This year’s Tokyo Motor Show exhibited some interesting, wild, and green concept cars. With efficiency in mind, companies unleashed these eco-friendly designs which are both innovative and rather unconventional. Here are just a few.
Volkswagen unveiled their newest Beetle and it is ready to rock. Teaming up with Fender, this Beetle is equipped with a sound system that features a 400W 10-channel amplifier, a subwoofer, and two sets of tweeters, one set in the front and one in the back. This car is perfect for anyone who is ready to rock out!
This tiny electric car is called a “micro-commuter”. It’s only 98.4 inches long, 49.2 wide, and 56.3 tall and has a top speed of 37 mph. Like something from a video game, the driver sits in the middle of the front seat operating the automobile with two joysticks. It carries three people and even though it has a low max speed, its small size makes it ideal for navigating around a dense city.
While this design from Daihatsu looks like a bus, it isn’t; it’s the FC Sho Case. FC standing for fuel cell. Daihatsu’s revolutionary design contains no rare earth metals, which makes it more economical to produce then other fuel cells. The LCD screen on the outside plays relaxing wave patterns, but when getting into the vehicle passengers must step over these to get in making it difficult for elderly people or individuals with injuries.
Toyota and Yamaha
We see increasingly more scooters on the streets these days as people search for easy and fuel-efficient ways to get around town. Toyota and Yamaha partnered up to take this a step further with an electric tricycle called the EC-Miu. It has Wi-Fi capabilities and can be recharged at charging stations used by other electric vehicles.
This year’s concepts at the Tokyo Motor Show were very green focused. Every year the designs revealed at the show seem to get more inventive. I can’t wait to see what they bring us next year.