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Video: Japanese electric tricycle makes for a nice weekend drive

You can always count on the Japanese to build vehicles that are so out-of-this-world, they’re actually pretty awesome. Their latest brainchild, courtesy of Kinki Knives Industry Corp. and Yodogawa Group, is this trendy little electric tricycle that’s made from just about every material you can think of. OK, it’s not really everything, but if you can build a ride using materials like bamboo and fan paper, you know you’re going to get some attention.

Called the Meguru, the tricycle has a top speed of 40 kmh with a two-hour charge that allows the trike to cover a distance of 40 km. It may not be ideal to use in the streets of Japan, but it sure would come in handy as a tourist vehicle. And best of all, the Meguru is already street-legal so anybody who’s interested can buy one of these babies for their own personal use.

Source: YouTube


6 comments:

This would be a good choice for personal transportation. IMO, it look so reliable than electric cars and safe to drive as well. BTW, I think both have the same problem since both of them needs to charge.

it’s kinda weird commercial... i wonder what’s the kitty mouse does something do to with dodge caravan..

I agree, this is a nice weekend vehicle, specially in a quiet and lovely place.

Cool! I think tourists will feel the touch of Japanese traditional in that kind of vehicle’s specially those built doors that are made of Japanese paper called “washi” and painted with vermilion lacquer.

Well, this is really an Eco friendly vehicle. Most of it’s components are made of bamboo and papers.

Nice one, maybe this is a replacement for the carriage and horse of the Japanese era.

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