14 Dec '11, 5pm

Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Exclusive: Honda's Next Generation of Hybrid and Electric Technology

Tokyo Motor Show 2011 Exclusive: Honda's Next Generation of Hybrid and Electric Technology

The 42nd Tokyo Motor Show wrapped up last week in Japan, and we were on site for an exclusive preview of a slew of new green technologies from Honda, including access to Honda executives and engineers, and a chance to drive hybrids and EVs at Honda's Twin Ring Motegi super speedway. What does the future hold for Honda? The 10 hybrid and electric cars here offer a sneak peak. First up, Honda's plug-in hybrid , which it will bring to the market to compete with Toyota's upcoming pluggable Prius . Though we don’t know exactly what the car will look like or be called, we know it will have a four-cylinder engine paired with a 120 kW electric motor and a 6 kWh lithium-ion battery. The car will be able to go 10 to 15 miles, and up to 62 MPH, in electric mode. Charging up on a regular 110-volt outlet will take about 2.5 hours. Honda’s plug-in hybrid will lean more heavily on intern...

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