Toyota reveals Me We electric car concept made with bamboo

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Toyota reveals Me.We car concept made with

Revealing what it dubs an car, Toyota’s new battery-powered is nothing if not visionary.

Developed in with French designer, Massaud, the new Me.We electric car is to address the economic, human and challenges transport currently

Essentially that makes supermini concept a ‘anti-excess’ focused on paring down the to use little in the way of limited resources and them with renewable

Using the in-wheel electric debuted in the i-Road concept, revealed at the Geneva Motor this year (more on here ), the new Me.We is highly Toyota says the model can be as a pick-up, convertible, off-roader or city car, all in one.

inside and out

Like the iQ EV concept, the 3.4 long Me.We is fitted lithium ion batteries, fitted the floor, so as not to encroach on passenger That means the body of the car has for four people, although the bench for backseat occupants is folded underneath the front to maximise cargo space. It can be removed altogether and even for ad-hoc picnic seating.

Alternatively, the cargo space can be into a platform, like found in a pick-up.

Luggage can also be carried on the beneath a fold-out, weatherproof cover.

In our smartphone age, seems to be little point duplicate technology fitted to our so instead, Massaud has envisaged a car in the driver will use a phone to on the car’s single screen, on vehicle speed, battery journey information and navigation as well as use it to control music and temperature.

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Bamboo construction

Made a lightweight mix of aluminium and polypropylene the car weighs under 750kg-about 20 per less than a conventional supermini. The body panels are 100 per cent recyclable and weight 14kg.

Bamboo is used in the of the floor and for the cabin’s dash and was for being a renewable resource and pleasing. ME.WE is easy to clean with a simple inside and out.

Thanks to its motor system, the car can operate on two or wheel drive, without the penalty of a traditional 4×4 transmission

The heating and air conditioning are delivered by a air pump and electric seat to minimise power consumption. And to a cabriolet-like open air feel, all the can be opened, even the windscreen.

The new concept will make its at Le Rendez-vous Toyota, Toyota’s experience centre on the Champs in Paris.

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