Toyota Unveiled the i-Road at CEATAC 2013
It looks more like a deep sea creature covered in chrome than it does like a car; Toyota unveiled the i-Road, a strange three-wheeled tiny vehicle-like contraption, at CEATAC 2013 to curiosity and interest, perhaps mixed with a little skepticism. Toyota markets the i-Road as a “personal mobility vehicle,” and believe it or not, despite its tiny size, the i-Road is a two-seater.
Toyota, in a press release, claims that the three-wheeler is a “new form of transportation” and that the very compact electric vehicle will “provide a safe, intuitive and enjoyable, helmet-free driving experience over a range of up to 50 km on a single charge.”
Toyota, having also shown the i-Road at the Geneva motor show, will put the car through test drives next year in 2014. We’ll have to wait to see if the futuristic little car, with its Active Lean technology to keep the three-wheel structure upright, will be a success in the states, but for now, the i-Road remains a very fascinating oddity.
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