Updated Honda Uni-Cub Electric Concept to be on Display at Tokyo Motor Show

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 7

Looks Sort of Penguin-ish to Me

Looks Sort of Penguin-ish to Me – Updated Version on Left

Japanese automaker Honda has all sorts of debuts up its sleeves for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

Perfect for Travel Within an Airport, Says Honda

Perfect for Travel Within an Airport, Says Honda

Aside from showing off an updated version of its Micro Commuter Concept (including an autonomous-drive version), Honda will wheel outs its completely revised Uni-Cub electric personal mobility concept.

Uni-Cub was first displayed by Honda in 2012.  This revised version is claimed to now be near production ready.

Specs for the revised Uni-Cub (dubbed Uni-Cub β) are limited, but Honda does say it weighs approximately 25 kg (55 pounds) and that its electric motor can propel it to a top speed of 3 mph, which means that a Fisher Price Power Wheels would smoke the Uni-Cub is the two were ever to race.

Since its still a concept, there’s no pricing information available.

Honda says Uni-Cub is ideal for “inside” environments such as airports and malls and believes that the public would enjoy being freed from the task of walking.

We doubt a concept such as this makes sense in the real world, but perhaps there’s a market out there.  Who knows?

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7 responses to "Updated Honda Uni-Cub Electric Concept to be on Display at Tokyo Motor Show"

  1. Nelson says:

    Someone at Honda is must have fallen in love with life in the Disney Wall-E animated movie.

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    Volt#671

    1. kdawg says:

      Reminds me of South Park Flexi Grips
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Entity_(South_Park)

      “Meanwhile, Mr. Garrison, tired of the inefficient and frustrating airline check-ins, decides to invent his own vehicle. Inspired by watching singer Enrique Iglesias’ sexualized singing on TV and by gyroscopes, he invents the gyroscope-powered monowheel “IT”. “IT” can go up to two hundred miles per hour, gets three hundred miles to the gallon, and is an all-around better mode of travel. The only problem is that “IT” is controlled by a quite painful and uncomfortable method; using four “flexi-grip handles””

      http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll314/clay_moore/garrisonsitnv4-1.png

    2. Jeff D says:

      This is what I was thinking. People are lazy enough. They should be working on EVs for where we need them, not this waste of time and energy.

  2. Omar Sultan says:

    Beat me to it!

  3. Foo says:

    Gawd… this is worse than Segway, and that’s saying something.

  4. pjwood says:

    At 55lbs, nobody’s going to be carrying one of these up stairs.

  5. Anon says:

    Honda makes the Segway look pretty awesome by comparison: 24 mile range, top speed of 12.5 mph, 14 inch indoor/ outdoor wheels that can handle real world topology, like potholes, Saphion Lithium batteries that don’t suffer thermal runaway if damaged, and over a decade of software refinement and market history. America stll does personal mobility best.