Are super-compact EVs the ride of the future?
TOKYO — How would you fancy riding around in something that can go 30 miles on a charge and costs around $1?
Super-compact electric vehicles have been on roads in Japan for a while, and more models are coming out as major automakers experiment with architecture and features.
Some look like golf carts or even the gas-powered tricycle mopeds commonly used for pizza and other deliveries in densely populated Japanese cities.
Single-seater Coms EVs made by Toyota Auto Body sell for around $7,400 in Japan and are used by farmers, cable TV technicians, milk delivery workers, and even Buddhist monks visiting parishioners.
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Subsidized by the government, Coms have a top speed of 37.5 mph,… [Read more]
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