Tag: Electric Compact Car

Toyota i-ROAD Public Trials Begin In Japan

Electric vehicles are the need of the hour and car manufacturers around the globe are experimenting with new zero emissions vehicles. Toyota, for instance, has developed a radical-looking yet promising vehicle called Toyota i-ROAD which is a three-wheeled electric powered concept offering an interesting cross of a motorcycle and a car. Toyota refers to this innovative machine as a personal mobility vehicle, thanks to its compact dimensions which stand at 56.9 inches in height, 33.5 inches in width and 92.5 inches in length.

The i-ROAD may not be as cool as the three wheeled machines from Morgan but it surely looks potent enough. As per the latest report, Toyota has begun the first public trials of this ultra-compact electric vehicle with 10 single-seater versions. The initial testing is set to run from today and will continue till early June. There will be 20 testers, some of which will be industry



Volkswagen new e-up! the advanced compact EV set to premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen is coming-up with a zero-emission compact car – the e-up! a new Electric Vehicle[EV] , which will be premiered with an advanced electric technology, at the 65th Frankfurt International Motor Show[IAA - Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung or International Automobile Exhibition], in Germany, starting from September, 12th to 22nd, 2013 . The new EV from Volkswagen, is a four-seater vehicle and has a day-to-day practicality with an impressive driving range of 150 kilometers/93.2 miles[as per NEDC] on a single charge and technicality of recharging the car by 80% of its storage capacity within 30 minutes.

The electric motor vehicle has almost zero noise and a maximum power output of 82 PS[81 hp or 60 kilowatt] and a peak torque of 210 Nm with smooth gearshift. While it has an available continuous power output of 55 PS[54.3 hp or 40 kilowatt]. It can dash 0 to 100 km/hour within 14 seconds with a top-speed of 135 km/hour[83.88 miles/hour]. The new Eco-friendly e-up! is equipped with a lithium-ion battery