It was not just the automotive manufacturers that brought the peculiar vehicle concepts into an automotive event. The proof, a Japanese medical company and optoelectronic business, Kowa Company Ltd. ever participated in the Tokyo Motor Show 2011 with three electric-powered vehicle prototypes with eccentric design named Kobot.
|Red colored Kobot v (Nu). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/23WTABL)|
|Bright lime green colored Kobot β (Beta). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/23WTABL)|
What’s interesting is that both of the Kobot v (Nu) and β (Beta) can fold up with a touch of a button on a smartphone app. The wheelbase will contract thus further reducing the overall size and footprint of the vehicle. Yet both have similarities thanks to the combination of car elements, motorcycles and trikes, which makes the Kobot v and β are more similar to the rickshaw.
|Four-wheeled electric vehicle concept named Kobot π (Phi). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/23WTABL)|
The goal here for these electric vehicles is to help ease traffic congestion and provide tourists a more efficient way of getting around in environmentally sensitive sightseeing areas. Unfortunately, the Japanese company did not release the detail informations of all three prototype models, both the engine specifications and the features embedded on each models. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | UBERGIZMO]
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