5. Honda EV-STER
Much in the way that Toyota’s new GT 86 is aimed at bringing enthusiasts back to the brand, the EV-STER concept is the first significant move by Honda to get back into the business of making fun-to-drive cars. Rather than the back-to-basics approach Toyota is using, Honda is looking to meld this new sporty initiative with its green car plans.
That said, the EV-STER is a fully-electric vehicle, making 78-hp and delivering it to the rear wheels. Intended to be more of a toy than an all-out sports car Honda lists a 0-60 km/h time (37 mph) in 5.0 seconds.
With a 160 km (100 mile) range, Honda says the car’s battery can be recharged in 6 hour charge using a conventional plug and a 3 hour charge time with a 200 volt outlet.