Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Toyota puts 10 i-Roads on Tokyo Roads

Toyota puts 10 i-Roads on Tokyo Roads

Snapshot: Toyota puts 10 i-Road vehicles on Tokyo roads as a part of its consumer testing

- Comments    |    Write Comment

Toyota has today started consumer testing of its ultra-compact i-Road electric three-wheeled “personal mobility vehicle” in Tokyo, Japan. The company has given 10 samples of the single-seater i-Road to a group of 20 people who will test the interestingly-developed mobility vehicle till June to find out its potential in real-world conditions. All the contributors include either industry experts or members of general public, so that Toyota can gain in-depth feedback on what i-Road is like to drive, how easy it is to use around urban areas, how it affects people’s decisions about what journeys to make and driver satisfaction.

The i-Road is based on the concept shown at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. But the company has redone the samples by adjusting several factors to improve the visibility, ease of use and maneuverability to make the vehicle practical for day-to-day run. The 300 kgs vehicle is based on two-at-the-front-one-at-the-rear wheel configuration that gives its four-wheeler like stability while making it extremely nimble to handle urban congestion on roads like a scooter.
 
This initiative is a part of Toyota's Ha:mo low carbon urban transport project. It is also coming to Europe this year with two-seater models set to take part in a vehicle sharing programme that will operate in the French city of Grenoble over the next four years.


Related car news

  • Toyota Yaris Ativ spotted testing in India 19-01-2018 Davender Soni Toyota Yaris Ativ spotted testing in India
  • 2018 Bajaj Avenger Cruise and Avenger Street launched at Rs 93,466 19-01-2018 Autoportal Team 2018 Bajaj Avenger Cruise and Avenger Street launched at Rs...
  • Honda Cars India recall 22,834 vehicles over faulty airbag 19-01-2018 Mayank Gupta Honda Cars India recall 22,834 vehicles over faulty airbag
  • All-New Maruti Suzuki Swift Explained Variant-wise 19-01-2018 Davender Soni All-New Maruti Suzuki Swift Explained Variant-wise
  • Mahindra Bolero Pik-up to come with industry-first guarantee packages 19-01-2018 Mayank Gupta Mahindra Bolero Pik-up to come with industry-first guarantee...
  • Datsun GO cross unveiled in Indonesia 19-01-2018 Autoportal Team Datsun GO cross unveiled in Indonesia
Helpline