Toyota Goes Steampunk With New ElectricCar Concept for Tokyo

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Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars

Toyota Goes Steampunk New Electric-Car Concept for Tokyo

Toyota FT-EV II

2009 FT-EV II

It hasn’t been a year for Toyota in the U.S. a recall of 3.8 million vehicles for floor-mat hazards and a dire of 2010 Prius hybrid .

So we were delighted to see the Toyota II electric car concept for the upcoming Motor Show, to prove the company still has its wack Would you believe a steampunk interior minus such as, oh, a steering wheel?

2009 Toyota FT-EV II

Scion iQ, to Detroit FT-EV, to


The FT-EV II concept is the latest of Toyota electric cars on its iQ mini-car, which will go on in the U.S. as the 2011 Scion iQ by the end of year .

In January, Toyota the first generation of the FT-EV at the Auto Show, complete glittery gold exterior That concept car, had a far more conventional interior.

John ‘Jazz’ Vernon’s

Look, Ma, no steering wheel!

The new has no steering wheel or pedals, them with instruments, and controls that position the car as node within the world’s digital information network. The II is designed to collaborate with services that go well today’s GPS navigation offerings and systems.

The car might, for example, music, movies, and other based on what it knows the preferences of the driver and passengers. It connected to the Internet whenever it is on, and connects to its users’ home to download data on its operations.

A digital device that to have wheels

The FT-EV II may one model for limited range vehicles that one day will amongst themselves, and with such as traffic lights and sensors, to provide limited driving. Which should today’s youngest drivers to up the tedium of actually, you know, so they can spend more texting .

Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars

The lithium-ion battery provides up to 50 miles on a full at speeds that top out around 60 per hour.

Toyota admits this the FT-EV II more suited to traffic than U.S. sprawl, saying it is primarily for short-distance travel, and is positioned as a vehicle for urban use.

The of Vibrant Clarity, OK?

And the style? calls it the “Vibrant Clarity” theme, though the retro-futuristic of the instruments and controls reminds us of so much as the best of steampunk

Not familiar with the steampunk which posits the evolution and Edwardian pre-electric technology the modern day? First, the SteampunkKamaro over at Steampunk Then dive into thorough steampunk entry .

Loligoth cosplay . electric car thingies

And this, parenthetically, is why we the Japanese despite the sometimes nature of some of that cars.

What other could bring us the manga of the 2010 Mazda3, the brain-bending of Lolita little-girl ruffles Goth gore called in the street fashion world of (short for costume roleplay). and a inflected, Internet connected electric car for the new century?

Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars
Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars
Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars
Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars
Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars
Toyota FT-EV Electric Cars

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