only such a trial could be taking place in India. Toyota Motor Corporation will
begin consumer trials of the “i-Road” personal mobility vehicle in the Greater
Tokyo Area in Japan. The limited trials, which aim to gauge the effectiveness
of the electric vehicle in everyday situations in urban areas, will run from
March 24 through early June, said a company statement.
i-Road offers a unique riding experience, combining the convenience of a motorcycle
with the comfort and stability of a car. It’s a two-in-one joy and experience.
he i-Road to be used in the consumer trial in Tokyo is based on the model shown
as a concept at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013. It is now available in five
colours and features improved visibility, ease-of-use and maneuverability.
will provide ten vehicles to around 20 test participants. They will include
members of the general public to trend and industry experts. Feedback will be
collected concerning driving feel, user satisfaction, ease-of-use in urban
areas, and impact on destination choices. Can India learn from this experience?
With its congested roads and inadequate infrastructure, this kind of vehicle
will surely ease a lot of tension on Indian roads for everyone!
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