Honda will unveil the AC-X next-generation plug-in hybrid at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.
Among the major automakers, Honda has been the quietest when it comes to plug-in vehicles. That’s about to change at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, which opens to the press at the end of this month.
Honda could possibly steal the show—at least the EV portion—when it debuts a trio of electrified concepts. There’s the AC-X, described by Honda as the "next-generation plug-in hybrid vehicle which offers a more comfortable and enjoyable time in the vehicle during all driving situations, from urban to long-distance driving." Until know, all we’ve known about Honda’s upcoming plug-in hybrid is that the company is using the Accord platform to test the system, which combines a 120-kilowatt motor (compared to Volt’s 111 kW), a 6 kWh lithium ion battery pack, a 2-liter four-cylinder engine and a CVT transmission.