Thursday, March 04, 2010

Honda 3R-C

Wired reports: [edited]

The 3R-C, designed at Honda’s R&D center in Milan, is the company’s latest gaze into its crystal ball to see the future of personal mobility. Apparently that future is small, hyperefficient and slightly weird.

The battery and motor — no specs offered on either — are mounted low to keep the center of gravity low and stability high. A clear canopy keeps the car, and anything you might have in it, secure when parked. It retracts to create a windshield.

It has a flexible cover to keep you dry when things get wet, and there’s a small trunk up front for carrying stuff.

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