Ever since the Honda S2000 was dropped in 2009, rumors surrounding a a hybrid successor for the roadster have been buzzing. Turns out, those rumors may be true now that Honda has announced the EV-STER Concept at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Show. Could this be the beginning of the next small roadster? So far, signs point to yes. The Concept is being described as "a next-generation compact EV sports model, fun to drive while achieving excellent environmental performance." It is an all-electric vehicle that combines the pleasure of driving with zero CO2 emissions.

The new EV-STER Concept is made of carbon materials that help reduce the vehicle’s total weight. It is powered by an electric engine combined with a RWD system and a 10kWh lithium-ion battery that ensure a driving range of approximately 100 miles. The concept will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds and will be capable of a top speed of 100 mph.

The concept uses an easy-to-operate twin-lever steering that was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving. Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.

UPDATE 12/15/11: Honda has officially announced that the EV-STER Concept has been green-lighted for production. The news comes courtesy of Auto Motor und Sport, who stated that Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has said that the roadster is headed to production and could be offered as early as next year in both standard gasoline and electric powertrains.

UPDATE 02/08/12: Honda has released a new promo video of the EV-STER Concept, which you can check out by clicking on the photo above. Enjoy!

  • 2011 Honda EV-STER Concept
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    electric engine combined with a RWD system and a 10kWh lithium-ion battery
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    5 sec.
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    100 mph
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  (374) posted on 02.24.2012

Nice convertible car, I like the combination of gray and navy blue that became its design. Another thing good to mention here is its wheel, now it made EV-STER look fine and aggressive. Definitely, a real hybrid type of car.

  (317) posted on 02.15.2012

This looks like from the movie "Tron". The blue light concept is stunning making the car look more sporty.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

This is awesome. This Honda EV-STER has the guts to be the king of the road. The concept is impressive. The headlamps was stunning and refreshing. The exterior and the interior has the great theme. It has a whooping 100mph as its maximum speed and the sprinting power from zero to sixty miles per hour was five seconds.

  (676) posted on 01.31.2012

This is a very good concept of Honda. I love its easy-to-operate concept that can let the driver to make his own adjustments to some characteristics of the car.

  (595) posted on 01.24.2012

The aggressive and sporty appearance of this one is so striking. This small sports concept really looks so amazing and fabulous. I just only hope that they would truly put it on the market.

  (453) posted on 01.13.2012

I noticed that its interior equipment is impressive as well as on its powerful engine output, that could truly give a nice speed performance with this. The aggressive and sporty appearance of this one is so striking.

  (377) posted on 01.4.2012

I am so impressed with the wheels of this Honda EV-STER. But is it still a concept? I hope not, I am really hoping to see this on market this year. I want to see the green-lighted version of this car. smiley

  (577) posted on 12.15.2011

I have to agree with Ronald James that’s why I can say that I’m still impressed with this fancy vehicle, and I will surely wait for this. I just only hope that it won’t stay as a concept car.

  (427) posted on 12.6.2011

2012 is all about electric vehicles, which is so sad! smiley Well, I think for a sedan it is only okay if it is on a hybrid motor, not very hassle at all but when it comes with a sports car, I don’t think that it will work on it.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

This futuristic compact really looks so stunning and awesome on its exterior detailing even on its interior. Just too bad only that it is an electric vehicle which is very unreliable.

  (347) posted on 12.2.2011

Is there any chance that it would also be available with a gas engine, if ever they really had a plan to put it on the market? smiley Anyway, its interior technology is truly so awesome on it.

  (569) posted on 12.1.2011

I just noticed that Honda vehicle is mostly a concept car, which is so confusing if they really had any plan to put it on the market. Anyway, good thing about a concept car is that they also had an impressive technology!

  (449) posted on 11.27.2011

This small sports concept really looks so amazing and fabulous, but as long as it is only a concept. I won’t be that too excited to see this soon. However, I would still wait for the official details of it.

  (530) posted on 11.22.2011

I can’t wait for November 30! smiley Well, I’m just too excited to know the other great and awesome features of this concept, and I hope that they would also tackle the figure performance of this vehicle.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

I wonder if what are the latest technology that this concept can offer? Hmmn, I hope that it is really quite surprising for the fact that this one is too futuristic and impressive on its exterior.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

This EV concept is truly oozing with angst on its platform and even on its futuristic style! I just only wonder if it can also offer a latest technology on its interior? Well, I hope it really had.

  (830) posted on 11.16.2011

This concept is truly looking so captivating on its very futuristic detailing and style! Well, I must say that its cool wheels is what I love the most on it. However, I don’t like the fact that it is an electric vehicle.

  (488) posted on 11.13.2011

Yeah! It is really very futuristic and I just only hope that they would truly put it on the market. Well, I can’t wait for November 30, 2011 to come, I want to know if what are the other detail of this one.

  (526) posted on 11.10.2011

This concept is too futuristic! Anyway, if it is really the beginning for the next small roadster, I must say that I feel so excited about that news! smiley However, I just hope that it would have an impressive power output.

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