Toyota To Start Production Of Its Elctric Three-wheeler i-Road “Shortly”

Japanese multinational automaker Toyota unveiled the concept of its three-wheeler i-Road at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. Now the company has got green light for early production of i-Road.


Toyota i-Road

Toyota i-Road is something of a hybrid between a motor bike and a small car. It is a very stylish three-wheeler with two in-line seats. i-Road weighs 660 lbs. It is 2.35 meters long, a mere 850 mm wide and 1.4 meters tall. The vehicle has two wheels at the front and one wheel at the back. The interesting thing about the wheels is they can be leaned either ways when needed.

The power for the car is generated with the help of two electric powers installed within, each of which can produce 27 horsepower units. With only 5 HP, i-Road gains a highest speed of 30 mph (45 km/h). It can go 30 miles (50 km) upon a single recharge. The vehicle is meant to be used as a commuter-ride within the neighborhood.

However, Toyota  has announced that it is going to start a limited production of this electric vehicle “shortly.” The initial units will be used for Toyota’s Ha:mo urban transport system trials in Toyota City, located in Aichi, Japan. The i-Road is aimed squarely at an urban transport market.

Source: Toyota

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