For a company that rolled out one of the first hybrids in America, Honda has fallen behind in the electric vehicle race. They seem to realize this though, and will debut a new EV concept at the L.A. Auto Show.
Details on what exactly this new EV concept will be are non-existent, though Honda has provided us with the time and location of the unveiling. Wednesday, November 17th at the L.A. Auto Show, around 1:20 pm. If you can’t make it to the show, they will be live-streaming the webcast.
Could it have something to do with Honda’s plan to ditch nickel-metal hydride batteries in favor of lithium-ion packs? Maybe.
Personally, I’m hoping for an all-electric CR-Z concept, which to me would make the most sense. It is their newest car, already has a hybrid setup, and the spotlight has been firmly set on it since it first debuted over three years ago. Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but a sporty, all-electric CR-Z for under $30,000 would definitely tempt me and my wallet.
It could be just about anything though, from a new NSX concept (like the Sports Car Concept above we first saw in 2007) to CR-V. What kind of electric vehicle concept are you hoping Honda rolls out in L.A?
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to Hemis. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.