Not so long ago, we have talked about the new developments made by scientist in the field of wireless electricity and its applications to our everyday life, also mentioning briefly Toyota’s efforts to shape the world as we know it – alternative energy wise – and put in the streets electric cars and all sorts of vehicles that will definitely change our perspectives on driving and on protecting the environment. Today it’s time to hit the road, as Toyota i – Road electric car starts consumer trials and the two – seater electric car is amazing, fun and so practical, you may soon wonder how come you never thought of driving this car – looking – like – a – motorbike vehicle until now.
If your feet are burning to step on the gas (so to speak, as this little wonder is fully electrical), you may want to know that only a few select testers will be chosen to put the i-Road on the street and assess its usability, practicability, urban level of satisfaction and safety, but if the feedback will prove positive, Toyota may release the buzzers for mass consumption soon enough. But since the Toyota i – Road electric car starts consumer trials, how long until we will be able to buy it from our local showroom?
i – Road technical specs
The i-Road two – seater is apparently even smaller than the first generation of the SMART Fortwo, with less than 2.5 meters in length and less than 1 meter in width, it should be a no – brainer to avoid any traffic jam and to park it virtually anywhere. If we forgot to mention, the i – Road has only three wheels, the two fronts measuring 80/80R16 and the third in the rear being designed at 130/70R10. As small as it is, this car can reach a top speed of 28-37mph (45-60km/h), which is not bad, considering it is an electrical car with a full autonomy of around 30 miles (50 km) – by autonomy meaning a one way drive with a single charge – allowing people to reach decent destinations in a fairly acceptable amount of time. The testers claimed the driving experience is one of a kind and the car’s features are more than enjoyable. Even if the Toyota i – Road electric car starts consumer trials only on the streets of Tokyo starting this week, we all hope that getting to work fast, easy and clean will never be easier once the i – Road hits the streets.