Toyota Unveils Electric i-Road Concept

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 7

Bird's eye view of Toyota i-Road Concept.

Bird’s eye view of Toyota i-Road Concept.

Rarely is there so little information offered on a concept vehicle, but that’s definitely the case here.

Pictured is the Toyota i-Road Concept, which will make its worldwide debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in early March.  For now, this is the lone image available.

Toyota only states that the i-Road is a 1+1 zero-emissions personal mobility concept that’s “compact, fun” and “capable of swiftly and efficiently transporting two people in an urban environment.”

The Toyota i-Road concept features front wheels mounted outside the body, which swells at the rear to accommodate a passenger behind the driver (1+1).  It’s a plug-in, we do know that, but no additional information is available at this time.

Look for us to provide more details on the i-Road when its revealed on March 5 in Geneva.

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7 responses to "Toyota Unveils Electric i-Road Concept"

  1. David Murray says:

    Yawn… We all know concept cars like this will never see the light of day. Why do they waste their time on stuff like this, rather than making an EV somebody will actually want to buy?

    1. Open-Mind says:

      I’m guessing it’s to distract from the fact that they’re falling behind in (or still have little interest in) EV tech. Other than their RAV4 partnership with Tesla, they seem to have nothing interesting going on. I hope they’re not just planning to milk the Prius for another decade.

  2. Jay Cole says:

    I think the Renault Twizy is just about the closest we have ever come to an odd 1+1 concept hitting reality.

    Now, if we could just get Nissan going on that rebadge (they are taking their sweet time), I’d really like to buy one.

    1. kdawg says:

      That’s what I thought of when I saw the picture, a fancy Twizzy.
      Might be good for cab rides. Tuk Tuk’s work well in Thailand.

      1. Gwido says:

        It makes me think of the Nissan Land Glider concept from 2009

  3. jon b says:

    I hear and read that Toyota has no plans for a electric car. They are going for hydrogen car instead.

  4. Nelson says:

    For me, driving a bobsled is not practical. 1+1 = :(

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