This year’s Tokyo Motor Show has become a gathering for futuristic city car concepts that promote efficiency and sustainability. With that thought in mind, it was hardly a surprise to see Honda throwing their hat into the mix with the introduction of the Micro Commuter Concept.

Essentially, the Micro Commuter Concept is tiny three-seater (1+2) electric city car that promotes ease of mobility in a world that’s fast becoming denser and denser. The Micro Commuter Concept comes with some futuristic features that defy today’s expectations, including customizable exterior panels that allow owners to insert graphic sheet on their car. There’s also an interior display where occupants can use for communication. Moreover, the concept also relies on the same driving mechanics as another Tokyo-bound Honda attendee, the AC-X Concept: the dual-joystick controller.

As for the power train, the Micro Commuter Concept is powered by a 16.7 kW electric motor that produces 22 horsepower and is fueled by a 3.3 kWh lithium-ion battery. These numbers translate to a 0-60 km sprint time of 7.4 seconds with a pedestrian top speed of 37 mph and a range of 37 miles. Anytime the battery is low, charging of the Micro Commuter Concept will only take an hour and can be done on a 200V outlet.

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15 comments:

  (762) posted on 07.3.2012

I find it cute despite the pompous high-tech notion.

  (402) posted on 06.29.2012

Oh, it’s really accommodating of three persons?

  (630) posted on 05.31.2012

It’s the future that they are planning to build right. It seems very robotic to me. Why not focus on flying cars maybe that will create more noise. 

  (314) posted on 05.30.2012

It’s thoroughly unbelievable for it to be that powerful, but somehow it actually is able to be like that.

  (559) posted on 03.13.2012

For an electric car, this is already kind of fast. What surprised me more is that it’s a three-seater? It’s shockingly spacious inside!

  (317) posted on 02.15.2012

Now this is what a futuristic car should look like! All the lights are brilliant and pearl white color gives the car a robotic look.

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

Honda goes cute with its latest “micro commuter concept”. This is the cutest vehicle ever made by Honda. This will be the most futuristic concept of urban travel.

  (647) posted on 12.23.2011

Is it a car? It more looks like a space craft. hehehe. Just kidding. This one so cute. Japanese people are truly great in building concept cars. I really enjoy looking at their concept cars, I guess it’s wonderful and quite animated. smiley

  (577) posted on 12.15.2011

Yeah! It really looks like a SMART vehicle on that platform and detailing. Anyway, I’m so impressed with this and even on the fact that it has a spacious interior. Just too bad it only has a weak performance.

  (449) posted on 11.27.2011

It looks like the latest concept vehicle of Smart. They had the same platform and abstract design. Anyway, I think that it doesn’t really matter at all for the fact that both cars are only a concept.

  (502) posted on 11.23.2011

It maybe looks so cute and unique, but they would not put it yet on the market, for the fact that it is so futuristic to use for this generation. Anyway, it truly amazed me with its looks.

  (466) posted on 11.21.2011

It doesn’t look like a vehicle. It’s rather looking like a toy! smiley Anyway, this one is really so cute on its platform and styling. I also love the futuristic touch that this concept had.

  (434) posted on 11.17.2011

Honda Micro Commuter Concept is truly very impressive on its unique platform and for being such a futuristic vehicle. I just only wonder if what engine they are going to use on it?

  (830) posted on 11.16.2011

Some futuristic features? I don’t think so, for it is over-all build having a whole packaged of having a very mystic feature and designs! Anyway, I am really amazed on it!

  (384) posted on 11.15.2011

This one truly looks so cute and unique! It is the city car that I would surely love to have someday! smiley I just only hope that it is not an electric vehicle.

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