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Toyota i-Road

Toyota has unveiled its i-ROAD concept three-wheeler at this year’s Geneva Motor Show proving that the carmaker best known for making dependable cars, the gas-pedal dark period notwithstanding, that your mother might buy can also produce vehicles that are more interesting than they are practical.

The i-ROAD, if it ever makes it to production, will be perfect for the skinny-jeaned, skinny-legged urbanite who needs a motorized vehicle for little more than shopping for clove cigarettes and making Starbucks stops.  The Japanese automaker’s three-wheeler will fit this bill just fine. It carries two humans sitting in tandem and can go 30 miles on a single charge. According to Toyota, drivers do not need any special training to drive it due to the vehicle’s stability system that keeps the trike upright. Furthermore, being no wider than a normal motorcycle, it can be parked in all sorts of spaces.


About the author: Andrew Greene


Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.


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