Toyota i-Road tests are getting more interesting

Toyota encourages i-Road users to customize their rides with 3D printed parts

6/3/15 5:00 am chumakdenis 1

Toyota is currently in the process of putting its i-Road electric trike through a trial program.

At first sight, everything as usual - undergoing trials aren't very interesting.

But there is a thing that does make its trials much more interesting - Toyota is asking i-Road users to customize their trikes with 3D printed parts.

The Toyota i-Road goes 50 kilometers (31 miles) per charge and uses a lithium-ion battery. 

What?

Yes, you've heard me correctly. Toyota is asking 100 trial users to make the customization of the trike for a somewhat more interesting experience - free design ideas/modifications for the automaker if nothing else, I suppose.

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Additionally, Toyota is asking testers to find small, creative parking spots where the i-Road can be plugged in, without taking up a precious full-sized parking spot.


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The narrow i-Road can fit many places that not even Japan’s tiny kei cars can fit, which could make it a valued mode of personal transportation.

Well,the 3D printed customization sounds like a pretty a cool thing, isn't it?

Wouldn't it be nice to be able change design of your vehicle not as hard as changing case covers on your cell phone?

Let's wish Toyota Motors good luck with that and wait for more news from them.

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  toyota toyota motors toyota i-road toyota i-road tests i-road trial program all-electric vehicle affordable electric vehicle trike electric trike 3d-customization 3d printed parts

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