i-ROAD by Toyota combines the potential of both cars and motorbikes.
It’s Just Like Skiing! The left and right front wheels move up and down independently synchronized in response to the drivers steering, and the vehicle automatically selects the optimal lean angle when cornering. In addition to curves, i-ROAD gives superb stability on uneven roads and on slopes, so anybody can drive it with ease ensuring an enjoyable driver sensation of being at one with the machine.
The ultra compact “i-ROAD” is 870mm wide enabling ease of handling in confined spaces. It can run without using the entire lane on crowded urban roads, and it only needs a parking space of half or even a quarter that of a normal car.
This environment friendly EV is powered by lithium-ion batteries and can travel for about 50km on one charge.
In October 2014 TOYOTA, together with several partners, will participate in an ultra compact EV car sharing verification project in the City of Grenoble, France.
More info: Toyota – iRoad