Toyota i-Road First Drive by Autocar

Toyota i-Road 1 photo
Photo: Autocar
With Toyota revealing the specs for its i-Road leaning EV earlier at the 2013 Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) in Japan, here’s now a first test drive with the crazy contraption.
In case you’ve missed the last “episodes”, the Toyota i-Road is a two-seater tandem three-wheeler that works solely on electric power, which you may use in the future for the daily commute. The vehicle tilts into bends while being steered from the rear by a small singly wheel.

Power comes from two electric motors mounted at the front, which will work for about 50 km (31 miles) on a full battery charge if you drive relaxed. Being projected for city use, acceleration times are pointless, but it will go up until 45 km/h (about 30 mph).

Autocar were among the first to test drive the i-Road and they found it feeling like EV skiing. It’s very simple to use, stable and offers a lot of fun when cutting into traffic like on a motorbike.

Read the full review here at Autocar
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