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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 11:54
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Wheels have certainly shrunk as well as wheel arches....

This isn't it's worst angle....


No doubt Honda will offer the bigger white rims at a premium....


Nick GravesX
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 12:44
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Also, the bonnet pressing has turned into a clamshell and forced another body line along the side - like a FIAT 127 but not as chunky-cute.

The loss of the single crease wrapping along the shutline and up the C-pillar is to be mourned. Again, the 127 managed that.

Overall, it's become all very generic - which is a shame.

Proposal for a new 127:


sadlerau
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 16:18
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BG wrote:
Wheels have certainly shrunk as well as wheel arches....

This isn't it's worst angle....


No doubt Honda will offer the bigger white rims at a premium....




Really? They haven't come close to keeping the essence of the Show Car! That front especially is going to hurt it BIG TIME from what we can see already. Why can't they translate Show Car to production better is beyond me, it's not like the Show Car had proportions or details so extreme it couldn't be followed in some shape or form........

It's as if the production designers are saying, 'good job fellows, but we're not going to copy you, we're doing our own thing' (and thumbing our noses at you in doing so).

NealX
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 16:43
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Nick GravesX wrote:
Also, the bonnet pressing has turned into a clamshell and forced another body line along the side - like a FIAT 127 but not as chunky-cute.

The loss of the single crease wrapping along the shutline and up the C-pillar is to be mourned. Again, the 127 managed that.

Overall, it's become all very generic - which is a shame.

Proposal for a new 127:



Wow! Iím liking this!

sadlerau
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 19:12
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2013 concept. Out of date already? I'm not a fan of the front end.
fishchan
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 19:52
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urbanglowcam wrote:
True. It sounds like Australia's not fully behind BEV quite yet.


The place is so wide and sparse you really need the range.

revvin
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-27-2018 22:46
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BG wrote:
Wheels have certainly shrunk as well as wheel arches....

This isn't it's worst angle....


No doubt Honda will offer the bigger white rims at a premium....




The transition from concept to production model is looking more and more like going from an iPod toa Chinese knockoff.

Shame. The concept is so pure.

I can't say I'm surprised, the CRZ had the same fate.




sadlerau
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 00:19
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fishchan wrote:
urbanglowcam wrote:
True. It sounds like Australia's not fully behind BEV quite yet.


The place is so wide and sparse you really need the range.



It's hard for people who haven't been here to understand just how sparse a population/towns we have down here. :D

It pays to remember Australia has almost the same land area as the US, but our population just ticked over the 25 million mark, (land mass of 7.69m Km2 [USA 9.83m Km2]).

Even our cities are spread out over very wide areas. How do people in the greater LA area get by with the limited BEV range??


Bence
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 00:20
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+1!

There is not a single thing I'd change!

urbanglowcam
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 00:43
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I don't own a BEV, but have friends who have purchased them as side cars. They have their primary vehicles then a cheaper, used electric car to get to and from work daily. Second hand cars like the 1G Leaf or Fiat 500e are dirt cheap.

Some instances of range anxiety and having to get them towed, but otherwise the newer Teslas and Bolts are getting roughly what my S2000 gets on a full tank. My commute roughly equates to a single fill-up a week. Electric charging stations are everywhere here and even my company has several charging spots.

sadlerau
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 00:54
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We have quite a few electric charging stations in our city and office blocks, while our state automotive "club" is heavily into building a "supply chain" of charging stations along our south-west tourist route [about 600km].

If they're getting a weeks worth of commuting out of a single charge, I'd say that's impressive. But I thought use of air con in very hot weather, and heavy, snarled traffic greatly affected range??

urbanglowcam
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 01:10
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That's very likely. Like I said I only daily an S2000 at the moment so couldn't tell you from my own experience. I do see loads of Teslas at my work alone. My average daily commute. Is something like 35 miles.

If anything, having the ability to charge at home, work, and most large shopping centers means you're pretty regularly good to go. The main concerns are the long trips where range anxiety can be a thing (i.e. a weekend trip to Vegas)

Nick GravesX
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 05:19
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NealX wrote:

Wow! Iím liking this!


It looks brilliant next to the original. It's lost none of the charm.

Some of David Obendorfer's other designs are equally impressive; his 2000CS really shows how unnecessarily ugly modern BMWs have become.

RolledaNsx
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 10:34
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sadlerau wrote:
fishchan wrote:
urbanglowcam wrote:
True. It sounds like Australia's not fully behind BEV quite yet.


The place is so wide and sparse you really need the range.



It's hard for people who haven't been here to understand just how sparse a population/towns we have down here. :D

It pays to remember Australia has almost the same land area as the US, but our population just ticked over the 25 million mark, (land mass of 7.69m Km2 [USA 9.83m Km2]).

Even our cities are spread out over very wide areas. How do people in the greater LA area get by with the limited BEV range??




In LA only inner city, beach and elite/celeb buy BEV. They have no long commute

Jovian8
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 18:41
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sadlerau wrote:
fishchan wrote:
urbanglowcam wrote:
True. It sounds like Australia's not fully behind BEV quite yet.


The place is so wide and sparse you really need the range.



It's hard for people who haven't been here to understand just how sparse a population/towns we have down here. :D

It pays to remember Australia has almost the same land area as the US, but our population just ticked over the 25 million mark, (land mass of 7.69m Km2 [USA 9.83m Km2]).

Even our cities are spread out over very wide areas. How do people in the greater LA area get by with the limited BEV range??




sadler, I took a road trip from Perth to Esperance during Xmas 1996 and there was a 90 minute section where I saw no other traffic coming or going. Spooky. Also some road sections were only paved the width of one lane because traffic is so sparse. I was told the etiquette was to put 2 wheels on the dirt if you encounter another vehicle.

Jovian8
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Re: 2020 Honda Urban EV Prototype Spotted    (Score: 1, Normal) 11-28-2018 18:42
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sadlerau wrote:
fishchan wrote:
urbanglowcam wrote:
True. It sounds like Australia's not fully behind BEV quite yet.


The place is so wide and sparse you really need the range.



It's hard for people who haven't been here to understand just how sparse a population/towns we have down here. :D

It pays to remember Australia has almost the same land area as the US, but our population just ticked over the 25 million mark, (land mass of 7.69m Km2 [USA 9.83m Km2]).

Even our cities are spread out over very wide areas. How do people in the greater LA area get by with the limited BEV range??




sadler, I took a road trip from Perth to Esperance during Xmas 1996 and there was a 90 minute section where I saw no other traffic coming or going. Spooky. Also some road sections were only paved the width of one lane because traffic is so sparse. I was told the etiquette was to put 2 wheels on the dirt if you encounter another vehicle. We had a great Christmas dinner at the Esperance Yacht Club. It was 35C degrees.


 
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