Honda Shows Off All Sorts Of Crazy EVs In Tokyo

OCT 27 2017 BY STAFF 6

Honda Sports EV Concept

It’s not just cars and bikes Honda has on display in Tokyo – the design team has gone crazy.

Honda has taken the covers off a family of small mobility concepts that are unlike anything ever seen before. And of course all this craziness is electric.

Alongside the Japanese manufacturer’s show-stealing Sports EV (image above) and Urban EV concepts, these five futuristic vehicles are a huge departure from the reliable and dependable people-movers Honda is known for. You think the dashboard on your Civic is a bit quirky? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Honda Robocas

Honda RoboCas Concept

The compact Honda RoboCas Concept is a small electric vehicle that allows different types of carrying space with a canopy. Honda says this golf-cart lookalike was “created to make people’s dreams and ideas come true.” Right… a regular X Factor on wheels right there. It could be a drinks cabinet, poolside valet or pavement sausage stand.

Honda Ie-Mobi

Honda Ie-Mobi Concept

(pronounced: ee-a mo-bee – “le” is a Japanese word for “home”)

Honda’s Ie-Mobi Concept looks a bit like the RoboCas, but bigger – it’s got the cute face and everything, clearly a new Honda theme.

It can supply electricity from the car to the home and vice-versa. It can also be used as an entire room measuring just short of five metres square. This seems more like a Top Gear creation than a readily available road car if you ask us…

Honda Fure-Mobi

Honda Fure-Mobi Concept

(pronounced: foo-ray mo-bee – “Fure” comes from the Japanese word “Fureai” which means interaction, contact or touch)

Honda Fure-Mobi is more of an electric wheelchair than a car. Developed under the theme of human-to-human interaction, the Fure-Mobi actually fits two people and is more at home on walkways and indoors rather than on the road itself. Honda hopes this concept will encourage people to venture outside together. Alternatively, jump in a car and go on a good old road trip.

Honda Chair-Mobi

Honda Chair-Mobi Concept

Another wheelchair-like concoction, the Honda Chair-Mobi Concept can again be used indoors or outside. Its height adjustable seat maintains a level seat even while it is driven uphill or downhill, but unlike the Fure-Mobi, this one only seats a single occupant.

Honda Ai-Miimo

Honda Ai-Miimo Concept

We’ve had a two-seater, a one-seat, now it’s time for a Honda concept with no room for any passengers. The Honda Ai-Miimo Concept is an electric self-propelled robotic lawn mower, that has been developed further to encompass AI and communicates with its user to “support them in their every day life.” Honda says it “developed this model with the hope to create an existence which goes beyond the framework of a “product” but brings smiles and pleasant moments in people’s lives just like a pet or family member.”

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“Things that Honda will never make?”

Here’s an idea Honda. Transfer all the engineers and what not from these random ass projects over to the Clarity EV and figure out how to cram a larger battery in to it.

I mean for fig sakes!

Honda execs to engineers:

Make these designs as crazy as possible. We don’t want anyone to actually *want* these vehicles. We’re in the business of selling gas engines. That’s what we do. That’s what we’re good at. We’re not going to change.

Someone in design school couldn’t get enough of Wall.E.

That is what the design style reminds me of too. Actually the Honda Chair-Mobi is a smaller foot print than regular chair scooters.

Personally, I’d rather not hear about or see concept cars. Mainly because of how rarely they make it to production.

I get it that they’re styling exercises for the designers, but I don’t need to see every doodle in their sketchbooks.
Sure, they have a lot of nice ideas, but we’ve all seen the most interesting designs never make it past clay.