11. Honda Spocket Concept
By the late nineties, Honda Motor Company was in great financial shape. The Civic and Accord models were more popular than ever and the new Honda Odyssey was slowly creeping up on the Chrysler minivan trio. Technology was advancing more and more and the thought of an entirely electric vehicle was not out of reach. Honda was looking to build an electric vehicle that the mainstream public would want, and that’s where the Sprocket came in. The unique design of the Sprocket is reminiscent of the Chevy SSR. The Sprocket Concept took the rear cargo bed of a pickup truck and combined it with a sports car.
A lot of the same technology that went into the Acura NSX was used in the Sprocket. The unique red and silver paint gave the car a very Indy Car feeling. The Sprocket never went into production, but the unique concept car was the base for many other alternative energy Honda vehicles that came after it. We also think that the Sprocket was the inspiration for the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck which came later on down the road. The Ridgeline, however, was not a hybrid, nor was it electric powered.