Honda exchanged a memorandum with two local governments to conduct the demonstration experiment of its ultrasmall EV “Microcommuter”. The two local governments will provide Honda’s EVs to sightseers and their elderly residents as a transportation device. Honda will increase the number of EVs for the experiment from 11 in 2013 to 20 in 2014. The Microcommuter being developed by Honda is a two-seater vehicle. It is 1.25 m wide, and has the maximum speed of more than 60 km/h. It can travel 60 km with one charge of electricity. Because an ultrasmall EV is not clearly defined by the Road Transport Vehicle Law, Honda’s Microcommuter can travel only in the area designated by the government at present.
Honda's ultrasmall EV "Microcommuter"