Toyota i-Road Personal Mobility Vehicle
Toyota has unveiled its new battery-powered electric mobility vehicle, the i-Road, this week at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.
Measuring 7.7 feet long x 5.7 feet tall x 2.8 feet wide and with a wheelbase of just 67 inches, this two-seat, three-wheeled personal mobility vehicle offers greater flexibility with cost-effective mode in an urban environment. The Toyota i-ROAD weighs just over 660 pounds.
The Toyota i-ROAD is powered by Toyota’s 2kW (2.7hp) electric motors (each is mounted within the front wheels) that have a 30-mile range on a single charge and a top speed of 28 mph. The batteries take about 3 hours to fully recharge from an ordinary household power outlet.
The Toyota i-ROAD all-electric vehicle has a pair of tandem seats and a completely enclosed cabin. One of the primary features is a new “Active Lean” technology, which designed to “provide a safe, intuitive and enjoyable, helmet-free driving experience.”. Its ‘Active Lean’ system utilize a lean actuator motor and gearing mounted above the front suspension, and linked via a yoke to the front wheels, so it will automatically balance this zero-emissions vehicle when cornering or traveling over rough surfaces.
The i-ROAD three-wheeled concept vehicle also comes equipped with heating, lighting, an audio system and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity.