Published on May 1st, 2014 | by Andrew Meggison


Toyota i-Road Tour Through Congress (VIDEO)

May 1st, 2014 by  

Originally published on Gas2.

If you didn’t think dictating national policy was enough fun for Congress, check out our nation’s representatives taking Toyota’s i-Road concept for a tour of Capitol Hill.

The Toyota i-Road is a three-wheeled electric vehicle designed for city driving based on a concept that was seen at the 2013 Tokyo Motor show. The i-Road seats one, comes in five bright colors, and get around 31 miles per charge.

Given that the i-Road is made for city living, 31 miles will get you where you need to go and back in no problem. And with the car coming in at 7 feet long, a little less than 5 feet high and only 2.8 feet wide parking won’t be a problem either. Nor is navigating the addmittedly-wide halls of Congress, where Toyota took the i-Road to demonstrate to politicians on both sides of the aisle, who seemed equally impressed with the Active Lean system.

Though the i-Road has a max speed of 37 miles per hour, it actually leans into corners, which looks wicked cool, even at low speeds. No one is sure when the i-Road will be available, but judging by the smiles on people’s faces who drive it, I’m sure the 100% electric i-Road will have a solid fan base when it does become available.

Source: Autoblog

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Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor's Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master's Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. In his free time Andrew enjoys writing, exploring the great outdoors, a good film, and a creative cocktail. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewMeggison

  • Otis11

    Looks good – holding two people, 37 mph top speed and 31 mph range. What’s the price?

    And first thought when I saw this – perfect for a high schooler’s first car. Not fast enough to get them in trouble, but enough to get them around and teach them to drive. Also, when they inevitably do stupid things, they put others at less risk…

  • Video too slow to download… Should use YouTube or Vimeo for these high-bandwidth items.

  • Anonymous

    “The i-Road seats” … Two (passenger or luggage behind driver)

  • Doug Cutler

    I want one. But it needs a solar panel on top like the ELF.

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