Honda working on new electric car along with 1,000 bhp four-motor electric powertrain and a dual-motor hybrid setup probably for next-gen CR-V
On the back of the newest iteration of the Civic Type R hot hatchback, Honda seems to have turned its attention towards the electrified cars that are slated for the years to come with design and engineering aspects going on full swing; much like any other global manufacturer looking to find a sweet spot with the zero-emission cars globally.
According to speculations surfaced on the internet, the Japanese brand is working on a powertrain with four electric motors. It is expected to develop a maximum output of 1,000 bhp helping the car to achieve zero to 100 kmph acceleration time of 2.5 seconds.
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With such insanity in power, it would be well reserved for the opulent and the wealthy hyper car buyers – probably for the next-gen NSX? In order to address the regular band of customers, Honda is also developing a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with a twin motor setup. It is said to power the next generation CR-V SUV that is highly popular in foreign markets.
Currently employed to a prototype MPV, Honda’s i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) consists of a 2.0-litre petrol engine which produces 143 bhp. It is connected to two electric motors making 69 bhp between front and rear axles. The driveline is reported to provide incredible refinement and smoothness in drive while allowing for better acceleration.
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However, as the USP, it is said to give a mileage of 61 mpg (21.6 kmpl). What is immediate is the arrival of a pure electric car later this year. Although details are sparse, the car will be based on a new platform designed from scratch especially for its electric and hybrid line. It is suspected to bear a brand new design direction as well.
Instead of conventional cars, Honda will focus on the electric infrastructure in the coming years. For instance, an advanced wireless charging technology is in the pipeline and the engineered are mulling over creating an ultra-fact charging system that can provide 150 miles in just about 15 minutes time. All these rumours coincide with Honda confirming that two-thirds of its new vehicles will be alternate fuelled by 2025.