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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Honda’s Eco-Sportster

Posted By Evelyn Lee On August 12, 2008 @ 5:00 am In Green Transportation,TransportationTuesday | 4 Comments

Honda Eco-Sportster, Honda FCX Clarity, Green Sports Car [1]

Here’s one concept car [2] that looks likely to hit the production mainline in the near future. Expanding its leading line of “green” sports cars, Honda recently unveiled this OSM (Open Study Model) at the British International Motor Show last week. The sporty two-seat convertible is reminiscent of the current S2000 line [3] and joined the confirmed-for-production CR-Z sports Hybrid and the FCX Clarity [4] at the show.


Honda Eco-Sportster, Honda FCX Clarity, Green Sports Car

Andres Sittel, Project Leader for the OSM, says that Honda is striving to show that more attractive possibilities [5] exist in low emissions vehicles: “There is no reason why a car that’s more environmentally friendly can’t look great too – and be sporty and fun to drive”.

Limited specifications have been released relating to the controls, which will include a start button and paddle shifters, but no news yet in terms of its MPG or other green aspects. Hopefully we’ll see light of the specifics soon, with news on production soon after.

Via Businessweek [6]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/12/hondas-osm-eco-sportster/

[2] concept car: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/22/rca-unveils-sleek-sustainable-concept-cars/

[3] S2000 line: http://automobiles.honda.com/s2000/

[4] FCX Clarity: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/17/honda-fcx-clarity-fuel-cell-vehicle-starts-production/

[5] attractive possibilities: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/01/new-submission-29/

[6] Businessweek: http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/09/concepts/source/2.htm

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