According to Honda, the electrical powertrain consisting of a motor and a battery pack will be housed in a front storage cell ahead of the driver’s seat. The power cell will be provided with a lock in order to ensure enhanced safety of the battery pack.
The enclosed capsule of the auto will make the Honda 3R-C an all-weather motor option. With the introduction of the third wheel, physically challenged persons will also be able to experience the thrill of biking using the Honda 3R-C.
European designers created the concept at the Honda’s R&D facility in Milan, Italy; however, there is no information yet about post-production marketing of the vehicle.
This new sci-fi design of the Honda three-wheeler is certainly a move forward to combine economy with mobility and safety.
Honda made the rounds with in concept car, Peanut, at various international auto shows.
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Article Last Updated: February 24, 2010.
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