2012 Honda Jazz EV Concept Revealed Photo:
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_06 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_01 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_01 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_07 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_04 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_02 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_06 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_07 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_03 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_08 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_09 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_05 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_09 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_03 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_05 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_04 Photo: tmr
2012_honda_jazz_ev_concept_08 Photo: tmr
2011_honda_jazz_hybrid_02 Photo: tmr

Sell your car without the hassle.
Get an instant offer from areyouselling. FIND OUT MORE

Mike Stevens | Nov, 19 2010 | 3 Comments

Honda is wasting no time in its pursuit of Toyota as a leader in the green segment. Following October's unveiling of the Jazz Hybrid, Honda has this week revealed the next step: the concept version of the 2012 Honda Jazz EV.

To be sold in Japan under its local 'Fit' name, the electrified Jazz shown at LA this week is a concept that Honda says "hints strongly" at the styling of the production Jazz EV that will debut in 2012.

Powered by a coaxial electric motor, the Jazz EV concept offers a driving range of 160km (quickly becoming a benchmark for pure electric vehicles), with a top speed of 145km/h.

As with Honda's CR-Z sports hybrid, the Jazz EV will feature a three-mode E-Drive system: Economy, Normal and Sport. Honda says that Economy mode will offer as much as a 17 percent increase in driving range.

Switching to Sport mode will, according to Honda, offer a power and torque response similar to a 2.0 litre petrol engine.

"Honda's long history with electromotive technologies has enabled us to understand customer requirements," Takanobu Ito, Honda President and CEO said.

"In Honda's view, an electric vehicle must offer great utility and be fun to drive. Fit EV's urban commuting capability will be a perfect addition to the full-function mobility of the plug-in hybrid and FCX Clarity fuel cell electric vehicle."

On the styling front, the Jazz EV concept gets a new front bumper and grille cover, along with unique wheels, modified headlights and taillights and a recharge point in the front left quarter panel.

Inside, Honda has included a number of "interactive coaching systems" to assist and guide the driver in optimising battery use, including a special display that suggests shutting off air-conditioning to conserve power.

TMR Comments
Latest Comments
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.
New cars for sale View more
Toyota Yaris SX $15,390 to $15,390
Plus ORC
$21,610 More Information
Suzuki Swift GL Navigator $16,990 to $16,990
Plus ORC
Special Offer $19,490 More Information
Volkswagen Polo 85TSI $17,990 to $17,990
Plus ORC
$23,062 More Information
Kia Rio AO Edition $16,990 to $16,990
Plus ORC
$23,165 More Information
SKODA Fabia 81TSI $16,890 to $16,890
Plus ORC
Special Offer $19,990 More Information
Holden Barina LT $14,990 to $14,990
Plus ORC
$23,989 More Information
Ford Fiesta Sport $15,825 to $15,825
Plus ORC
$24,130 More Information
Renault Clio Zen $16,990 to $16,990
Plus ORC
Special Offer $23,990 More Information
Mazda 2 GT $14,990 to $14,990
Plus ORC
$25,318 More Information
Show All