This year’s Tokyo Motor Show exhibited some interesting, wild, and green concept cars. With efficiency in mind, companies unleashed these eco-friendly designs that are both imaginative 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 designed 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 center of the front seat operating the automobile with two joysticks. It carries three people and although it has a low max speed, its small size makes it perfect for driving 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 groundbreaking design contains no rare earth metals, which makes it less expensive to make then other fuel cells. The LCD screen on the outside plays relaxing wave patterns, but when getting into the car passengers must step over these to get in making it hard for elderly people or people with injuries.
Toyota and Yamaha
Scooters have become more popular in the past couple of years. People want easy, fuel-efficient ways to get from here to there. Partnering with Toyota, Yamaha unveiled an electric tricycle that takes scooters one step further. The EC-Miu can be recharged at charging stations used by other electric vehicles and has Wi-Fi capabilities.
The cars debuted at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show were extremely imaginative and focused on energy efficiency. I can’t wait to see what will be unveiled next year.