Washington DC, 25 March-2014(IANS):The Toyota i-Road may not be gender-specific, but it certainly takes Sheryl Sandberg’s advice to “lean in.” That’s because this three-wheeled electric vehicle takes a cue from motorcycles by leaning its operator into turns. Don’t quite understand? These tricycle is coming India very shortly as one of the company official says IANS today evening.
Zip Your Way Through Busy City Streets With This Tricycle
In a recent press release, Toyota announced about 20 people will participate in testing 10 of the closed-roof vehicles through the streets of Tokyo. Testing began on March 24 and concludes in early June.
Powered by two electric motors and able to reach a top speed of about 37 mph, the narrow i-Road is Toyota’s answer to the urban runabout. With the comforts of a car, and the conveniently compact dimensions of a motorcycle, the little Toyota will soon find its way to Grenoble, France, as part of a car-sharing service, according to AutoblogGreen.
While the i-Road may seem too small for American tastes, in 2013 Autoweek overheard Jack Hollis, vice president of marketing at Toyota Motor Sales USA, say “We need to bring something like [the i-Road] into the U.S.” [input: huffingtonpost.com]