since 1991. The Jazz has also been sold in Germany since 2002 and became a Honda bestseller in the first few years. The new self-charging electric hybrid is equipped with the hybrid system i-MMD (intelligent multi mode drive). In the current version, the body has become noticeably more rounded and has been given clearer contours with the new front. For the starting price of 22.250 euros, Honda relies on a comparatively high level of technical equipment and low CO2 values in everyday life. During the test, we focused on suitability for everyday use.
With the current CR-V in its hybrid version, Honda relies on a combination of a powerful electric motor with 184 hp and 315 Newton meters of torque, which is coupled with an in-line four-cylinder internal combustion engine with 145 hp. This drive system is coupled with a continuously variable CVT transmission and is controlled by the i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) used by Honda. With three driving modes, all everyday requirements are to be regulated automatically.
The Clarity Fuel Cell is the world's first series fuel cell vehicle in which the drive is completely located in the engine compartment. By reducing the size of the fuel cell stack by 33 percent, the fuel cell vehicle offers a spacious interior for 5 people. With a range of up to 589 kilometers, the Clarity Fuel Cell achieves the highest range rating of an electric vehicle without a combustion engine according to the EPA (USA). The high range results from the low fuel consumption of 109 kilometers / liter in the combined cycle. The design… Continue readingHonda Clarity Fuel Cell