The New Toyota Trike…?

A Toyota i-ROAD during a demonstration drive in Toyota

If you need a good laugh, let me help you out a little bit. Just google the ‘Toyota Three-Wheeler’ and let the internet do the rest for you. Try to contain yourself because Toyota is very, very serious about this beaut, they mean it when they talk about the i-Road ultra-compact EV concept. About 100 people participated in the test driving of the new vehicle, each driving it for a month at a time. Some of these people are considered to be “trendsetters” and Toyota has stated that the project will last for a year.

“Toyota says that it is going to launch the project in Tokyo in July. It appears to be aimed at trying to try to drum up more support for the idea of tiny one-person minicar that can be parked virtually anywhere in one of the world’s most congested cities. The electric three-wheeler is distinguished by the way it leans into turns,” according  to Woodyard. The Open Road Project’s goal is to encourage individuals to use the i-Road, which prior to this new vehicle has only ever gained recognition as a design exercise, not as an innovative technology.

It’s still a work in progress, but I think we are ready to see where the i-Road can take us.


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